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St. John store features rescued dogs for adoption

St. John store features rescued dogs for adoption

ST. JOHN | Dogs in the market for new homes and dog lovers crowded Saturday afternoon into Alsip Home and Nursery's pet section.

February 22, 2014 7:14 pm Photos

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Sunset Hill isn't right site for new animal shelter

Sunset Hill isn't right site for new animal shelter

I support the need for a new Porter County animal shelter. My problem is not with the new shelter, but with the proposed location on U.S. 6, the unnecessary destruction of four or five acres of pristine farm park property, and the loss of one of the most beautiful farm vistas in all of Porte…

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A decent proposal for new animal shelter

DOUG ROSS: A decent proposal for new animal shelter

The fur is really flying over the proposal to build an animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
TradeWinds campers run to raise money for shelter animals

TradeWinds campers run to raise money for shelter animals

GARY | A group of children participating in the TradeWinds Summer Camp heard about the plight of animals at Gary Animal Control Center and decided to act. The youngsters, ranging in age from 5 to 18, took part in the first ever “Color Run” Friday in an effort to help.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Nonprofits an option for animal control

Gary is addressing problems with its animal control system by reaching out to a nonprofit that specializes in assessing animal shelters. It's a good response to criticism.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am

Portage won't change ordinances to accomodate sheep

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee decided it wouldn't change a Portage ordinance to accommodate a resident wanting to keep sheep on a large parcel of land within the city.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

New center offers help for dogs consumed by fear

This week, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opens its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J.

March 19, 2013 1:30 am

Hobart officials looking to revise vicious dog ordinance

HOBART | The City Council has delayed approving a revised ordinance regulating vicious animals.

February 23, 2013 6:55 pm
Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor

Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor

The person behind one of the country's fastest-growing animal rescues can't even vote yet. And neither can most of the people leading its 10 chapters across the nation.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am
Decoding Cat Behavior

Decoding Cat Behavior

Cats are known as mysterious creatures. While some of the things they do can be puzzling at times, you don't have to be a super sleuth to decode your pet's behaviors.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

Report calls for Porter County to build animal shelter in new location

VALPARAISO | A study released Friday, commissioned by Porter County officials to assess the county's animal shelter and operation, identified several areas of concern, including the need for a new shelter and reassessment of the shelter's no-kill policy.

April 28, 2012 10:15 am
What cures your cold can also kill your pet

What cures your cold can also kill your pet

If you are too cold to be outside without a coat, your dog probably is too. If your cat eats just one of your acetaminophen cold or flu pills, it could be fatal.

January 23, 2012 9:00 am
What cures your cold can also kill your pet

What cures your cold can also kill your pet

If you are too cold to be outside without a coat, your dog probably is too. If your cat eats just one of your acetaminophen cold or flu pills, it could be fatal.

January 20, 2012 5:15 pm
Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills.

December 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

Porter County needs to exit the animal shelter business

Porter County Councilman Jim Biggs was right. it's time for the county to get out of the business of animal welfare.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Barking up wrong tree for animal shelter solution?

DOUG ROSS: Barking up wrong tree for animal shelter solution?

Yet again, the Porter County Animal Shelter is at a crossroads, following the resignation of Director Kristina Montgomery last week.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am
Dog doesn't like Halloween costume? Accessorize!

Dog doesn't like Halloween costume? Accessorize!

Pet owners love dressing up their dogs for Halloween. Only problem is, dogs don't always love wearing costumes. But there are some tricks you can use for those pets that don't think it's a treat to wear hats, boots, masks and coats for their owners' amusement.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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