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Portage approves new dog, cat licensing measures

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved new measures for the licensing of residents' dogs and cats.

December 03, 2013 8:00 pm
Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Megan Gauler, 18, of Kouts remembers her first stage encounter with the witches of Broadway's record-breaking box office smash "Wicked."

October 27, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Do Your Homework Before Selecting a Pet

Do Your Homework Before Selecting a Pet

What is it about a tiny, fluffy kitten that makes them so hard to resist? For many, it's their looks. Appearance is one of the primary factors when choosing a feline friend, while dog owners tend to focus on size.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am
Hobart shelter staggers under cat-astrophe

Hobart shelter staggers under cat-astrophe

HOBART | Like a reality show based on Disney's "101 Dalmatians," the Humane Society of Hobart finds itself having to herd 34 cats someone dropped on its doorstep late last week.

August 10, 2013 5:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Time for Chevy Chase, Christmas and Imogene Coca Valpo memories

OFFBEAT: Time for Chevy Chase, Christmas and Imogene Coca Valpo memories

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 18, 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
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Betty Clayton, executive director of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, holds a dog that was dropped off at the door of the shelter in a bucket. Clayton says the building cannot hold any more animals and has not had an adult cat adopted in three months.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Debbie Heath, a Humane Society of Northwest Indiana employee, vacuums floors around cages Monday at the shelter.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Sandra Phelps, an employee of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood, cleans puppy cages Monday at the shelter. The shelter is at capacity and is hoping future owners apply to adopt one of its 103 animals.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Sandra Phelps, an employee with the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, cleans puppy cages Monday at the shelter.

August 27, 2012 2:29 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reward pets' friendship in any way you can

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reward pets' friendship in any way you can

In honor of National Pet Adoption Month, I invite you to reflect with me on the age-old bond between human beings and our two best-loved, furry friends.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am
Putting on a Good Show

Putting on a Good Show

A few years ago, Porter County 4-H almost did away with the Cats project after the superintendent quit, even though 4-Hers still wanted to do it.

June 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Veterinarian on a mission to spay, neuter cats

Veterinarian on a mission to spay, neuter cats

BEVERLY SHORES | Veterinarian Michael Anderson has made reducing the feline population his life's work.

January 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Kitten abandoned along road died waiting for you to return

This is addressed to the disgusting person who dumped a cat on U.S. 12 down from the Porter train station recently. That animal had more loyalty in it than you as a human possess.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

Our weekly round-up of new children's media.

September 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Meowsic Keyboard

Meowsic Keyboard

B. toys, $24.99, Ages 2 to 6 Meowsic Keyboard

September 07, 2011 12:00 am
Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

Porter County Animal Shelter worker Karrie Stivers walks out a door of the new addition at the shelter on Monday. The addition had two air conditioners installed Monday to combat rising outdoor temperatures.

August 01, 2011 2:20 pm
Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

The Porter County Animal Shelter had to temporarily move cats to a cooler part of its building after conditions in a new addition became too hot there Monday.

August 01, 2011 2:15 pm
Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

Air conditioners bring relief to animal shelter

A cat lies down inside its cage near a newly installed air conditioner at the Porter County Animal Shelter on Monday. Fans were being used to cool the room previously.

August 01, 2011 2:05 pm
One fat cat

One fat cat

Fat cat Prince Chunk, 44 pounds, was found roaming the streets of a New Jersey town in 2008 after his owner lost her home to foreclosure. Though adopted by a loving family, the heavyweight tabby died in his sleep in November. He was about 10 years old. Healthy indoor cats have average lifesp…

March 12, 2011 12:00 am
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