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Porter County Animal Shelter

Animal Wellness Fair features vendors, free services

Animal Wellness Fair features vendors, free services

VALPARAISO | Raising safe and healthy pets was the aim of hundreds Sunday who attended the Animal Wellness Fair.

February 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Super hero, princess bash benefits animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County is spinning out a crowning fund-raiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.

February 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Valentine’s fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

Valentine’s fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County members are singing their way to support Porter County Animal Shelter with a Valentine’s Day fundraiser.

January 24, 2014 3:27 pm

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs cures for chronic needs

Porter County's 2014 budget, approved last week, fails to address a number of chronic issues facing the county.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
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
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the Sept. 19 edition, the Roundtable panel discusses E-911, the Porter County Animal Shelter and Republicans' latest attempt to kill Obamacare.

September 19, 2013 6:10 pm

Conservation program poses obstacle to animal shelter proposal

VALPARAISO | The property at Sunset Hill Farm County Park that the Porter County commissioners are eyeing for an animal shelter is locked up for 10 years in a federal preservation program that prohibits construction.

September 11, 2013 6:00 pm
Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Six-year-old Dylan Thomas of Villa Park, IL gets to know his new buddy "Tallulah" at the Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event at the Porter County Expo Center. Children can get involved with giving back in ways they understand like helping out at animal shelters.

September 05, 2013 8:45 am

Build animal shelter at another accessible site

About 2 1/2 years ago, Porter County Commissioner John Evans asked County Planner Bob Thompson to form a steering committee to consider planning along U.S. 6. 

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
Board to hear request for Sunset Hill animal shelter

Board to hear request for Sunset Hill animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Porter County Animal Shelter Director Jon Thomas sees magic in a proposal to build a new shelter along U.S. 6 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Liberty Township.

September 04, 2013 10:13 am Photos

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Dog escapes from Porter County Animal Shelter

VALPARAISO | On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at approximately 2:30 pm, a dog escaped from the Porter County Animal Shelter. The dog is a German short haired Pointer; with a black, white and brown coat and a brown head. The dog was last seen in the area near Essex Park subdivision, west of the shelter.

August 28, 2013 4:19 pm

Sheriff: Aggressive dog escaped from shelter

VALPARAISO | A German shorthaired pointer escaped Tuesday from the Porter County Animal Shelter and the public is warned the dog is considered aggressive and should not be approached.

August 28, 2013 2:25 pm

Valpo wants to raze former bakery building

VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners on Tuesday discussed two separate issues: the demolition of a former bakery building in the area of Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 and a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

August 20, 2013 8:30 pm
Dogs join their voices at pet rescue fundraiser

Dogs join their voices at pet rescue fundraiser

VALPARAISO | The yipping and barking in Central Park Plaza on Saturday evening was enough to drive anyone crazy.

July 20, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Celebration of Wildlife at Sunset Hill Park joins organizations with future pet owners

Celebration of Wildlife at Sunset Hill Park joins organizations with future pet owners

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Hundreds of pet lovers converged Sunday at Sunset Hill Park, with many hoping to add a furry friend to their families.

June 02, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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Former Porter County sheriff employee says he was fired for whistle-blowing

VALPARAISO | A former employee of the Porter County Sheriff's Department filed suit claiming he was mistreated and wrongfully fired as a result of shedding light on illegal activities at the department and the county animal shelter.

May 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event

Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event

Six-year-old Dylan Thomas of Villa Park, Ill., gets to know his new buddy Tallulah at the Porter County Animal Shelter's Be Kind to Animals event Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center. The 2-year-old boxer had just been adopted by Dylan's mother Trease Riley from the Child and Pet Relief Fund.

April 27, 2013 1:57 pm
Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event

Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event

Teela Kloss, left, and Nan Marshall from the Arbor View Animal Hospital, inject a microchip into Sky Blue on Saturday at the Porter County Animal Shelter's Be Kind to Animals event at the Porter County Expo Center.

April 27, 2013 1:57 pm
Rock n Blues show to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter, Pet Project and Kibble Kitchen

Rock n Blues show to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter, Pet Project and Kibble Kitchen

PORTAGE | A Rock ‘n’ Blues Show will benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter and the Porter County Pet Project and Kibble Kitchen at 5:30 p.m. Saturday April 6 at the American Legion Post 260.

April 01, 2013 3:05 pm

Low-cost spay/neuter program offered for dogs, cats

The Porter County Animal Shelter announces the availability of programs with the National Animal Welfare Association (NAWS) of Mokena, Ill., to provide a low cost spay/neuter program for dogs beginning on Tuesday, April 9. There is continuing availability of low cost/spay neuter for cats at …

April 01, 2013 3:00 pm
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