X-Rock 103.9 Biography: LAURA WALUSZKO
On the air: News during Bob & Tom and middays
High school:  River Forest
Favorite bands and artists:  The Firm, ELO,Foreigner, REO, Genesis, Def Leppard
Album I think you should hear:  LPs from the K-Tel collection
Favorite guilty pleasure song: Anything Bee Geesfrom Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Favorite retro TV shows:  The Honeymooners, Star Trek
Favorite kids show:  Game shows (remember when it was $10,000 Pyramid?)
Favorite retro movies:  Airplane, Star Wars
First job:  Fast food
Things I did as a kid:  Watched game shows


From Last Chance Rescue

Animal Corner

From Last Chance Rescue:

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Krissy loves people and is very sweet. She enjoys playing with other dogs. Krissy is about 35 pounds, about 3 years old. She would thrive with a loving owner and a little basic obedience training. Krissy is looking for that special someone who will give her the chance she deserves. Could that be you? She is spayed and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.

Bibbs  and Sukie are both three year old female black labs. Their owners died and out-of-state family members were unable to take them. They are very bonded and must be adopted together.  They are very loving and good with other dogs and children. They are each about 65 pounds.  They are spayed and current on all vaccinations. Please call Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961.


From Last Chance Rescue

Animal Corner

From Last Chance Rescue:


If you want a super-lovable companion, Bear's your boy. He's about 2 years old and gets along with other dogs. He's neutered and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue to meet Bear, 219-677-2961.



Cute little Alfred loves people and loves to play with his toys! He would make a great pet for the right person or family. He's only 40 pounds, was born in 2006, and is housebroken. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Give Last Chance Rescue a call to meet Alfred, (219) 677-2961.


Approximately 4 month old male kitten by the apartment building at 4th and Hayes street in Gary.  He is near 5th Avenue which is a really busy street.  

For more info contact Last Chance Rescue at (219) 677-2961.


Hoosier Lottery Partners with NWI Shelters

Animal Corner

INDIANAPOLIS (Sep. 5, 2013) - The Hoosier Lottery's new Lucky Dog Scratch-off encourages Hoosiers to "scratch a lucky dog."   In doing so, the Hoosier Lottery hopes to bring awareness to animal adoption opportunities and the importance of spay and neuter programs in communities across Indiana.

The new Lucky Dog scratch-off game features photos of ten adoptable dogs from Indiana animal shelters; three from the Humane Society of Indianapolis, three from the Humane Association of Clark County and four from the Allen County SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.)

The Lucky Dog Scratch-off featuring the adoptable Indiana pups is available at approximately 4,000 Hoosier Lottery retailers around the state. 

The Hoosier Lottery is partnering with more than 65 Indiana county Humane Societies and animal shelters to sponsor adoption events around the state beginning in September.  The adoption events will culminate in late October with Indiana's biggest adoption event ever.

The Hoosier Lottery will be providing Lucky Dog tickets to partner shelters to give to those who adopt animals throughout the fall, while supplies last.  In northwest Indiana, the Hoosier Lottery is partnering with the Humane Society Calumet Area, Jasper County Animal Shelter, Michiana Humane Society and SPCA, Newton County Animal Shelter and the Porter County Animal Shelter.

Each individual $2 ticket offers the chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000 and contains information directing players to log on to HoosierLottery.com/LuckyDog to learn more about animal adoption in northwest Indiana including how to donate winning and unscratched tickets to benefit local animal shelters. 

As a partner, the Humane Society Calumet Area was given a limited amount of scratch-off tickets to hand out to adopters during this time of the game. The adopters will be given a chance to win $10,000 from the Lucky Dog Scratch-off game. The Humane Society Calumet Area is located at 421 45th Street in Munster.

Each ticket will also include mention of the Lucky Dog of the Week picture contest on Hoosier Lottery's Facebook page which is open to all Hoosiers 18 and older.

Additional information about all the Lucky Dog initiatives, including a list of all partner shelters and specific events, will be available at hoosierlottery.com/lucky dog .

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play.  Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.  


Last Chance Rescue: Two Labs Need Home Together

Animal Corner

Bibbs and Sukie are both three year old female black labs, about 65 pounds each. They are very bonded and must be adopted together. They are very loving, good with other dogs and children, and housebroken. Call Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961, for more information.

Bibbs WinCE


Sukie WinCE





Romeo Updates from HSNI

Animal Corner


Romeo had surgery yesterday and he is doing very well. His ear has been repaired and the piece of skin hanging off his left eye was removed. He was also neutered. I visited him today and he looks wonderful. He is so happy you wouldn’t even know he had surgery. Dr. D from the Munster Animal Hospital said that even as he was coming out from under anesthesia that his tail was wagging. The staff at the Munster Animal Hospital has been working with him; He knows how to sit, shake paw, lie down and stay. He is a very bright boy and will be looking for a “forever home” soon.


To all who have donated to "Romeo's Rescue Fund" I want to say thank you. The kindness everyone has shown Romeo from New York to England, Italy to Argentina has been so heartwarming. The human race can be so amazing! I visited Romeo today and he is doing extremely well. The wounds on his face are nearly healed and he will soon have surgery on his ear.

As the director of the Humane Society of NW Indiana, I realize we cannot save them all, but Romeo has proven to be very special. Through all his painful treatments he has maintained being a beautiful, sweet and trusting creature. How many of us humans put through what he was put though would have the same attitude towards the human race?

We needed to save Romeo not just for Romeo's sake... but for ours. There's a saying I have always liked and have tried to live by. "You make a living from what you get. You make a life from what you give. What you do for yourself dies with you. What you do for others and the world is immortal". It’s want being alive is about…. to make a difference. Thank you again. Betty Clayton ~ Executive Director, Humane Society of NW Indiana.

Photos at our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofNWIN?fref=ts


Romeo continues to improve!

The very serious wound on his nose that had bone exposed is now healing over. He is still on antibiotics and will be for awhile.

He has a great appetite and has gained 7 pounds. The swelling on his face has decreased substantially and his wounds look significantly better. He just received his vaccines and most likely surgery will be done on his ear next week. He is still a happy boy and loves everyone. We will try to have pictures of the handsome boy on Friday.


Romeo is responding very well to treatment and is getting better and stronger on a daily basis. He is eating well and gaining weight. His wounds are healing and the puncture wound in his sinus area is doing much better and may not require further surgery though his torn ear and injured ear canal will require more surgery

Everyone at the Munster Animal Hospital, where he is now being treated really loves him. He was up at the front desk area last night hanging out with the staff and he now knows where they keep their treat jar!

It doesn't matter who the person is... he has a "wag of the tail" for them. He still has a long road to recovery but he is doing well and has a great attitude. He seems to know that there are a lot of kind people out there who are thinking and caring about him.

We will have pictures coming soon!!!!

If you would like to donate money for Romeo please go to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZWJB76C2LAP7U

The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana works closely with the Gary Police Department and Gary Animal Control to investigate animal abuse cases. In May, Sgt. Darlene Breightenstein of the Gary Police Department rescued “Romeo” and delivered him to our care.  Donations specifically for “Romeo’s Rescue Fund” can be dropped off in person or mailed to the shelter -- “Romeo’s Rescue Fund” c/o The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Road, Gary, IN 46403.

From HSNI: Be warned the photos of his injuries are quite graphic.  Despite being in tremendous pain, “Romeo” has maintained a very sweet demeanor,
wagging his tail in gratitude as the wonderful people at the Munster Animal Hospital came to his medical aid.

Thank you for reading, sharing and caring!   Every dollar helps more than you can imagine.

Sincerely,  The Staff of The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)


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