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Romeo Updates from HSNI

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6/8/13:

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.

6/1/2013:

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

5/30/2013:

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.

5/24/2013:


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

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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
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)



 

Waiting for Homes at HSNI

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Diamond

Diamond is an outgoing and friendly 6 month old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very playful and can play with her squeaky toys for long periods of time before she decides to take her naps. Come in and meet this cutie! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Diamond, please be sure to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Lady 
Lady is  an intelligent 5 year old female Lhaso Apso mix. She is a spirited and energetic little dog. She thrives on human attention and is constantly seeking a lap to lay on. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Lady, please be sure to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sir Richard

Meet Sir Richard! He is a 5 month old male Pit Bull puppy. Being a puppy in a shelter is not fun. He wants a family to love him and play with him. He would enjoy a yard to play in as well. Come visit him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, we have many play areas that you can play ball with him in and get to know him. You WILL fall in love with him! He has such  an outgoing and fun personality and is very eager to please.  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Sir Richard please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ginger

Ginger is a loyal 5 year old female German Shepherd mix. She is active and would love an active family to live with. She has a strong devotion to her people. She is happiest when she is around them. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Ginger our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TJ


Hello! My name is TJ! I am a 6 month old male Chihuahua/Papillon mix. I am a happy and friendly dog. I can be a little bit reserved at first, but once I get to know you I am much more sociable. Come in and visit me! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sweety
Sweety is a 5 year old female Pit Bull mix. She is athletic and energetic. She would like a big yard to run around and play ball in. She is very smart and friendly. If you are interested in Sweety come in and meet her! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about her our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Larry

Larry is a 4 year old male long haired Chihuahua mix. This spunky pup loves to cuddle on laps and being petted. Come see him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Larry, please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Katie

Katie is a 3 year old female Pit Bull Mix. She is energetic and loves to be around people. She will need a good amount of space to be able to run and around get out some of her energy. Come in and see her at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana! She loves meeting new people. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Katie our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maya
Maya is a 7 year old female Beagle mix.She is calm, gentle and even tempered. She is very sweet and friendly.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Maya please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Major
Hello! My name is Major! I am a 2 year old female Pit Bull. I am very energetic and playful! I also have a fun, outgoing, and clownish personality! I would really love a home soon. I love my new friends here at the Humane Society, but a forever home is where my heart belongs. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

buster
Buster is a 3 year old male Jack Russell Terrier/Rat Terrier mix. He is VERY energetic and loves to run around outside and chase his ball around. He never stops moving.  He is very nice and has a great personality. Come in and let him steal your heart!!! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Buster please call (219) 938-3339 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

razor

Hello! My name is Razor! I am a 1 year old male Pit Bull. I am a very handsome dog if I say so myself! I also constantly have a smile on my face, how many dogs can say that? Please come in and see me at the Humane Society! You will not regret meeting me in person, I have a playful and goofy personality that just shines. I also make a great cuddlier :). The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Tommy

Tommy is a 1 year old male Domestic Short Hair Cat. He is very friendly and loves being around people. He perks up when he sees people come by his cage. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Tommy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sam

Hello! My name is Sam! I am an active 7 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. As per the breed I am outgoing, intelligent, and good-tempered. Since I am a puppy I will need a lot of exercise and obedience. Come in and play fetch with me! I'd love to get to know you!  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 and their email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mallory
Mallory is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very sweet. As with the breed she is energetic and has a clownish personality. She also loves to play fetch. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Mallory our phone number is (219) 939-3339 or our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fluffy

Fluffy is a 3 year old female calico Domestic Medium Hair cat. She has been spayed. She is extremely friendly. She loves to be around people and cuddling on their lap. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Fluffy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Harry

Harry is a 1 year old male Hound mix. He is very friendly and smart. He gets along with other animals as well. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Harry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Terry

Terry is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair cat. He is adventurous and curious. He's very friendly and loves to cuddle.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Terry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

'Romeo' Update from HSNI

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Veterinary expenses are mounting as Region residents help a rescued pit bull recuperate.  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana reports that "Romeo’s wounds look horrible," but he is doing better and is responding to antibiotics and is still on pain medication.

"His wounds have been cleaned but in the process of cleaning the wounds the vet found many more puncture wounds. One wound is deep within his sinus cavity which is a concern, but is treatable. Part of the ear may have to be removed because of the intense infection. He also has many older healed wounds on his legs.

"His wounds must be treated and cleaned every day which is a painful process, but through it all Romeo is loving and wags his tail. Dr. Sheena Dadkah from the Munster Animal Hospital is his attending veterinarian commented that “Romeo’s whole weight is his big heart.” And that he is “so loving and sweet!”  “Everyone at the Munster Animal Hospital has fallen in love with him”

Romeo has many weeks of care ahead of him. We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far to “Romeo’s Rescue Fund”.

If you would like to donate to “Romeo’s Rescue Fund” please click on the paypal link.

https://www.paypal.com/ cgi-bin/ webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted _button_id=ZWJB76C2LAP7U

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Humane Soc of NWI Adoptable Animals

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Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

Marshell WinCE
Hello! My name is Marshell! I am a 3 year old male Jack Russell Terrier mix. Unlike most Jack Russell Terriers I am relatively calm. I love being around people and having my belly rubbed. If you are looking for a Jack Russell Terrier that isn't super hyper, but has the intelligence of the breed, I am the dog for you! Come into the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana today to visit me soon! They are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about me call them at (219) 938-3339 or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Candelabra WinCE
Candelabra is a 3 year old female Chihuahua. She is friendly and lively. She can be a bit standoffish at first, but she warms up quickly once she gets to know you. She'd love to be adopted soon! Come in and get to know her! She is at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Candelabra please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mallory WinCE

Mallory is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very sweet. As with the breed she is energetic and has a clownish personality. She also loves to play fetch. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Mallory our phone number is (219) 939-3339 or our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fluffy WinCE

Fluffy is a 3 year old female calico Domestic Medium Hair cat. She has been spayed. She is extremely friendly. She loves to be around people and cuddling on their lap. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Fluffy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Harry WinCE
 
Harry is a 1 year old male Hound mix. He is very friendly and smart. He gets along with other animals as well. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Harry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Terry WinCE

Terry is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair cat. He is adventurous and curious. He's very friendly and loves to cuddle.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Terry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tommy WinCE
Tommy is a 1 year old male Domestic Short Hair Cat. He is very friendly and loves being around people. He perks up when he sees people come by his cage. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Tommy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sam WinCE

Hello! My name is Sam! I am an active 7 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. As per the breed I am outgoing, intelligent, and good-tempered. Since I am a puppy I will need a lot of exercise and obedience. Come in and play fetch with me! I'd love to get to know you!  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 and their email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Last Chance Rescue Needs Dog & Cat Food

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Last Chance Rescue, based in Schererville, is in desperate need of dog and cat food, preferably without artificial colors and dyes. If you can donate food, please call us! 219-677-2961.

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Adoption

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3rd annual Black Cat Strut 5K run/walk and 1 mile dog walk for Independent Cat Society is at Sunset Hill Farm county park at US 6 and Meridian Rd on Sunday April 28 in Valparaiso, IN. Open day of registration is from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Runners will start at 9am, walkers at 9:05 am and the dog walk at 9:30 a.m. There will be raffles, bake sale, crafts, kids games, face painting, 24 vendors, 14 rescue/shelter booths, Rusty the RailCat, FREE nail trims with Smoochie Pooch and much more! event goes till 1pm. Bring your family and pooches out for a morning of fun.  More info at www.catsociety.org 

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Bowl a game or three, get a team together for corn hole, and enjoy a day of fun while helping hungry pets in Porter County! The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry will host The Kibble Games 2013 from 2 – 5 pm June 22 at Inman’s Bowling & Recreation in Valparaiso. Recreation throughout the day includes bowling (including shoes), billiards and corn hole, plus inflatables for the kids, and is perfect for couples, families, and competitive teams of six.

Tickets for all ages if purchased ahead are $20, with day of purchase tickets priced at $25. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Each ticket-holder will be automatically entered into a raffle for an outstanding door prize, and tickets will be sold for a 50/50 raffle. Inman’s snack bar and bar will be open for your enjoyment.

Proceeds from the event will go toward operational costs in order to keep the doors open to continue to help the cats and dogs of low-income Porter County residents. “Our financial goal for this event is $2,000, which will help pay utilities and insurance on our donated space. “Without the community donations we couldn't keep the doors open,” said founder Michelle Duca. “The actual cost is about $4,500 a year.

For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/kibblekitchen , www.thekibblekitchen.com  , call 219.734.6936, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Food and Drug Administration says Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. The recall includes these brand names: California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Innova, Karma.  Here's a link for details:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm348786.htm
The FDA says salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in additional dry pet food and a cat pet treat. In an abundance of caution, Natura is also recalling product made in the surrounding timeframe. This action affects dry pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.
The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online.
Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For additional information, consumers may visit www.naturapet.com. For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

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The Porter County Animal Shelter will be hosting its 16th Be Kind to Animals Celebration event at the Porter County Expo Center, Saturday April 27, 2013. This is a nationally recognized week, always celebrated the first week of May.Over 30 rescue organizations, veterinarians, and local businesses as vendors. Many animals will be available for adoption as well as fun merchandise to buy, and educational resources.  It is an annual tradition that commemorates the animals in our lives and the roles they play. It is an awareness event, great for the kids. Raffles and door prizes throughout the day will raise small funds for the shelter.


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The Valparaiso Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization, will again be offering obedience as well as conformation classes for its members as well as the general public. The Valparaiso Kennel Club promotes responsible pet ownership through their ongoing obedience classes.  You do not have to be a member to participate in the training classes.  

All dogs purebred or mixed breeds are welcome. All participating dogs must be up to date on vaccinations. Canine Good Citizen Obedience classes begin on April 24th and are held every Wednesday evening, starting at 6:00 pm, at the Canine Country Club. 3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN.  

The fee for the 8 week sessions is $100. Classes are taught by Carol Richardson who is an AKC Breeder of Merit with not only conformation champions but competition obedience, agility and rally titles to her credit.  She is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator, giving her credentials to teach the classes.  

For questions and information on any of the classes please contact:  Carol Richardson at   219-464-8793 or Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   An enrollment form is available on their website at valparaisokennelclub.com  
To learn more about the Canine Good Citizen AKC title, you can visit their website at  www.akc.org

Following obedience sessions, Drop-In Conformation classes are held every Wednesday evening, starting at 7:00 pm, at the Canine Country Club. The training facility offers a "show-like" environment. The class is taught by Julie Norver-Horn who is an American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, showing dogs since 1991 and has handled to championship several dogs, many from the bred by exhibitor class, and a variety of breeds. She has handled champion dogs to group placements in American Kennel Club competition. Other members of our club teach on a rotating schedule.  This affords the dogs the exposure to both men and women as judges and each instructor adds their own touch to the ring procedure.

Again, all dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations.  Class fee is: $5.00 (on a drop-in basis) Additional dog with same handler is:  $3.00  

To verify the class schedule or for more information, contact us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Happy Wrangler's 4-H Club is hosting a fundraiser. A New & Used Horse Tack Auction will be held on Saturday April 27th starting at noon at the Loyal Order of Moose #260 at 1200 N. Indiana Avenue in Crown Point, IN. Admission is free. There will be saddles, lots of horse tack, a silent auction, and more. Food will be available for purchase. Anyone is welcome to bring used tack to be auctioned off with 15% of the proceeds going to the Happy Wranglers 4-H Club. For more information or to donate to this worthwhile event contact Barb DeWell at 219-988-4984 or 219-789-0255.

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The Dunes Dog Training Club will be holding a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test on Sunday, April 28th, from 1-3 PM.  The test will be held at the clubhouse, located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN.  The CGC is open to purebred & mixed breed dogs & the cost is $15.00 per dog.  Once the test is successfully completed by the dog/owner team, the American Kennel Club will issue a certificate proclaiming the dog to be an official Canine Good Citizen.  No pre-registration is needed to participate.  For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-916-1594, 219-226-5680.


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Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

Brutis WinCE

Brutis

Brutis is a 2 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is very friendly and loves to cuddle with people. He would love to have a home of his own soon! If you are interested in him, please don't hesitate to come in and see him. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions, call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Izzy WinCE

Izzy

Izzy is a 2 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix.She is a super sweet, calm dog and loves being around people. Come into the shelter and give her a chance to wow you with her great personality! She looks forward to seeing you soon! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Izzy please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Betty Lue WinCE

Betty Lue

Betty Lue is a 2 month old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She came into us as a stray. She was in horrible shape from being outside for a while and clearly her previous owners were not good to her. She has experienced so much in her short 2 months of life that we just want her to find a loving forever home so she knows how it feels like to be loved. She is super cute and bounces when she barks at you from her crate. Come in and meet her! She will not disappoint you.Give her the chance she deserves! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Betty Lue please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Molly WinCE

Molly

Molly is a 4 year old female Beagle mix. She is very sweet and loving. She enjoys being the center of attention and cuddling next to you on the couch. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Molly please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Scooter WinCE

Scooter

Meet Scooter! He is a 3 year old male Toy Poodle Mix. He loves to be petted and cuddled. He is looking for a forever home and yours just might be the one!  If you are interested in him, come in to the shelter to visit and play with him!! He has been here for a while now and just wants to go home! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about him please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Destiny WinCE

Destiny

Meet little miss Destiny! She is a 8 month old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is an absolute sweet heart. She is very friendly and loves attention from people. She walks very well on a leash too. She can be a little shy and scared of unfamiliar things at times, but she warms up quickly. This smart girl is hoping that her forever home will come get her soon. The shelter is no place for a puppy. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions please call the shelter at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tiana WinCE

Tiana

Tiana is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She gets so excited to see people that her whole body wiggles. Like a typical Pit Bull she has a clownish, affectionate personality.  She is still in the puppy stage and would benefit from some obedience training. If you are interested in this intelligent girl! Don't hesitate to call us or come in and see her!! She loves visitors! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Tiana our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sam WinCE

Sam

Sam is an active 6 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. As per the breed he is outgoing, intelligent, and good-tempered. Since he is a puppy he will need lots of exercise and maybe some obedience. Come in and see him! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Sam our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Pet Portraits to Benefit HSCA on April 20

Here’s your chance to get portraits taken of your pets.  Woof Studios will be at the Humane Society Calumet Area doing just that on Saturday, April 20th.  There are thousands of backgrounds to choose from for your pet to pose in front.  The sitting fee is $10 and photos can be purchased by the sheet or individually.  Woof Studios will donate the sitting fee proceeds to the shelter.  To make an appointment, please contact the HSCA at (219) 922-3811.

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Paws in the Park Walk-a-Thon and Vendor Fair -- June 8

Paws in the Park is a fun-filled day for families, friends, and their pets.  The event is from 8am-2pm at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, IN.  The day begins with a walk-a-thon at 9:30am to help support the homeless animals at the shelter.  Everyone is invited to participate, individually or as a team.  We only require that you love animals!
There is a walker registration fee of $25, which includes a walker t-shirt.  Pledges are encouraged.
If not interested in the walk, stop by to check out all the vendor booths, games, food, and raffles that will be taking place throughout the day!
Interested in registering for the walk and raising pledges or have a question, please contact Amanda at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219) 922-3811 ext. 306.

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Animal Baby Shower at Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster -- Thursday April 4

Come and celebrate with the baby kittens and puppies at the Humane Society Calumet Area. The HSCA will be hosting their annual Animal Baby Shower on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.   Bring a gift from the HSCA’s baby registry wish list such as kitten and puppy formula, Epsom salt, and heating pads.  There will also be games and light refreshments at the shower.  For additional information or the complete “baby registry wish list”, please call (219) 922-3811 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Dunes Dog Training Club Beginner and Puppy Classes

Beginner Obedience Class -- The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Beginner Obedience class will start on April 24th.  This class is for dogs 6 months of age & older; cost for the class is $90.00 for the 8 week session.  Owners must bring proof of their dogs current vaccinations on the first night.  Dogs should be wearing a metal training collar, attached to a 6 ft leather leash.  Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their own dogs using positive reinforcement in the form of treats.  Classes are held in a casual atmosphere, making it an enjoyable experience for dogs & owners alike.  All classes are held at the club building, located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN.  For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-663-3369, 219-756-7035.

The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Puppy Obedience class will start on May 1st.  This class is for puppies 2-6 months of age; cost for the class is $80.00 for the 7 week session.  Owners must bring proof of their puppies current vaccinations on the first night; puppies should be wearing a flat buckle-type collar, attached to a 6ft leather leash.  Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their puppies, using positive reinforcement only in the form of treats.  All classes are held at the club building, located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN.  For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-663-3369, 219-756-7035.

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Spring Fling Adoption Event

Second Chance 4 Pets Network, a local animal rescue, and Hungry Hound Boutique and Grooming are co-sponsoring a Spring Fling Adoption Event on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Hungry Hound store located at 8243 Wicker Avenue in St. John, Indiana.  Second Chance cats and dogs will be on hand to meet prospective adopters.  Adoption applications will be available at the event.

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Independent Cat Society April 2013 Adoption Specials and Tag Days
 
Black is the new color for Spring and the ICS is celebrating this by hosting an adoption special for the month of April wherein any black cat or kitten at our shelter is available for adoption for only $50. And you can get a companion cat, of any color or size, for only $25 more. This fee includes our spay or neuter, current vaccines, nail trim and flea treatment. You also get a free initial vet visit with one of our participating vets within 2 weeks of the adoption. We are hosting this to help our kitties lace up their running shoes for our annual Black Cat 5K Strut and Walk to be held on April 28th at Sunset Park in Valparaiso. So wont you help make April showers happen for our wonderful black cats and come out and adopt one or two of your own during April.
 
We also are continuing our adoption special 'adopt a cat over 5 years of age and we will waive the adoption fee." Come out and meet our wonderful cats this weekend at the ICS Shelter located on Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville, Indiana. We are open for adoptions Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.  Or contact our shelter for other adoption appointment arrangements. Hope to meet you soon!
 
Also, the ICS will hold a Tag Day on April 6th at Jewel on Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton, IN from 9am to 4pm.  We will also hold a Tag Day on April 13th at Walmart in Valparaiso from 9am to 4pm.  So come out and meet us and donate generously to help support the Independent Cat Society.

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The Independent Cat Society is having a March Madness event all month. During March any cat from shelter rooms, Kikis or Freckles, are available for adoption for $35 each and a companion from either of these rooms is 'no charge'.  These cats are all younger, ranging in age from 1 to about 4 years of age. They have been spayed or neutered, are current on vaccines and flea treatments. A free initial vet visit within 2 weeks of the adoption is also included.

 
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We are also offering to waive the adoption fee for any single cat over 5 years of age from any room at the shelter. This give one of our wonderful adult cats a good chance for a loving home. So come out and check out our wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption.  If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the ICS 219-785-4936 or better yet, stop out and visit us at the ICS Shelter located at Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville, IN. Our adoption hours are Saturdays 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.
 
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Also, the ICS is holding its annual Pussycat Pizza Party on March 11th from 6pm to 9pm at Aurelios Pizza, 2330 N Hwy 35 in LaPorte, IN. Tickets are $12 at the door for all the pizza you can eat and pop you can drink. At 8pm we will hold a dessert raffle for some wonderful homemade desserts. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society so if you cant attend please donate to help support the ICS and the wonderful work we do to help the many homeless cats and kittens in the area.  If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the ICS 219-785-4936

 

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Fiona

Fiona is a 4 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is literally the sweetest dog you may ever get the chance of meeting. She loves to be petted, especially behind her ears and cuddling. She is playful and energetic. She flourishes around people and loves being around them all the time. If you are looking for a sweet dog, Fiona is the dog for you. She is house trained, spayed and current on her vaccinations. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Fiona our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Melton
Meet handsome Melton! This beautiful Pit Bull is 2 years old and has been at our shelter for almost a year. True to the breed, Melton is silly, friendly, energetic and loving. He is a fast learner and VERY eager to please.He is crate trained and does well with other dogs and just enjoys the company of others. He'll trade belly rubs for unconditional love any day - could you be the lucky recipient? The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Melton our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Samson

Every year over 5 million dogs and cats will be dropped off at shelters across the US... Annie fox has more on one region pets incredible journey.

Samson Will Walsh is one lucky pooch and owner Kathy Walsh wants everyone in America to know it. Samson is up for Petfinder.com's Luckiest Pet Contest and needs your help. Although he is in a loving home now, Kathy Walsh says he didn't start his life that way.   

Click here: http://www.radiooneindiana.com/index.php/home/upload-audio/news-on-demand.html to hear Samson's story On Demand.

You can meet this lucky pup this weekend at the Petco in Merrillville/Hobart Saturday (March 2nd), and Sunday (March 3rd) at the Tractor Supply Store in St John from 10-2.

Voting is open till March 18 at www.petfinder.com for more on Samson's incredible journey check out Snnie's full interview On Demand at Regionnewsteam.com

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From Humane Society Northwest Indiana:
Make sure you save this date on your calendar!! On Sunday,February 24th, 2013, we will be having our "Tails of Love" fundraising event. The fun starts at 4 and lasts til 7, it will be held at Maxine's Restaurant of Michigan City. They have generously donated their French Bistro and delicious cuisine for this event. We will be having a silent auction from 4-6:30 and a live auction at 6:00. There will be artwork, jewelry, electronics and many other items to bid on!

For reservations please call us at (219) 938-3339 by February 19th! Tickets will also be sold at the door, but reservations are preferred please.

Individual tickets are $30.00
Two tickets are $50.00

Please remember this is a fundraiser to help the animals.

Please feel free to print the flier in this article and leave them at places you go to and spread the word about this event for us! :) Thank you!

Maxine's is located at:

521 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 872-4500

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Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday - CLOSED

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bill

Bill is a 3 year old male Weimaraner Mix. He is an energetic dog that would benefit from some basic obedience. He has a great personality and is very friendly.Come in today to meet him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Bill please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

marshell

Marshell is a 4 year old male Jack Russell Terrier mix. He is much calmer than most Jack Russell Terriers and loves to be around people. Come in today to meet him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Marshell please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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Where Best Friends MeetOn March 2nd, the Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting the 10th Annual “Where Best Friends Meet” dinner, dance and silent auction at the Halls of St. George in Schererville. The silent auction will feature items such as pet supplies, gift certificates to local restaurants, salons, and hotels, sports memorabilia, tickets to plays and sporting events, and many more. The even raffle items will include the following great prizes such as tickets to Walt Disney World, a Four Winds Casino weekend getaway, and a large flat screen TV. Also, have a chance that night to meet with the HSCA’s guest of honor of the event, Nancy Goodman, author and WishPuppies creator. For more information on the WishPuppies and Goodman, please check out: www.wishpuppies.com .

Tickets are now available at the shelter and are $65 per person, $100 per couple (tickets purchased in pairs) and $500 for a table of 10. The ticket prices include dinner and open bar. All proceeds of the event will benefit our furry friends at the shelter. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The shelter is located at 421 45th Street in Munster. For additional information, please contact Amanda Morrone at 219-922-3811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Dolly

Dolly is a beautiful 3 year old Pointer/ Pit Bull Terrier mix. Her tail is always wagging for attention. She is looking for a human companion that is confident, with a gentle nature. If you think that you can provide this exotic looking girl with a forever home, please contact the shelter and come in and see her. We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gracie

Gracie
 
Hello! My name is Gracie! I was found as a stray and now I am here at the Humane Society. I am 2 years old and super sweet. I would make the perfect companion for you. If you are interested in me please don't hesitate to come in and see me. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

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Phoebe

Phoebe

Phoebe is a 1 year old female Rat Terrier mix. She is a sweet, smart, and intuitive dog. Her perfect human would be confident, gentle and reassuring. If she seems like she would be the perfect dog for you please don't hesitate to come in to the shelter and visit her! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Phoebe please call (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Diesel

Diesel
Meet Diesel! He is a 1 year old male German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix. He is a ball of energy whose tail never stops wagging. He loves being around people and is very playful. Come in and see him, he loves visitors! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana.If you have any questions about Diesel please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

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The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana & Maxine’s Restaurant of Michigan City (521 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN)
Present a Fundraiser to Benefit the Animals

Sunday, February 24th. 2013 , 4:00-7:00pm

Delicious European Cuisine & American Classics, Cocktails/Cash Bar, Silent Auction 4:00-6:30pm. Live Auction at 6:00pm. 

There will be artwork, jewelry, electronics & other items to bid on.
For reservations call 219-938-3339.

Tickets sold at the door but reservations preferred.
Individual tickets are $30.00. Couples $50.00. WOW what a bargain!!

Please remember that all funds raised will help save many animal’s lives.

 

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Sunshine PAWS Announces First Adoption Event

It's a chance to meet one of the newest rescue groups in the Region, Sunshine PAWS, and their pups available for adoption.  If you already have a four-footed, furry friend in your life and you'd like to get a photo to help others waiting for their 'fur-ever' homes, bring them along for a Valentine's Day themed event, by Megan Wells Photography. Sitting fees at $10 and include a 4x6 print. Other packages are available. Please call to schedule an appointment for photos at 219-663-6985.

10am-1pm -- Saturday February 9, 2013

Woof Life, 1190 E. Summit St, Crown Point, IN, 46307

For more information on their rescue operation, visit www.sunshinePAWS.org . You can also 'like' them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on their latest events and available dogs. 

For more information, please contact:

Linda Armstrong -- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    or  Megan Wells -- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Melton

Melton

Hello!!! My name is Melton and I am a a 2 year old male Pit Bull Terrier Mix. I have been here at the shelter for some time now and I'm thinking that it is my time to have a forever home. Come see me at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Gary, Indiana or call the Humane Society directly at (219) 938-3339.

Britney

Britney

Hello! My name is Britney. I am a 4 year old female Chihuahua mix. I love to have fun and play all day long. I'm thinking that your house could be my forever home? Come visit me today at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Gary, Indiana or call the Humane Society directly at (219) 938-3339
 
Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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Kayla
Meet Kayla! She is a 4 month old Terrier mix. She is a playful puppy that is very eager to please. Kayla is anxiously waiting for her forever home here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Kayla or any of our other dogs please visit www.millercritters.net or call us at (219) 938-3339.

Mama

Mama

Meet Mama! She is a 2 year old Labrador Retriever mix. She is an energetic dog that loves attention.. She would love a forever home for the new year. She is here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Mama or any of other dogs please visit www.millercritters.net or call us at (219) 938-3339.

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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Peter

Peter

Meet Peter! He is an adorable 6 year old male Chihuahua mix here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. He is a loving dog that is just looking for a lap to sleep on again. He was found on the side of the road on a very, cold day in a cardboard box with a few of his other Chihuahua friends. We have told Peter that we will find him a nice, warm home that will  never do that to him again.He's looking forward to some visitors, come see him today!! We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. To contact us if you have any questions, please call (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Mary
Hello! My name is Mary and I am a 6 month old Jack Russell Terrier. I am here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. I am an energetic, playful, curious puppy that just wants to find a forever home!! Come into the Humane Society today to see me! I love visitors! We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. To contact us if you have any questions, please call (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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ChiChi
ChiChi is a 1 year old female Chihuahua mix that weighs about 12.5 pounds. She is a playful, happy puppy that loves to snuggle and be with her humans as much as she can. If you are looking for a sweet, little dog ChiChi would be the dog for you. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about ChiChi please feel free to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Frankie
Frankie is a 4 year old male Shih Tzu mix that weighs about 18 pounds. He is suupppeeerr fluffy!! Frankie absolutely loves people and his tail is constantly wagging when he is around them. Come in today and see him!! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about Frankie, feel free to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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Phoebe

Phoebe

Meet Phoebe! She is a 1 year old female Rat Terrier mix looking for her forever home here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. She is a sweet, smart, and intuitive girl. Her perfect human would be confident, gentle and reassuring. If she seems like she would be the perfect dog for you please don't hesitate to come in to the shelter and visit her! We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. If you have any questions about her call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tito

Tito

Meet Tito! He is a handsome 1 year old male German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix looking for his forever home here at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. He loves attention and belly rubs. He has a lot of energy and is very playful.  Tito is hoping that you will come in and play with him at the shelter! We are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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January 2013 Classes/From the non-profit Dunes Dog Training Club:

Dog Obedience Class:  The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Beginner Obedience class will start on January 2nd.  This class is for dogs 6 months of age & older, & the cost is $90.00 for the 8 week session.  Classes are held at the clubhouse located at 110 N. Main St, in Hebron, IN.  Owners must bring proof of their dogs' current vaccinations on the first night.  Dogs should be wearing a metal training collar, attached to a 6 ft leather leash.  The club's experienced instructors teach owners how to train their dogs, using only food & praise as positive reenforcement.  This makes the learning experience enjoyable for owners & dogs alike!

Puppy Obedience Class:  The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Puppy Obedience Class will begin on January 9th.  This class is for puppies 2-6 months of age, & the cost is $80.00 for the 7 week session.  Owners must bring proof of their puppy's current vaccinations on the first night.  Puppies should be wearing a flat, buckle-type collar for the class.  Classes are held at the clubhouse, located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN.  Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their babies in basic obedience, using food as their positive reenforcement.  The puppies learn to look forward to training night & the pleasant reward of food for their accomplishments!

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Krissy

(Dec 16 2012) Krissy loves people and is very sweet. She enjoys playing with other dogs, and she seems to prefer women. She would thrive with a loving owner and a little basic obedience training. Krissy is about 35 pounds, 3 years old, housetrained, spayed, and current on vaccinations.  Krissy is looking for that special someone who will give her the chance she deserves. Could that be you? Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.

(Note: Other adoptees-in-waiting through Last Chance Rescue can be seen in earlier entries here at Animal Corner/Adoption)

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From Humane Society of NWI December 19, 2012:

Bear

Hello! My name is Bear. I am a 6 year old female chocolate colored Retriever mix. I have already been spayed and am ready to go home. I would love to spend the holidays in a nice, warm home. Please come in and visit me today! You will not regret it! I am at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary Indiana or call the Humane Society directly at (219) 938-3339.

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BooBoo
 
Hey! My name is BooBoo! I am a male 10 month old Pit Bull/Boxer Mix. I am an energetic puppy looking for my forever home this holiday season. I really would enjoy to spend it with you! Come visit me at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary Indiana or call the Humane Society directly at (219) 938-3339.
 
Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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The Independent Cat Society (ICS) is holding its annual Holiday Open House at the ICS Shelter located at Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, December 16th from 1pm to 4pm. We will have many wonderful items for sale so you can shop for your family, friends or favorite feline. We will also have delicious home baked goods available for sale. And there will be gift wrapping available for you while you shop and enjoy a hot chocolate. While there you can also check out our many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption. On December 15th at 1pm there will be carolers at the shelter to add to your holiday pleasure. Please stop out and see us and help us to continue caring for the many homeless cats and kittens.
 
Also during the month of December we will be winding up our 35th year in operation as a no-kill shelter. To celebrate this we are offering our cats or kittens for adoption for $35. Our goal for this month is to adopt 35 cats or kittens into good home in honor of our anniversary. So if you are thinking of adopting a pet please stop out at the ICS Shelter, located at Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville during our adoption hours, Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm and check out our many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption.
 
If you have any questions please contact the ICS, 219-785-4936.

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The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Hosts 2012 Howl-iday Pet Food Drive to Benefit Pets of low income families of Porter County

Why: The pantry shelves are getting bare help us keep pets and families together! Any new unopened pet related food and pet supplies accepted!

When:  Donations accepted December 1-31, 2012. At all business locations listed below

Or donations can be dropped off during special hours at the Kibble Kitchen:

Friday December 14th 4:00pm-6Pm,

Saturday December 15th 9:00am-Noon and

Sunday December 16th 11:00-2:00pm

5882 US HWY 6 Portage, Indiana (Portage Commons Shopping plaza) Rt 6 & Willowcreek Rd.

Where: Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Donation locations:

Gast Animal Hospital, Valpo, Indiana

Jake's Feed & Garden, Rt 49 Valpo, Indiana

Portage Animal Clinic, 3411 Airport Road, Portage, IN 46368-5107

Tinibaybeez Dog Grooming, 5960 Evergreen Ave, Portage, Indiana 46368

Vale Park Animal Hospital, 2606 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383

McAfee Animal Hospital, 651 Eastport Centre Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Cinnamon Tree Spa, 505 Silhavy Rd # 800, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Mel's Detail, 105 Brown Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304

Advance Auto Parts, 7872 E. Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342

Advance Auto Parts, Valparaiso, Indiana

Advance Auto Parts, Portage, Indiana 46368

The Wellness Centre, 806 Burlington Beach Road Valparaiso 46383

For more information, contact Michelle Duca at The Kibble Kitchen pet pantry (219) 734-6936 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Dunes Dog Training Club will be holding a Fundraiser & Open House on Saturday, December 8th, from 1-4PM 

This event will be held at the clubhouse, located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN, & will be highlighting the club's new Pets 'n' Vets program.  This is a program to help match our brave military veterans with local shelter dogs looking for forever homes, & then helping each matched pair attain the basic obedience title of Canine Good Citizen. 

It takes volunteers from our club, local animal shelters, and the Veterans Administration to make this program work, so we're inviting everyone to come out & learn all about it.  Donations will be very welcome, & all monies raised will be used strictly to help finance the varied costs involved in this program.  The club will also be holding obedience demonstrations & showing a video of a CGC test throughout the afternoon.  Come and meet our members & instructors who will all be donating their time to make this program a success!

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Humane Society of Hobart Annual Christmas Party and Fundraiser for the Animals -- December 8, 2012  [must be 21 to attend; no pets please]

The Draft House and The Humane Society of Hobart are holding their annual Fundraiser for the Animals on December 8th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Draft House at 4825 Central Ave. in Lake Station. There will be free food, D.J., door prizes and raffles. Please bring an animal shelter supply item such as bags of cat/kitten chow, clay kitty litter, dish soap, Pine-Sol, trash bags, etc as a cover charge or make a small $5.00 cash donation at the door.

You must be 21 years to attend and please do not bring pets.

Help the animals at the Humane Society have a critter Christmas!

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"The Bark and Meow Holiday Vendor Event" -- December 2, 2012

aDOORable Baskets and The Humane Society of Hobart are hosting the Bark and Meow Holiday Vendor Event on Sunday December 2nd at the Hobart Community Center 111 East Old Ridge Road from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity for everyone to do some holiday shopping from such vendors as Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple and many more. There will be refreshments and door prize raffles.

Please bring a supply item or monetary donation as admission.  All proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Hobart.

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Deck the Stalls -- December 8, 2012
Looking for a unique new family Holiday tradition?  Join Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited us as we "carol" to the horses!  Holiday treats, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. A special appearance will be made by that jolly old elf, Santa! Dress warm, the barn is not heated. All are welcome & this event is free!  (donations are accepted and appreciated)  Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited is a therapeutic horseback riding program for those with special needs located at 5307B 61st Avenue in Hobart, Indiana (just west of St. Mary's Hospital).  EEU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic – The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic in Munster is offering low-cost spays and neuters to pet owners who receive public assistance.  Recipients of food stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment, or Disability benefits can have their pet spayed or neutered for $50 for dogs and $30 for cats.  Also, owners of pit bulls and caretakers of feral cats are eligible for these low costs. 
The clinic is a non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic recently opened by the Humane Society Calumet Area.  The goal of the clinic is to help pet owners, who might not otherwise be able to have their pet spayed or neutered due to financial hardship.  For more information, visit the clinic’s website at www.hscalumet.org/clinic.asp or call (219) 924-7140.  The clinic is located at 421 45th Street in Munster.

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Holiday Bazaar Benefits Humane Society - Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting a Holiday Bazaar December 13 – 16 daily from 10am to close. Kids and pets are welcome to get a picture with Santa for only $6 each. Craft and bake sale donations are appreciated. Bake Sale donations will be accepted beginning December 11. Call 219-922-3811 for more information.

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Pets to have opportunity to sit with Santa

Wag Your Tail Wednesdays offered Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and 19

   Hammond, IN (November 20, 2012) – The Indiana Welcome Center will once again be holding Wag Your Tail Wednesdays in conjunction with its ‘A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. On Wednesday Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., well-behaved cats and dogs will be able to have their picture taken with Santa.

   This unique opportunity is offered for $5 per photo and will directly benefit three different local animal rescues in the area. Participants are encouraged to bring in donations for the organizations. Additionally, $1 from each pet photo will be donated to the respective rescue.

            Nov. 28 – 2x2 Rescue of Merrillville

            Dec. 12 – Hearts and Hounds Rescue of Schererville

            Dec. 19 – Lakeshore PAWS of Northwest Indiana (soon to be joined with Humane Society of Calumet Area)

   “Pets are a very important part of families. We wanted to provide families with the opportunity to include their pets on Christmas traditions while being able to help other animals in need,” said Bethany Randolph, special events coordinator for the South Shore CVA.

   Hearts and Hounds Rescue and Lakeshore PAWS will both have adoptable pets on location throughout the event, and 2x2 Rescue will be available with photos and information.

   In addition to Wag Your Tail Wednesdays, Santa will be visiting the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturdays and Sundays beginning after Thanksgiving. Visitors will be able to get their photo taken atop Santa’s Mountain from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $5. Santa will also make one last visit at the Indiana Welcome Center on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. before he makes his yearly flight around the world.

   For more information on photos with Santa, or any of the other events during the ‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home exhibit, visit www.achristmasstorycomeshome.com or call Bethany Randolph at 219-554-2229.

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The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana would like to announce the "Christmas for the Animals" Open House, "Where not all the whiskers are on Santa!" Come get a professional photo of your pet taken and enjoy food, drinks, raffle, and door prizes all happening on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 12-4 at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, Indiana. 219-938-3339

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 
HOURS
Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED


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Second Chance 4 Pets Network and 2 x 2 Rescue will host "A Home for the Holidays" Pet Adoption and Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Xtreme Motorsports, 6647 Kennedy Avenue in Hammond, Indiana.
 
Bazaar items include baked goods, apparel, 2013 pet calendars, jewelry, Christmas crafts, and pet gifts. Santa Claws will be on hand to take pictures with kids and pets for a small fee.
 
All proceeds will benefit Second Chance 4 Pets Network and 2 x 2 Rescue and will be used to help homeless pets.
 
For more information, contact JoAnn Palko at 219-771-6768.

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2012 Holiday Happenings from Humane Society Calumet Area (Munster, IN) :

Black Friday Adoption Special at Humane Society Calumet Area – The Humane Society Calumet Area is offering Black Friday adoption specials November 23 from 11am to 4:30pm.  Adoption fees will be waived on all black cats and kittens and adoptions for black dogs over 6-months-old are half-price.  Cats and dogs need only have black markings for special to apply.   Adoptions require application approval.  Call the shelter at 219-922-3811 for more information or visit www.hscalumet.org .


Holiday Raffle – Win cash prizes or an iPad 2 at the Humane Society Calumet Area’s Holiday Raffle.  Tickets are only $5 and are available at the shelter during regular business hours.  The winner will be drawn December 16 at 4:00 pm.   Grand Prize is $1,000, second prize is $500 and third prize is an iPad 2. The shelter is located at 421 45th Street in Munster.  Call 219-922-3811 for details.


Fresh Holiday Wreaths Sale - The Humane Society Calumet Area is selling fresh wreaths for the holiday season.  The proceeds of the sales will benefit the shelter animals.  The wreaths can be purchased plain or decorated with natural pine cones and a velvet bow.  Wreaths of various sizes are available as well as Garland (roping) and swags.  All orders are due to the shelter by Monday, November 19th.  For more information, call at (219) 922-3811 or visit www.hscalumet.org .


Holiday Bazaar Benefits Humane Society - Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting a Holiday Bazaar December 13 – 16 daily from 10am to close.  Kids and pets are welcome to get a picture with Santa for only $6 each.  Craft and bake sale donations are appreciated.  Bake Sale donations will be accepted beginning December 11.   Call 219-922-3811 for more information

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FROM LAST CHANCE RESCUE:

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Buddy

Buddy, a border collie mix, loves people, loves to run, and is good with other dogs. Although he is well-mannered, he'd prefer not to live with cats and young children, as both make him nervous. He is 5 years old, about 70 pounds, and housebroken, neutered and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue to meet Buddy: 219-677-2961.  [11/19/12]
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CP Princess Small

Princess

Princess (dark tabby) is 9 years old and Baby is 12. Their family had to sell their home and now they are homeless.

CP Baby Small

Baby

They can be chatter cats and love to be loved. They like drinking out of the faucet and playing with a feather toy. Please consider adopting these two wonderful, friendly purrsonalities, either together or separately! They are spayed and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961. [11/14/12]
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Alfred Small

Alfred
Cute little 6-year-old Alfred, a Corgi mix, loves people and loves to play with his toys! He would make a great pet for the right person or family. He would do best as an only pet because he wants 100% of your love! He's only about 40 pounds,  housebroken, current on vaccinations, and neutered. Call Last Chance Rescue, (219) 677-2961.  [11/11/12]

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CP Benny Small

Benny

Benny is a three year old Black Lab, about 70pounds. He is friendly and loves children. He may not get along with some other male dogs, but he is house trained and will sit and go in his cage on command. Benny would make a great family pet! He's neutered and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.   [10/21/12]


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Eulaele Small

Eulalae

Eulalae is a sweet 5-year-old 75-pound housetrained Rottweiler. She is fine with other dogs and needs a large fenced yard to play in. She is spayed and current on vaccinations. Contact Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961.  [10/29/12]

 

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November flyer

The Independent Cat Society is offering for the month of November 2012 all adoptions for $35. This fee includes spay or neuter, current vaccines, nail trim, flea treatment and free initial vet visit with one of our participating vets within 2 weeks of the adoption. We have many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption. Wont you come out and choose one or two for your very own?  For more information please contact our shelter, 219-785-4936 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Holiday Open House 2012
 
The Independent Cat Society will be holding its annual Holiday Open House at the ICS Shelter, Rte 6 and County Line Road in Westville, Indiana on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, December 16th from 1pm to 4pm.  We will have catnip toys, catnip, delicious home baked goods, gifts for family and friends as well as gifts for your favorite feline and much, much more. While there check out our many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption. We have all ages, sizes and colors and one or two of them would just love to find themselves with a new home and family for the holidays.  Come out and join us and help suport the ICS.

 

 

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

 

12:00 to 3:00 P.M.

 

0682 N. 850 W. Michigan City, IN. 46341

 

The focus of this organization is raising donations for animal welfare, various animal shelters and rescue programs. There will be food, drinks, raffle items, also T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts and other items for sale. Dogs are welcome.

Info forwarded to us from:
Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 
HOURS
Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

 

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Announcements from Humane Society Calumet Area (Munster):

Pancake Breakfast – The Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting their annual AYCE Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 10th from 8am-1pm at the Lansing Presbyterian Church.  The church is located at 2625 Ridge Road in Lansing.  Tickets are $5 per person and available now at the Humane Society Calumet Area or at the door.  All proceeds of the breakfast will benefit the HSCA animals.   Jewel-Osco Pharmacy - Munster will also be on hand administering flu shots and distributing pharmacy information.  For additional info on the breakfast, please call (219) 922-3811.

 

Fresh Holiday Wreaths Fundraiser - The Humane Society Calumet Area is selling fresh wreaths for the holiday season.  The proceeds of the sales will benefit the shelter.  The wreaths are custom made from Scotch pine by Kingma Christmas Tree Farm, located in Demotte, Indiana.   The wreaths are sprayed with a colorant and a solution called “needle hold” for needle retention.  The wreaths can be purchased plain or decorated with natural pine cones and a velvet bow.  Wreaths of various sizes are available as well as Garland (roping) and swags.  All orders are due to the shelter by Monday, November 19th.  The wreaths will approximately be ready to be picked up at the shelter on Friday, December 7th.  For more information, please contact the Humane Society Calumet Area at (219) 922-3811.  The shelter is located at 421 45th Street in Munster, IN.

Holiday Bazaar – The Humane Society Calumet Area is seeking arts and crafts donations for their annual Holiday Bazaar.  The arts and crafts will be sold at the bazaar to help raise funds for the shelter.  The Bazaar is scheduled for December 13-16 and will coincide with pictures with Santa at the shelter.  If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Amanda at (219) 922-3811

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American Greyhound Fundraising Auction and Dinner: The night will begin with a silent auction, followed by dinner and an exciting live auction! Ticket prices are $50 per person and include dinner, champagne fountain and open bar. All proceeds go towards the rescue of greyhounds.
November 10, 2012 at 5 pm. at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Tickets are $50 and include dinner and drinks. Website: www.americangreyhound.org 

 
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The Independent Cat Society will host its 35 & Alive Gala celebrating our 35 years of helping homeless cats on November 3rd from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso.  Tickets for this event will be $35 per person (tickets can be purchased at the shelter or online - please contact the ICS shelter for more details) and will include dinner and an evening of feline fun for all!  You will have a chance to have your favorite felon 'arrested' by Sarge, the Donation Dog. We will have auctions of some great items and much much more. Jan Shaw from KarahTess in LaPorte will be there to make ICS tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies in your choice of color and size. Sequence Quartet will provide singing for your entertainment. David Parks will emcee the evening and will also announce our auction. Details are still evolving for this event, so please continue to check our Facebook page or website ( www.catsociety.org/ ). Mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend to help us to celebrate 35 years of helping our communities.
 
For more information regarding this event please contact our shelter, (219) 785-4936 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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From Excelsior Equestrian Center:  Join us for our 6th Annual Chili Cook Off at Excelsior Equestrian Center located at 6780 Old Lincoln Hwy., in Hobart Indiana, October 27. This family friendly event includes an all you can eat chili tasting, hot dogs for kids under 12, a silent auction with signed Blackhawk and Bulls sports memorabilia, free raffles, and kids games. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, our local non for profit therapeutic riding program. Cost is $6/adults, $1 kids 6-12, kids Under are 6 free! Chili Contestants must pre-register, entry forms are available for pick-up at the farm.

www.eeunwi.org

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The Porter County Animal Shelter and Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy present this special event in northwest Indiana October 28th, with proceeds to 'sneuter' pit bulls at the Porter County Animal Shelter in Valparaiso. For more information, contact the Porter County Animal Shelter at 219-465-3550.

 
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Humane Society Calumet Area out of Munster announces they will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast Saturday, November 10th from 8am - 1pm at the Lansing Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 2625 Ridge Road in Lansing, IL. The breakfast is $5 per person and all you can eat. All proceeds will benefit the HSCA animals! Tickets are available now at the shelter on 45th Street in Munster.
 
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Pet Oktoberfest in Lake County Saturday Oct 20:
From the Lake County Sheriffs Office:
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich says the Lake County Sheriff’s Animal Adoption and Control Center is having their 2nd Annual Pet Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
It will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
There will be pet vendors of all kinds, animal rescue groups, Lake County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, Lake County Sheriff’s Department Posse.  Adoption information will be available.
Bring your pets in their best Halloween costumes!  There will be a pet Halloween costume contest!  For the kids, there will be a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, and a coloring contest too.  Prizes will be awarded!!  Refreshments will be available.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and kids, free for children age 6 and under.  All monies collected will go toward medical care and feline cages at the shelter.
For more information, contact (219)769-7016 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We look forward to seeing you there! 
 
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From Chesterton/Duneland Kiwanis:

The Chesterton/Duneland Kiwanis K9 Golf Outing will be held September 10, 2012 at the Brassie Golf Course in Chesterton. $60 per player includes golf, cart, lunch by Third Coast Spice, and prizes. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Porter and Chesterton Police Department’s respective canine programs. Watch for more information and updates on our Facebook page. Reserve your tee time by contacting Mary Burke at 219-840-2837 (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Tom Webb 847-722-6739 (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Come join us on the links for a great time while supporting a very worthy cause!

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Deadline is August 29th -- Here's the info from Humane Society Calumet Area [HSCA] in Munster:

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Pet Photo Calendar Contest – Do you have the cutest photo of your pet?  If so, it’s time to show your pet’s star quality!  The Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting their annual pet photo calendar contest.  Your $25 entry fees guarantees your pet a spot in the 2013 color calendar and includes a copy of the calendar.  Votes can be submitted at the shelter and on our website, www.hscalumet.org/calendarcontest.asp.   The top 13 photos that receive the most public votes during the weeks of September 1st-14th, will have a “Pet of the Month” placement.  Calendars will be sold for $15 and all proceeds of the contest and the calendars will benefit the shelter.  Entries must be submitted by August 29th.  For additional details of the contest, please contact Amanda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219) 922-3811 ext. 306. 
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From Second Chance 4 Pets Network:

Second Chance 4 Pets Network will sponsor a Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Robertsdale Little League Complex in Hammond, Indiana.

The pet fair will include a pet blessing (10:30 a.m.), vendors, animal rescues, K-9 and pet safety demonstrations, food, merchandise, door prizes, and pet contests and games, Live music will be provided by the Froghead Brothers.

The Humane Society Calumet Area will be microchipping pets for a nominal fee, and a pet photographer will be on hand to take pictures of your adorable pets in costume. There will be luau-themed activities throughout the day.
The 2013 Second Chance 4 Pets calendar featuring pets from the community will be for sale at the pet fair.

ALL proceeds benefit Second Chance 4 Pets Network and will be used for our rescue/adoption program, to spay/neuter free-roaming strays and provide low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter services and pet food for owners in need.

For more information or to get a pledge form, contact either JoAnn Palko at (219) 771-6768 or Rick Kasprzak at (219)  659-4532.

 

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From Humane Society Calumet Area:

Spay the Stray 5K – The Humane Society Calumet Area and Lan-Oak Park District is hosting the Spay the Stray 5K run on Saturday, September 8th at the Eisenhower Center in Lansing, IL. The race begins at 9:00am with an awards ceremony to follow. All proceeds of the run benefit the spay and neuter surgeries performed at the Humane Society Calumet Area. To register for the run, visit www.hscalumet.org/spaythestray.asp or pick up a registration form at the shelter. Volunteer, donation, and sponsorship opportunities are also available. If you are interested in participating or for more information, please call (219) 922-3811 ext. 306, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our website listed above. The shelter is located at 421 45th Street in Munster, Indiana.

Critter Camp – The Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting Critter Camp from August 6-10 meeting daily 9am-Noon. Critter Camp is a summer day camp for kids, ages 8-12, aimed at providing a fun, safe, hands-on environment. The campers learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals. The registration fee is $110.00 and includes materials for crafts, camp T-shirt, photos, and a daily snack. Camp size is limited so sign up today. For more information, please contact the shelter at (219) 922-3811.

Woof Studios – Here’s your chance to get portraits taken of your pets. Woof Studios will be at the Humane Society Calumet Area doing just that on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th. There are thousands of backgrounds to choose from for your pet to pose in front. The sitting fee is $10 and photos can be purchased by the sheet or individually. To make an appointment, please contact the HSCA at (219) 922-3811.

Motorcycle Charity Run – The Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association, Indiana Chapter 25 will be sponsoring their 6th Annual Charity Run in support of the Humane Society Calumet Area. The run is August 11th and will begin at 9:30am at The Glass Tap, located at 3329 Chicago Road in Steger, IL. Pre-sale tickets for the run available here at the shelter for $10 (meal included) as well as raffle tickets for $5 to win a $50, $100, $250, or $500 gas card. All proceeds of the event will benefit the shelter! To purchase a ticket, please visit the Humane Society Calumet Area at 421 45th Street, Munster, IN or call (219) 922-3811 ext. 306.

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From Last Chance Rescue July 26, 2012:

Dorothy and Sophia are from the same litter and have never been separated. They are 10-year-old best buddies so want to be adopted together. Both are spayed and current on vaccinations. Please call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961

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International Homeless Animals Day August 18, 2012:

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry, Lakeshore Paws, and CPR Fund Rescue and Adoption are hosting an awareness day for homeless animals. Join us from 4:00 pm to dusk August 18, 2012, at Countryside Park 5250 US HWY 6 Portage, Indiana for International Homeless Animals’ Day.

International Homeless Animals’ Day was initiated by the International Society for Animal Rights 21 years ago. Its purpose is to shed light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation and the urgent need for affordable spay/neuter programs to help save the lives of animals.

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry, Lakeshore Paws, and CPR Fund Rescue and Adoption will host the first local observation of International Homeless Animals’ Day in order to send the spay/neuter message to a local audience in an effort to halt the euthanasia and suffering of unwanted companion animals.

The observance will be about awareness, but it will also focus on the challenge of our local animal welfare community as it works together toward a common goal. The event will begin at 4:00 pm and continue until dusk, ending with a candlelight vigil that will memorialize the animals who've lost their lives and to offer a tribute to the many selfless people who devote their lives to the overwhelming flood of homeless animals.

Nearly 100 local children from Liberty Elementary, Jones Elementary and Aylesworth schools have shared original art depicting their connection with pets. These pieces, arranged on colorful poster board, will line the path to the vigil. Additional highlights include:

 Candlelight vigil

 Blessing of the pets

 Pet costume contest

 Guest speakers from local shelters, rescue groups, and The Humane Society United States

 Pet photography

 ID tag booth

 Animal Rescue and adoption organizations, which will share their success stories and have adoptable animals looking for homes!

Free entry and parking --
This 33-acre park is located in the southwestern part of the city along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. Countryside Park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Al Goin Historical Museum.

Contact Michelle at (219) 734-6936 for more information or

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July 2012:

Porter County Animal Shelter is offering Kids Summer Day Camp ! Does your child love animals, or interested in learning about animal welfare? Sign them up for a day of learning and fun at the Porter County Animal Shelter's Summer Day Camp! Registration forms located at shelter. $40 per child. Day camp hours 9am-3pm, lunch is provided (vegetarian option available), 24 available spots for each age group:

July 30: Students entering 1st-3rd grade

July 31: Students entering 4th-7th grade

Aug 1:  Students 12-15 years of age

For more info please visit the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Rd, Valparaiso, IN

219-465-3550

www.portercoanimalshelter.com

 

Posted July 4, 2012:

Upcoming fundraisers for the Independent Cat Society, US 6 and County Line Road (Porter/LaPorte), Westville:

On July 14th from 9am to 3pm we will have a booth at the annual Bark in the Park event in Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton, Indiana. We will have bookmarks and a few other cat related items for sale at this booth. Come join us and help us continue our work caring for the many homeless cats and kittens in the area.

Also on July 14th from 9am to 5pm we will hold a Tag Day at the Jewel Osco at 747 Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton, Indiana. Come on out and support our wonderful organization.

Website:  www.catsociety.org

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Posted June 29 2012:

Humane Society Northwest Indiana announces an Adoptathon:

Date: Saturday, July 7th. 2012
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY
5441 East Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN 46410

The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is a Non for Profit Organization that is located in Gary’s Miller Beach section. We are a small facility that has been called the Cleanest and Friendliest Shelter that our visitors have seen! Our animals stay with us as long as they remain healthy and adoptable, but we really want our furry “guests” to quickly find their “forever home”.

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

HOURS
Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

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Saturday, June 23rd at 11am opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting were held for the new Rainbow Bridge Garden at the Independent Cat Society (ICS) Shelter at Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville.  The garden is meant to be a place that celebrates the bond between people and their animal companions, and by purchasing engraved bricks you can help the ICS care for and find homes for cats and kittens.

For more info on the new garden: 

http://www.catsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72:rainbow-bridge-garden&catid=15:fundraisers&Itemid=30


The Independent Cat Society also has a book sale coming up --  Here's the info from the ICS:

The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual used Book Sale on July 20th and 21st from 9am to 5pm at the American Legion Hall, 798 Wabash, Chesterton, Indiana.  There will be raffles with great prizes, Book signings by local authors, Kids Korner as well as the wonderful used books for sale for $1 or less. Some of our wonderful ICS cats will be making guest appearances too!  We will have lots of desserts and hot and iced coffee, and much much more. All proceeds benefit the ICS.

Donations of used books, magazines, cds, dvds, tapes, and posters are needed and can be dropped off on Thursday, July 19th from 11am to 5pm at the American Legion. For other donation arrangements please contact our shelter, (219) 785-4936.  Please donate generously and help us to continue to help the cats in our care.

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From Humane Society Calumet Area, Munster, IN: 

The Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting Critter Camp from July 9-13 from 9am-Noon.  Critter Camp is a summer day camp for kids, ages 8-12, meant to provide a fun, safe, hands-on environment. The campers learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals.  The registration fee is $110.00 and includes materials for crafts, camp T-shirt, photos, and a daily snack. Camp size is limited so sign up today. For more information please contact the shelter at (219) 922-3811.

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Posted for June 2-3 2012:

The Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board and the Porter County Animal Shelter present a weekend full of pet rescue and wildlife events at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, corner of Meridian and Route 6, Valparaiso, Indiana.

The Celebration of Wildlife and 9th Annual Frog 'Hunt' (no frogs are harmed in this event, it's a search for fake frogs sponsored by Duneland Exchange Club to benefit child abuse prevention and youth development in Porter County) are on June 2nd, with events from 12noon to 5pm.

On Sunday, June 3rd, also noon-5pm, a Pet Rescue and Animal Adoption Day featuring dog and cat rescue groups and adoptable animals, face painting, police K9 demos, food, games and a lot more -- plus a Pet Blessing at 1 pm with Father Roger Bauer from the Valparaiso Episcopal Church.

Visit On Demand here at our website for lots more on both day's events with Bob Gregg, president of the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board, and veterinarian Dr. Larry McAfee, emeritus (uh-MARE-it-us) member of the wildlife board.

More info also at www.celebratewildlife.org

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Posted 04/16/12

Lots of announcements from the Independent Cat Society :)

ANY BIG ROCKS? We are looking for rocks big enough to be decorative in the Rainbow Bridge Garden. If you have any, or can get some, please drop them off at the shelter any time.

ALSO- we need people who have gas powered weed whackers to help get our grounds in order. We could also use one donated.

Saturday April 21, 2012 we need people with shovels and wheelbarrows! Be part of this exciting project! Coming in Spring 2012, The Independent Cat Society's Rainbow Bridge Garden. "A place where the human-animal bond is celebrated and your beloved companion can be memorialized in a meaningful way."
 
Memorial bricks are available in either 8x8 for $125 or 4x8 for $75. Order forms can be found on our website, our Facebook page, or at the ICS shelter.  Check out our special ICS Rainbow Bridge Garden page for pictures and updates as the construction gets underway and for ways that you can get involved.
 
This project is being done with the generous support of Purdue North Central University and the proceeds from the sale of the bricks will go to our Building Fund for much need shelter renovations.
 
Save the date, June 23rd will be our Grand Opening of the Rainbow Bridge Garden. Don't miss it!!!  Any questions regarding this event please contact our shelter, (219) 785-4936.

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The Independent Cat Society is offering during the month of April, the adoption of one of our senior cats at the anniversary adoption fee of $35 per cat. This fee includes spay or neuter, current vaccinations, flea treatment and nails clipped. It also includes a free initial vet visit within 2 weeks of the adoption with one of our participating vets. And as a Special Offer, we are offering the adoption of a senior cat to a senior citizen, 55 years or older, for only $25 per cat. These are wonderful cats who love to find a home of their own to spend their final years in. Someone to call their very own. So come out and meet these wonderful cats and choose one or two for your very own.

For more information please contact our shelter, 219-785-4936.

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