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Book Donations Sought for HSCA Fundraiser

Highland, Ind. (April 18, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area is seeking book donations for its spring book sale fundraiser. 

Donations of gently used adult and youth books, CDs and DVDs are appreciated and can be delivered to PAWS Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shop.

This book sale will be held May 15 to 18 at PAWS Resale Shoppe, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For a $5 donation, shoppers can attend the sneak preview of the sale on Wednesday, May 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the animals of Humane Society Calumet Area.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To learn more about HSCA, visit www.hscalumet.org.

 

HSCA Hosting Coloring Contest

Highland, Ind. (April 18, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area is hosting a coloring contest open to children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade.

Held as part of the organization’s humane education program, this coloring contest is designed to increase awareness among school-aged children about animal adoption.

One winner from each grade will be chosen and will receive a HSCA t-shirt. One grand prize winner will be selected and will have a chance to have their artwork featured on the cover of HSCA’s quarterly newsletter.

In addition, the school with the most entries will receive a signed copy of Shelter Us: The Tails of Max and Miles, written by a HSCA volunteer and retired Lake Central High School math teacher Randall Starewicz. The book features two shelter dogs who never give up on one another as the main characters.

Winners will be announced at noon on June 7 during HSCA’s Paws in the Park event at Main Square Park in Highland.

Teachers and parents can download the coloring sheets and humane education materials at www.hscalumet.org/aspca.asp. Each entry must have the child’s name, grade and school written on the front of the page and a phone number on the back side.

Entries are due on May 31, 2014 and can be mailed or delivered to the shelter at: Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, IN 46321.

The contest also will be held in conjunction with HSCA’s participation in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. This summer HSCA will compete for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

The challenge takes place during the months of June through August and the HSCA has set a goal of placing 675 animals in forever homes during that time. Coloring contest entries will be on display in the shelter during these months so the children can view their entry.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To learn more about HSCA, visit www.hscalumet.org.

 

Vendors Sought for Pet Walk-a-Thon and Vendor Fair

Highland, Ind. (April 18, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area invites the community to participate in its 22nd annual Paws in the Park, a walk-a-thon and vendor fair. The event takes place on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location, Main Square Park in Highland, Ind. 

Walkers can participate individually or as a team to raise funds for the animals of HSCA. Leashed pets with a current rabies vaccine are welcome to participate in the walk and attend the event. The walk-a-thon begins at 9:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m.

Walkers are asked to raise pledges and can earn pledge prizes including a magnet, t-shirt, tote, hoodie and $100 gift certificate at various pledge levels. Walkers and teams can raise funds online at www.firstgiving.com/hscalumet.

Additionally, vendors are invited to participate in the family- and pet-friendly fair, which has a carnival theme, complete with games, treats and more. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.

Proceeds from the event help provide medical care and basic necessities for the animals at HSCA.

Download pledge packets, vendor applications and sponsorship information at www.hscalumet.org/paws-in-the-park.asp.

Contact Ashley Boyer at 219.513.8911, ext. 103 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on how to become a walker, vendor or sponsor. To learn more about HSCA, visit www.hscalumet.org.

 

   

Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited March 18

If you are interested in being a volunteer for Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited in Hobart, join them Tuesday, March 18th at the Merrillville Public Library, Meeting Room C from 7:00-8:30 pm. A guest speaker from EEU will discuss the educational and therapeutic activities for those with special needs. Hosted by the GFWC Women in Action. RSVP to 219-384-6163

 

Photos: Coast Guard Crew Rescues Dog Stranded on Ice

Michigan-based Coast Guard cutter crew rescues dog stranded on ice on Lake St. Clair.  

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Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay assist a dog they found stranded on the ice of Lake St. Clair March 4, 2014. The crew transported the dog to the ship and hoisted him aboard, where he was provided food and first aid before being transferred to an area animal shelter for further care.  //U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Cutter Bristol Bay

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The dog was taken inside the ship, where he was provided food and first aid before being transferred to an area animal shelter for further care. //U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Cutter Bristol Bay The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay is a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Detroit.  The crew of the cutter rescued another dog who was stranded on the ice back in March 2011: http://greatlakes.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2011/03/big-dog-in-big-trouble-coast-guardsmen-rescue-great-dane-from-frozen-lake-huron/

   

'Eyes of March' Adoption Special, Pussycat Pizza Party for ICS

During the month of March the Independent Cat Society will be celebrating the 'Eyes of March' and highlighting our many cats with beautiful green eyes. These cats can be adopted for $40 during March and a companion cat with green or any other color eyes is only $25. We will continue our 'Adopt a cat over 5 years of age and we will waive the adoption fee' promotion. So come out to the ICS shelter, Rte 6 & County Line Road in Westville, IN on Saturdays 10am to 4pm or Sunday 1pm to 4pm and meet these wonderful cats and bring a little 'irish' into your home and family. For more information please contact the ICS 219-785-4936 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

On March 18th the ICS will hold its annual Pussycat Pizza Party at Aurelio's in LaPorte, 2330 N. Hwy 35 from 5pm to 9pm. Tickets for all the pizza you can eat and pop you can drink are only $15 at the door. There will also be delicious homemade desserts available. So come join us for great pizza, fun and good company. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society.  For more information please contact the ICS 219-785-4936 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Also, the ICS Sweetheart Contest is accepting votes/donations through March 1st either on Paypal on the ICS website, http://www.catsociety.org/ or come to the shelter on Saturday March 1 and meet the sweethearts and vote. The Sweethearts are waiting for your vote. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society.

The Independent Cat Society was founded in 1977 and a not for profit, no-kill cat shelter. Our mission is to promote the welfare of all animals, especially cats, by reducing pet overpopulation, educating the public, preventing cruelties to animals, promoting responsible pet ownership, and working for more humane legislation.

 

Vendors Sought for 16th Annual 'Be Kind to Animals Expo'

The Porter County Animal Shelter is seeking vendors for its 16th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo. The event will be held from 10:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturday, April 26th at the Porter County Expo Center.

"Be Kind To Animals is one of the most well attended animal care events in northwest Indiana," said Shelter Director Jon Thomas. "Last year's event was packed all day long, so it is an excellent opportunity for veterinarians, pet care businesses, rescues and non-profits to reach a large audience of pet-owning, pet-friendly consumers."

The number of vendors at the event continues to grow, so the Shelter has made some changes this year to serve the vendors better. A second, connected building has been reserved to allow for an expansion of vendor space. Because the Porter County Expo Center are experts at arranging these types of events, they have agreed to help the Shelter improve vendor service. Beginning this year, booth reservations and payments must be made directly through the Porter County Expo Center.

An 8' X 10' space, including one table and one chair, is available at $25 for rescues and non-profits, or $45.00 for veterinarians and businesses. Extra tables and chairs are available for an additional fee.

To reserve your space for the Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo, please call Debbie Garner at the Porter County Expo Center. To reach Debbie, you can call the Expo Center at (219) 464-0133, then press 1 for Expo Administration. Or you can email Debbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Shelter is also asking vendors to consider donating a gift basket or gift certificate to be part of a raffle to raise funds for the Shelter. If you want to participate in the raffle, please bring your donation on the day of the event.

   

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