The Lake County Animal and Adoption Center recently took in 2 dogs who were diagnosed with Heartworm. The animals began treatment last week which is very costly and takes between two to three months to complete. The Shelter is holding a raffle to help with the very expensive treatment costs. The winning ticket holder will win a donated Insigna 8” tablet. All proceeds from the raffle will be directed to the veterinarian costs. Tickets can be purchased by stopping in at the Lake County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 3011 W. 93rd Avenue in Crown Point. Their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 1st, winner will be contacted by telephone. For more information contact the staff at 219-769-7016.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says during a winter storm, it may be easy to forget the needs of pets. However, companion animals, especially those who are kept outdoors, should frequently be checked on to ensure their safety. If pets are kept outdoors, provide them with a form of shelter. Heated shelters, such as garages, are preferable.
Give pets fresh water frequently, and have a heat source, if possible, to prevent freezing. Monitor indoor pets when letting them outside. Pets can get cold quickly, so limit their exposure outdoors. Cover their paws and other exposed skin if possible.
Shovel a path for pets to go outside, especially small pets that may have difficulty in deep snow. State officials say if you come upon a cold dog, warm him or her up slowly then get the dog to a veterinarian, if possible, immediately.
For more information, go to www.GetPrepared.IN.gov.
Here is information from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/protect_pets_winter.html
Click here for a video from HSUS on keeping companion animals safe in the winter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CXFpPLwZUfg
The Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) reminds pet owners to be especially sensitive to their animals’ limits when outside. Most pets cannot tolerate more than 20 minutes outside when the temperature drops below zero. Be sure to provide a sheltered place for outdoor pets and make sure they have fresh water. Use a heater for water or change the supply frequently.
Humane Society Northwest Indiana is reaching out to Region residents to let you know who they are and what they do. They need your help to continue their cause and want to say thanks for your support and contributions. You can also learn how you can help them. This is part one of a two part video.
Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
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