Held August 4 through 8, Critter Camp provides a fun, safe, hands-on environment for kids ages 8-12 to learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals. Camp takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at HSCA, 421 45th St, Munster.
Campers do a daily craft, enjoy a snack, make a camp t-shirt, and have interactive presentations about animals. Presentations include: a veterinarian, dog trainer, wildlife sanctuary, a pet therapy team, and more.
The registration fee is $100. Camp size is limited and spaces are filling up fast.
About Humane Society Calumet Area
Founded by concerned citizen Miss Evelyn Sweitzer in 1941, Humane Society Calumet Area aims to lead the community in the humane treatment of animals by providing vital community services. In 2013, more than 1,500 homeless animals found homes through HSCA and many lost animals were reunited with their families. Additional HSCA services include spay and neuter surgeries for families with financial hardship at Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, pet therapy teams that visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities, a humane education team that teaches local children about pet safety and compassion, and rehabilitation for wildlife at Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
“We believe in giving back to the community where possible and this is another example of doing that,” said Tim Anderson, Owner of Shady Creek Winery. He continued, “We are a family Winery and rescued dogs are a big part of all of our families, so we do what we can to support the Michiana Humane Society. In fact, we introduced our award winning Rescued Dog Red wine 3 years ago with the idea that a portion of the proceeds we will give back in support of the Humane Society. This year we will write them a check for $1,132 to support this worthy organization.”
The event was an opportunity to bring your four legged companions to the Winery and let them enjoy the evening running around the grounds of the winery while their owners enjoy award winning wines and meeting other wine and dog loving friends.