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HSCA Adoption Event for Firefighters July 12

Highland, Ind. (July 8, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

The adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, IN.

All adoptions require an approved application and all standard adoption procedures apply. The animal does not have to go home at time of application but an application must be submitted the day of the event. Some exclusions and additional fees—including a $25 rabies vaccination fee—may apply.

Upcoming adoption events take place July 19 through 20 with adoption fees waived for the public, pending a qualifying application, and on July 26 with adoption fees waived for families with children in scout troops and scout troop leaders.

The 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K 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. As a contestant in the challenge, HSCA is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

For the challenge, HSCA chose the theme of “Rescue Me.” Throughout the summer at the shelter, HSCA will offer Save Me Saturdays with reduced adoption fees for a special group—including police officers, firefighters, EMTS, doctors, nurses and more—during each event.

The shelter will host two more Empty the Shelter weekends—August 9 through 10 and August 30 through 31—with adoption fees waived for qualifying applications.

A list of adoption events and additional information on HSCA’s participation in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge can be found on www.hscalumet.org/aspca.asp.
 

Protecting Pets on the 4th of July

Here is a list of safety tips to help protect companion animals on the 4th of July courtesy of the ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/fourth-july-safety-tips
 

Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk Sept 6

Highland, Ind. (June 26, 2014) — Get ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on September 6 in Lansing, Ill.

The race begins at 9 a.m. at Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St, Lansing, Ill. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds benefit spay and neuter surgeries performed at HSCA’s Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic.

Registration takes place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and an awards ceremony follows the race. Medals are awarded to the top three runners in each age group and plaques are given to the overall top male and female runners.

Before September 1, registration costs $20 with a t-shirt and $18 without a t-shirt. After September 1 and on the day of the race, registration costs $25 with a t-shirt and $23 without a t-shirt.

To register online or download a registration form, visit www.hscalumet.org/spaythestray.asp. Registration forms also are available at Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, Ind; PAWS Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind. and Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St, Lansing, Ill

Volunteer, donation and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ashley Boyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219) 513-8911, ext. 103.

About Spay the Stray 5K

Spay the Stray 5K is dedicated in memory of Bill and Helen Evans. An all-around athlete at Thornton Fractional South High School and the first to qualify for the Illinois state cross country competition, Bill Evans passed away suddenly from a brain tumor shortly before entering his senior year of high school.

Bill’s mother, Helen Evans, worked for the Lan-Oak Park District for many years and asked the park district to host a race in honor of his memory. For 33 years, the park district hosted Bill and Helen Evans memorial run, named for Helen after her passing, before joining forces with HSCA for a combined race in 2010.

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 the Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, pet therapy teams who visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities and a humane education team that teaches local children about pet safety and compassion.
   

Adoption Special at HSCA for Active Military, Veterans

Highland, Ind. (June 27, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 5 with adoption fees waived for active military and veterans as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

The adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, IN. All adoptions require an approved application and all standard adoption procedures apply. The animal does not have to go home at time of application but an application must be submitted the day of the event. Puppies and kittens are excluded, and additional fees—including a $25 rabies vaccination fee—may apply.

Upcoming adoption events take place on July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters and their families, and July 19-20 with adoption fees waived for the public, pending a qualifying application.

The 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K 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. As a contestant in the challenge, HSCA is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

For the challenge, HSCA chose the theme of “Rescue Me.” Throughout the summer at the shelter, HSCA will offer Save Me Saturdays with reduced adoption fees for a special group—including police officers, firefighters, EMTS, doctors, nurses and more—during each event.

The shelter will host two more Empty the Shelter weekends—August 9-10 and August 30-31—with adoption fees waived for qualifying applications.

A list of adoption events and additional information on HSCA’s participation in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge can be found on www.hscalumet.org/aspca.asp.

 

Independent Cat Society 4th of July Adoption Special

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Come celebrate your Independence Day with the Independent Cat Society in Westville, Indiana. On July 4th only the ICS will be open special adoption hours of 11am to 4pm to help promote the adoption of our cats and kittens for only $20 each. We have many wonderful cats and kittens looking for good homes. Wont you stop out and meet them and apply to adopt one or two for your very own. Our shelter is located at Rte 6 and County Line Road in Westville. For more information please call 219-785-4936. Hope to see you there!!!
 
During July we are honoring our "Stars and Stripes" by holding a "Tabathon" adoption special. Any tabby cat or kitten is only $40 and two are only $50 for both. (This price is good for every day but July 4th) We have some really beautiful tabby cats. Short hair, long hair, young, adult or seniors. So stop by our shelter on any Saturday, 10am to 4pm, or Sunday, 1pm to 4pm, in July and meet these wonderful cats and kittens and make one or two your very own. The ICS shelter is located on Rte 6 and County Line Road in Westville, IN. For more information please call 219-785-4936.
   

9 Lives for $9 Adoption Promotion

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and the Independent Cat Society is helping to promote this by partnering with Best Friends Animal Network and holding a 9 Lives for $9 Adoption promotion. From Saturday, June 14th through Sunday, June 22nd, the Independent Cat Society will be offering adoptions of cats or kittens, 9 months or older, for only $9 each. During the heart of kitten season, cats over 9 months are left in the background while the tiny balls of fuzz steal the spotlight. This promotion is to remind the public that there are cats of all ages seeking their forever homes all year long! Over 9,000 pets are unnecessarily killed in America's shelters daily simply because they don't have homes. Help us to change that by coming out to the ICS and meeting our many wonderful cats and kittens who are seeking a forever home and making one or two a part of your family. During this promotion only, we will be adding additional adoption hours. Along with our regular hours of Saturdays 10am - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm, we will be open June 16th through the 20th, 12pm - 3pm and 4pm - 7pm.  Our shelter is located at Rte 6 and County Line Road in Westville, Indiana. Hope to see you there!!
 

Independent Cat Society in Downtown Valpo June 21

The Independent Cat Society will have a booth set up outs Designer Desserts in downtown Valparaiso this Saturday, June 21st 10am to 3pm. We will have handouts and some of our beautiful cats will hopefully be making an appearance, weather depending. So come by and say hello and check out our many programs and ask about the Spring Open House and Reception being held at the ICS Shelter in Westville that day.  For more information please contact the ICS 219-785-4936.
   

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