Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
[Photo provided Humane Society Calumet Area]
From Humane Society Calumet Area: The Munster High School FIRST Robotics Team have been lending a helping hand to a 6-month old kitten named Tapas at the Humane Society Calumet Area. Tapas was brought in a garbage can to the shelter, when he was 3-months old. It was then discovered that he had very limited mobility in his back legs which prevents him from walking. Upon researching and brainstorming countless ideas of how to help out this kitten’s mobility, Liz Popovich, Humane Society Calumet Area’s Lab Technician, came across blueprints on the Internet of a cat wheel-cart. Popovich then decided to contact the Munster High School FIRST Robotics Team to ask for assistance in building this cart. The Robotics Team happily took on the task and built two different models of the wheel-cart for Tapas. The team discovered that the second cart was better suited for Tapas’ needs. As of right now, Tapas is learning how to get around in his new cart. “I completely adore Tapas. He is a little fighter, who does not let his condition bring him down.” said Popovich, who works with him daily. Shown in picture, Tapas in his cart along with some members of the Munster Robotics Team and Nicole Arwood, Lab Technician at the Humane Society Calumet Area.
Animal Corner's been a busy place here at our website... lots of events happening this month, and big events happening this weekend.
The flyer in this blog entry is just one example.
Click here for more info: http://www.indiana105.com/on-air/laura-waluszko/animal-corner.html
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.
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. [11/11/2012]
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]
82-year old Elaine Chenore of Merrillville has a big heart, especially when it comes to doing good for animals. Elaine has been raising funds to provide local fire departments with oxygen kits that can save the life of a family pet. Elaine says, If people need oxygen when rescued from a fire, then pets might need it too, and these special kits are designed to fit the mouth of an animal.
The kits have been given to various fire stations across Northwest Indiana. Elaine has been the primary supporter of the endeavor, with some help from organizations and individuals who have donated. Her dream is see fire departments across the country equiped with the animal oxygen kits, but for now, Elaine is working to make sure departments in Northwest Indiana are equipped.
If you are interested in helping Elaine provide kits to more fire departments locally, please contact your local fire department for details.
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