The adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, Ind.
In addition, HSCA has partnered with American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone who signs up to donate blood will receive a discount on an adoption or a coupon to PAWS Resale Shoppe.
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 some kittens are excluded and additional fees—including a $25 rabies vaccination fee—may apply.
Upcoming adoption events take place August 9 through 10 with adoption fees waived for the public, pending a qualifying application, and August 16 with adoptions waived for teachers and coaches.
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 also will host two 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.
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.
Included in the garage sale will be an antique oak icebox, vintage china cabinet and an oak
cabinet. There will also be many bird cages from the size that holds parakeets
& cockatiels to a wrought iron macaw cage and a very large flight cage.
Many bird items from bowls, perches to toys, and large play stands.
There will also be dog & cat carriers, dog toys, dog beds, collars & leashes and more.
Among some of the items will be new printers, cameras, brass & copper flower pot holders, and jewelry.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.