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High school:  River Forest
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Favorite guilty pleasure song: Anything Bee Geesfrom Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
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First job:  Fast food
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Book Donations Requested for Annual Sale

Animal Corner

Highland, Ind. (August 15, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is seeking book donations for its fall book sale fundraiser.  

Donations of gently used adult and youth books, CDs and DVDs are appreciated and can be delivered to Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shop.

This book sale will be held September 18 through 21 at Paws Resale Shoppe, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

For a $5 donation, shoppers can attend the sneak preview of the sale on Wednesday, September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and a $5 bag sale is held on Sunday.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the animals of HSCA.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911. To learn more about HSCA, visit www.hscalumet.org.

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.
 

Adoption Fees Waived for Teachers, Coaches, School Personnel at HSCA Event

Animal Corner

Highland, Ind. (August 11, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, August 16 with adoption fees waived for school teachers, coaches, administrators and staff 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, Ind.

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 23 with adoption fees waived for community volunteers and August 29 through 31 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.

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 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.
 

Humane Society Calumet Area Hosts Mum Sale

Animal Corner

Highland, Ind. (August 13, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is accepting pre-orders of fall mums now through September 15.

Mums cost $10 each and four colors are available—red, yellow, white and purple. Order forms are available at Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, Ind. and Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind. or online at www.hscalumet.org.

Mum orders can be picked up on September 19 and 20 at Paws Resale Shoppe. All proceeds benefit the animals of HSCA.

For more information, visit www.hscalumet.org or contact Ashley Boyer at (219) 513-8911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

"Bark and Bowl" Oct 4 to Benefit HSCA

Animal Corner

Highland, Ind. (August 13, 2014) — Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) hosts its first Bark & Bowl, a night of crazy, cosmic bowling to benefit the animals at HSCA on October 4 from 8 to 11 p.m. at Plaza Lanes, 8101 Kennedy Ave, Highland, Ind.

The cost is $30 per bowler, which includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental, and a dessert bar by Gold Star Café and Catering. Bowlers can reserve a lane of 6 bowlers for $160, a $20 discount. Spectator tickets are available for $10.

Crazy bowling is bowling with a twist. Each frame presents a different fun challenge for bowlers to try, including bowling with your eyes closed, bowling backwards between your legs, or bowling on one foot.

Bowlers are encouraged to enlist the help of friends, family and co-workers to raise pledges to support the animals of HSCA.

All proceeds benefit the animals of HSCA. HSCA would not exist without the generous support of the community. HSCA is a non-profit organization that does not receive any state or tax dollars. HSCA is funded solely through donations and fundraisers. Funds raised help provide medical care and basic necessities for the animals at HSCA.

Ticket sales are limited. Register online or print a registration form at www.hscalumet.org. Contact Ashley Boyer at 219.513.8911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
 

Annual Humane Society Calumet Area Run Sept 6 Has New Route

Animal Corner

Highland, Ind. (July 30, 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. and this year’s course is a new and improved single loop route traveling through the nearby neighborhood.

All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds benefit spay and neuter surgeries performed at HSCA’s Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic.

Runners and spectators can visit the HSCA and Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic booths to learn more about the lifesaving efforts of HSCA. In addition, Smoothie King once again will sell smoothies to runners and spectators, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting HSCA.

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 (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. [News release]
 

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