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The Independent Cat Society will be hosting October events

Written by Dorothy Ripperdan. Posted in Uncategorized

Published on September 28, 2011 with No Comments

The Independent Cat Society is a no-kill cat shelter in Westville. We’re located The at  Route 6 and County Line Road.

 Since we were founded in 1977, our goal has been to find homes for homeless cats in our community. Once each cat is spayed or neutered, we focus on adopting the cat into a safe, loving and lasting home.

 As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), the Independent Cat Society is funded almost entirely through membership, adoption fees, fundraising events, and the generous tax-deductible donations of caring individuals, like you. Although we have a small cleaning and medicating staff, we operate our shelter mainly with volunteers. We do not receive any government funding.

 Every cat admitted to our shelter is examined by a vet, is spayed or neutered, and is up-to-date on vaccines and necessary medical treatment. Our no-kill policy means we do not euthanize cats unless a veterinarian advises it to relieve suffering.

 Our mission is to promote the welfare of all animals by working to reduce pet overpopulation; educate the public; prevent cruelties to animals; promote responsible pet ownership and promote more humane legislation.

 Many people think animal shelters are a sad place to visit. Not true at the Independent Cat Society. It is a happy place, where the animals are well taken care of and healthy. We always feel good visiting the shelter and we’re sure you will, too.

If you would like to be a part of our life-saving mission, as a donor, volunteer, or adopter, please contact us, tour the shelter and meet our “family.”

The Independent Cat Society is open Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 219-785-4936.

 Aunt Kitty’s Trash and Treasure

The Independent Cat Society will have its annual Aunt Kitty’s Trash and Treasure Fall Yard Sale at the ICS Shelter on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The sale runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Along with the yard sale bargains the society will offer cat toys, catnip, catnip mats, bird houses, cat toy boxes, handmade jewelry, and T-shirts for sale.  Aunt Kitty’s Kitchen will have refreshments available while you shop.  There are many beautiful cats and kittens waiting or their forever homes.  Come join us for the fun.

 Donations for this event are needed. Clean out your closets and attics and bring your tax-deductible donations to the shelter on Friday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No personal clothing please. If you can’t get your donations to the shelter contact us, 219-785-4936, and we will make arrangements for you.  All proceeds from this event benefit this not for profit no-kill cat shelter. So please help us to continue to help the cats.

 Black Cat Boogie

 On Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-10 p.m. at the Chesterton Moose Lodge, 602 Broadway, we will celebrate with our annual Black Cat Boogie.  There will be a dinner catered by Ruge’s, Tarot card readings, musical entertainment by Jon Piornak, raffle prizes, videos, games, a Bad Cat Contest, Black Cat Boutique with  handmade jewelry and a book signing by Brad Skafish.  We will have keyboard dinner music by Kimmy Ebert. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Our online ticket forms are to be posted on our website, www.catsociety.org or find us on Facebook.

For more information, call us, 219-785-4936. Reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 7. No children under 12 years of age please. Come join us for an evening of fun and help us to continue to help the cats and kittens in our care.  All proceeds benefit this not for profit no-kill cat shelter.

Thanks for your support.

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Dorothy Ripperdan is the publicity coordinator as well as a volunteer at the Independent Cat Society Inc., located on Route 6 at the Porter/LaPorte County Line Road in Westville. For more information about any of the cats featured in her stories, call the shelter at 219-785-4936.

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