SnowCat Partnership
Feb
18
to Mar 31

SnowCat Partnership

SNOWCAT PARTNERSHIP

Bosak’s of Merrillville, and Tom and Ed’s Autobody have partnered with Humane Indiana and all were geared up for the unveiling of a car that’s sure to WOW. On Wednesday, February 13th Bosak’s and Tom and Ed’s Autobody, unveiled their customized 2019 Challenger, with a modified Mopar Cold Air Intake – the SnowCat.

The two businesses hope to catch the eye and interest of special buyers during the run of the customized vehicle’s campaign. They’ve partnered with Humane Indiana in an effort to support our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. “When we designed the “SNOWCAT” we thought there wasn’t a better organization than our local wildlife rehabilitation center; it’s been important to our area for over 77 years,” said Andy Tylka, CEO - Tom and Ed’s Auto Body. Crown Brewery, located in Crown Point, is also part of the fundraising campaign to benefit the organization. They designed a custom beer representing both Humane Indiana and the vehicle. The custom beer will be auctioned at Humane Indiana’s March 23rd Superheroes Gala.

SnowCat’s all-wheel drive vehicle is a can’t-miss on the snow and ice-covered roads of NWI with its custom-painted body, calipers, and rear tail panel, cat-eye accents, and the custom cat logo. The two businesses will make a donation to Humane Indiana once the campaign has ended, and the public can help grow that donation. Bosak will donate $100 per car sold, and Tom and Ed’s Autobody will donate $100 per body work job of $1000 or more to Humane Indiana through March 31st, simply mention “Humane Indiana” at both businesses. “We are excited to work with these wonderful businesses and appreciate their support to help the animals at our wildlife center,” said Lisa Carpenter, Chief Development Officer – Humane Indiana.

PARTNER LOCATIONS:

BOSAK AUTO: 3111 W. Lincoln Hwy., Merrillville, IN 46410 - 219.738.2323

TOM & ED’S AUTOBODY (locations throughout Lake & Porter Counties)

  •  Burns Harbor, IN - 239 Melton Rd. Ste. 1 -219.787.9577

  • Cedar Lake, IN - 11009 W. 133rd Ave. - 219.472.7007

  • Crown Point, IN - 10730 Broadway - 219.661.8877

  • Merrillville, IN - 8130 Taney Pl. - 219.736.0722

  • Schererville, IN - 1225 Birch Dr. - 219.322.5220

CROWN BREWING:  211 East St., Crown Point, IN 46307 -  219.663.4545

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Owl You Need is Love - Public Art Project
Mar
1
to Oct 15

Owl You Need is Love - Public Art Project

Our mission is to lead the community in the humane treatment of all animals. We focus our efforts on needs in our community. This year, we are excited to announce a collaborative project with local businesses and artists to bring the good that we do to public light.  

Who: Humane Indiana is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. This year, we are championing a public art project that brings together our organization with local businesses, schools, organizations, members and residents of the community, and artists.  Its goal is to bring awareness of our mission, commitment, and services to the community by way of OWL PUBLIC ART. Participation in the project will benefit animals at Humane Indiana’s Shelter and Clinic in Munster and services and educational programming at its Wildlife Education Center in Valparaiso.  

What: Through a wonderful partnership with Popa Heating & Cooling, Owner Pat Popa has led the design and production process of these magnificent owl sculptures. These four-foot high, 50 lb., fiberglass figures are a blank canvas for local artists to display and tout their creativity. Participants have the opportunity to purchase or sponsor an owl and work with a local artist on design of the sculpture. The figure prototype for the art initiative was made possible through a generous donation from the Arlene Heward Estate.

Where: Once an artist has completed design of the owl, it’s ready to be displayed at the sponsor’s/owner’s location choice by July 15th. Owls that have been sponsored but not purchased, will be showcased at Owl You Need is Love Auction in November, where they will be auctioned as part of Humane Indiana’s fundraising efforts to support animals at our Shelter and Wildlife Center.   

When: We ask that all submissions for participation in the Owl Public Art Project be received by June 1st. Sculptures will be delivered to participants within 7-10 working days and finished, designed pieces should be displayed outdoors no later than July 15th for the entirety of the exhibit which runs through October 15th.    

Why: Humane Indiana offers a variety of services to ensure the welfare of all animals and wildlife. In 2018, our shelter admitted 2,352 animals, of which 2,093 were adopted, 70 were placed with rescues, and 49 were reunited with their families. We also trapped and neutered 157 feral cats, and our Wildlife Center in Valparaiso admitted 1900 wild animals. As our numbers demonstrate, our services are essential to animal welfare in our community. The Owl Public Art Project helps us to continue and grow these vital programs.    

How: Your participation in the Owl Public Art Project is simple. Once you have secured your submission and deposit for participation, production of your fiberglass owl will begin. During that time, you will plan and create the artwork for your sculpture with your selected artist. You may choose from our pool of artists or you may opt for an independent artist of your choice. The artwork will be submitted to Humane Indiana for approval, and once you have received confirmation to move forward, your artist may begin their work.

FOR INFORMATION ON OUR SPONSOR LEVELS, SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PARTICIPATION, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS AN ARTIST, PLEASE EMAIL HI@HUMANEINDIANA.ORG OR CALL 219.513.8911.

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SOLD OUT!  16th Annual Gala: Humane SuperHeroes
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT! 16th Annual Gala: Humane SuperHeroes

SOLD OUT!

We’re so excited to share the good news! Our 16th Annual Gala: Humane SuperHeroes is SOLD OUT! We thank everyone for their support and we’ll see you on March 23rd!

Summon your league of SuperHeroes and join us for an animal fundraising adventure! Our 16th Annual Gala is sure to bring out your inner Superman or WonderWoman!

See some furry friends up close, fly over to our wildlife ambassadors, sip cocktails from an open bar and then BAM! Bid on your favorite silent auction items. In your best Avengers pose, get a caricature with your cape, mask and your favorite squad.

Dinner and program will celebrate Humane Indiana’s SuperHeroes including the Humane Leader and Humane Business of the year. 

Your evening includes: Dinner / Dessert / Open Bar / Live & Silent Auctions

FEATURING:

  • 3 Floyd’s Brewing Co. Beer Samples

  • Live Art Performance by Mural Artist Felix “FLEX” Maldonado

Ready, Set, BID!

Humane Indiana is Gala-ready for this Saturday's 16th Annual Gala, honoring our Humane Heroes. We are SUPER excited for our sold-out event and are ecstatic to share our silent and live auction items with you. Our wide selection of 100 items includes, sports, dining, spirits, art, pet items, and experiences. These selections are sure to WOW you and they're available for viewing and bidding NOW! 

Everyone Can Be A HERO!

Couldn't make the Gala? No problem, guests and non-attendees can bid on our silent auction items from their cell phones/computers. Check daily as we continue to add more fabulous items. 

Everyone can be a hero to the animals today!

That’s right HEROES, our SILENT AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING! Silent auction ends at 8pm Saturday, March 23rd.

 Here’s how to participate in our silent auction:

  • Simply click the link: https://HIgala2019.givesmart.com

  • Scroll through our selection of auction items.

  • Place your bids. You will be informed via text when someone counterbids.

  • All winners will be contacted via text, once the auction closes Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm.

  • Gala attendees may collect their winning items at the Gala, once the event concludes at 9pm on Saturday, March 23rd. If you are not attending the Gala and have been informed, via text, that you have won an item, please contact Humane Indiana Tuesday, March 26th at 219.513.8911 ext. 106 to arrange pick-up of your winning item/s. Items may be picked up  from Humane Indiana’s Corporate Offices located at 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN.

    ON BEHALF OF HUMANE INDIANA AND THE ANIMALS YOU HELP THROUGH YOUR GALA AND SILENT AUCTION PARTICIPATION, WE THANK YOU! 

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Paws in the Park
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Paws in the Park

Join us for Humane Indiana’s 27th Annual Paws in the Park and help animals at our Shelter and Wildlife Center. Bring your furry family member/s, invite your friends, or create a team in the spirit of walking for the cause. End the afternoon visiting with our pet and food vendors. MORE INFO. COMING SOON!

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Hawk Talk: Meet & Greet - Highland
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Hawk Talk: Meet & Greet - Highland

  • Humane Indiana Administrative Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let’s talk hawks! Choose one of our two sessions. Join us in Highland to meet-and-greet one of our longest standing ambassadors, our female Red-tailed Hawk as well as one of our newest, our Rough-legged Hawk. During this program we will be learning about hawks that can be found in Indiana throughout the year, where to look for them, and how we can help protect these incredible predators. All ages welcome.

Limited spots available, purchase tickets today!

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Wildlife Mini Camp: Birds of Prey
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Wildlife Mini Camp: Birds of Prey

Kids, join us at Humane Indiana Wildlife for a one day camp celebrating our local birds of prey! From the majestic Bald Eagle to the agile Peregrine Falcon and stealthy Saw-whet Owl our birds of prey have the adaptations to make them both successful and fierce. We’ll take a look at what makes these animals so successful and find out why their numbers are suffering at the hands of people. How can we help these amazing birds? Join us to find out!

A snack will be provided mid-day, but please pack your own lunch. Only 20 spots available.

Only 20 spots available, purchase tickets today!

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FREE Intro to Training by ASB
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Intro to Training by ASB

This is a free, open class to general public for the first 25 people who register. Whether you just adopted, or you’ve had your dog a long time, we can help! Join us to learn how dogs learn and how to best teach them and how to begin a positive training plan! This class is presented by A Sound Beginning. To register please go to www.asoundbeginningprogram.com

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Hawk Talk: 1-Hour Meet & Greet - Valparaiso
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Hawk Talk: 1-Hour Meet & Greet - Valparaiso

Let’s talk hawks! Choose one of our two sessions. Join us in Valparaiso to meet-and-greet one of our longest standing ambassadors, our female Red-tailed Hawk as well as one of our newest, our Rough-legged Hawk. During this program we will be learning about hawks that can be found in Indiana throughout the year, where to look for them, and how we can help protect these incredible predators. All ages welcome.

Limited spots available, purchase tickets today!

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Mammal Bowl - Valparaiso
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Mammal Bowl - Valparaiso

  • Indiana Humane Wildlife Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you team skunk or team opossum?

Our nocturnal mammals are titans of the forest! Whether it’s the dexterity of the opossum feet, the incredible sense of smell of the skunk, or the ability of both of them to adapt to an urban environment, these amazing mammals are forces to be reckoned with. Join us as we learn about the unique adaptations of these two species and what roles they play in our environment. Which team are you on?

Limited spots available, purchase tickets today!

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Day Camp: Welcome to Humane Indiana
Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Day Camp: Welcome to Humane Indiana

Kids! Join us for a behind the scenes look at the day to day workings of Humane Indiana. Campers will learn what it takes to find hundreds of animals new homes each year. From intake to initial exams, marketing, and finding the right adopters. There is much to be done to make our adoption shelter and the animals within it successful. Join us on our journey through the sheltering process, let’s see where it takes us!

Limited spots available. Purchase tickets today! 

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Owl You Need is Love - Valparaiso
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Owl You Need is Love - Valparaiso

On January 12th, Humane Indiana’s Owl ambassadors will be flying out to our Paws Resale Shop to spread the love.

Choose your time slot (11AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 2PM) and meet our ambassador owls that call Humane Indiana Wildlife home. From the tiny Eastern Screech Owl to the fiercest night predator, the Great Horned Owl, these birds have some amazing adaptations to share. Attendees will even get a chance to meet a winter arctic visitor, the Snowy Owl, who is now a permanent resident of Humane Indiana Wildlife. A suggested donation fee of $10 gets you in to all the fun!

Purchase your tickets here:

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Wildlife Mini-Day Camp
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Wildlife Mini-Day Camp

Kids! Join us for a behind the scenes look at the day to day workings of Humane Indiana Wildlife. Campers will learn what it takes to intake and treat hundreds of wildlife each year. From intake to initial exams, determining treatment, making diets, and planning releases, there is much to be done to make our rehabilitation center and the animals within it successful. Join us on our journey through the rehabilitation process, let’s see where it takes us!

A snack will be provided mid-day, but please pack your own lunch.

To purchase tickets: https://humaneindiana.org/tickets/january21

 

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Owl You Need is Love - Highland
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Owl You Need is Love - Highland

  • Humane Indiana Highland, IN 46322 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE AT OUR VALPARAISO PROGRAM JAN. 26TH

On January 12th, Humane Indiana’s Owl ambassadors will be flying out to our Paws Resale Shop to spread the love.

Choose your time slot (11AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 2PM) and meet our ambassador owls that call Humane Indiana Wildlife home. From the tiny Eastern Screech Owl to the fiercest night predator, the Great Horned Owl, these birds have some amazing adaptations to share. Attendees will even get a chance to meet a winter arctic visitor, the Snowy Owl, who is now a permanent resident of Humane Indiana Wildlife. A suggested donation fee of $10 gets you in to all the fun!

Purchase your tickets here

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Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!

  • Humane Indiana Wildlife Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

Purchase your tickets here

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Home for the Holidays Adoption Special
Dec
14
to Dec 15

Home for the Holidays Adoption Special

  • Humane Indiana Shelter (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Friday and Saturday, Humane Indiana will be hosting our annual holiday adoption drive! We'll be waiving adoption fees for some of our favorite long-time shelter residents who deserve a loving family and a fur-ever home. Many animals will be adopted, but one is waiting just for you. Please plan to join us for this very special event.

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Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!

Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

Purchase your tickets here

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Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Guess Whooo’s Coming to Town? Arctic Visitor Saturdays!

Join us for pictures with Santa and his wildlife helpers. Guests are welcome to stop by between 12-3pm the first three Saturdays in December for cookies, holiday crafts, and photos. A $10 suggested donation gets you in to all the holiday fun. It all culminates on December 15th when we host Christmas carolers and roast chestnuts around the bonfire.

Purchase your tickets here

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Aquatic Take-Back Day
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Aquatic Take-Back Day

  • Humane Indiana Wildlife Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready to flush your fish or release your turtle back into the wild? STOP! Releasing aquarium and water garden pets down a drain or into the wild can hurt them and the environment. If you can’t keep your aquatic pet, the Aquarium Fish Sanctuary with support from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey and the Prairie Research Institute with funding from the Great lakes Restoration Initiative invite you to bring them to our aquatic pet take-back event at the Humane Indiana Wildlife Center in Valparaiso. Fish, aquatic reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants will be accepted. Space is limited! 

Wonder if we have space for your pet? Please email: BeAHeroReleaseZero@gmail.com

*Note: There will be no penalties for turning in regulated species.

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Paws Book Sale
Oct
17
to Oct 21

Paws Book Sale

Don't miss our annual used book sale benefiting the animals of Humane Indiana! Shop a remarkable assortment of hard- and soft-cover books as well as DVD's and CD's during this 5-day sale and fundraiser! Call our Paws Resale Shoppe for more information or to donate: (219)838-7297.

October 17, 10–5 (Pre-sale with $10 donation 10–12)
October 18, 10–5
October 19, 10–5
October 20, 10–5 (Famous $5 bag sale)
October 21, 12–4  (Famous $5 bag sale)

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Festival of the Owls
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Festival of the Owls

SOLD OUT! THANK YOU! Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at our first annual Festival of the Owls event featuring:

  • Owl Programs throughout the day

  • Make-and-Take Owl Nest Box ($20 fee applies. Quantities are limited. Reserve yours below)

  • Owl Pellet Dissection

  • Self-guided Nature Hike

...plus food from Tomato Bar, hands-on activities, and more!

General admission is $20, children under 12 admitted free. Not recommended for children under 10. Your ticket includes access to all owl presentations as well as hands-on activities. Tickets will be held at the door. Space is limited. Reserve today!

Thanks to event sponsor ArcelorMittal with additional financial support provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism.


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Paws in the Park
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Paws in the Park

Join Humane Indiana, family and friends for the 26th annual Paws in the Park event! A one-mile fundraising walk and vendor fair, Paws in the Park raises money needed to care for the animals of Humane Indiana. Free and open to the public, the event features family- and pet-friendly vendors, a Rainbow Bridge Memory Walk, plus food and entertainment for all! 

Want to do more? Register to be part of the walk or sponsor a walker! Each participant that walks receives a goody bag. Raise $100 or more to receive an event t-shirt! Register your team below, or visit our First Giving event page.

Already registered to walk? Make the day a success for the thousands of animals who are counting on YOU. Download our Paws in the Park Fundraising Guide for simple tips guaranteed to increase support!

Are you a nonprofit rescue organization or vendor of pet-friendly items? Be part of this popular and fun event! Download, print, and return our Paws in the Park Vendor Registration Form.

Special thanks to Best In Show sponsors, First Merchants Bank. First Midwest Bank, and Westchester Animal Clinic, World Show Champion sponsors Olen General Contracting and VCA Forest South, and event Underwriters Coyne Veterinary Center and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

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Clear the Shelters
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Clear the Shelters

On Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th, Humane Indiana will join shelters across the country in a nationwide pet adoption drive! We'll be waiving adoption fees for some of our favorite long-time shelter residents who deserve a loving family and a fur-ever home. Thousands of animals will be adopted, but one is waiting just for you. Plan to join us for this very special event.

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