Animal Baby Shower (Munster Shelter)
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Animal Baby Shower (Munster Shelter)

Join us for a spring time baby shower for our shelter animal babies. Enjoy games, prizes, and light refreshments as we participate in gift-giving for our fur-babies. Please bring a gift. SEE YOU AT THE BABY SHOWER!

Our Baby Shower Gift Wish List:

  • KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)

  • Esbilach (Puppy Milk Replacement)

  • Sensitive baby wipes

  • Canned puppy food

  • Canned kitten food

  • Kitten/puppy nursing bottles

  • Small cat litter pans/non clumping litter

  • Small animal beds

  • Single and double cat dishes

  • Gift Gards

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Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE

Join staff for a sneak peak into the Humane Indiana Wildlife Summer Camps! Each camp will feature different activities, games, crafts, and speakers to introduce your camper to native wildlife. Our open house will showcase some of the different activities we will do, the ability to meet some of our ambassadors, and a look at the grounds where camp will take place.

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Animal Superpowers Kids Camp @Wildlife Center, Valparaiso, IN
Jun
3
to Jun 7

Animal Superpowers Kids Camp @Wildlife Center, Valparaiso, IN

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

Ages 6-11

Native wildlife host some truly incredible superpowers in order to help them to survive. From super strength and super speed, to the power of invisibility, these animals are capable of so much thanks to their unique adaptations. Join our education staff and team of wildlife ambassador animals as we delve into the amazing powers of our wild animals.


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Nocturnal Nature Kids Camp @Wildlife Center, Valparaiso, IN
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Nocturnal Nature Kids Camp @Wildlife Center, Valparaiso, IN

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

Ages 6-11

Do YOU know what goes bump in the night? Nature truly comes alive after night fall, with so many species moving about that go unseen. Join us for a week long interactive camp focused on the animals of the night. From bats and owls, to skunks and opossum, these native species really know how to survive. Meet our nocturnal ambassadors and hear their stories of survival before calling Humane Indiana Wildlife home.


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Paws in the Park
Sep
28
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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OWL be Back- Highland
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

OWL be Back- Highland

We had such amazing public support for our Owl You Need is Love event that we want to give our community the opportunity to meet our owl ambassadors again!

Join us April 20th at 11-12pm to learn about what our Eastern Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls, and Snowy Owls are doing throughout the year and how these species play into cultural folklore. Our ambassador owls will be present for the event to be viewed by the public.

Seating is limited to 50 and our January event sold out!

Click here to reserve your spot today

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Book Sale
Apr
10
to Apr 13

Book Sale

April 10th - 12-5pm

April 11th -10am-5pm

April 12th - 13th - 10am-6pm                 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: April 10th - 10am-12pm with a $10 donation.

Looking for a good book? Book lovers can browse thousands of adult and youth books, CDs, and DVDs. *** Donations of books and magazines may be dropped off at our Animal Shelter or Paws Resale & Consignment Shoppe.

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Building Blocks of Environmental Education [EDUCATORS ONLY]
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Building Blocks of Environmental Education [EDUCATORS ONLY]

  • ArcelorMittal Global Research Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

***This seminar is open to educators only***

The seminar will showcase best practices to inspire educator and teacher success. Invitees include teachers, administrators, students, higher education leaders, and para-professionals dedicated to improving STEM education by providing strategies and resources for further integration into our schools.

With engaging speakers and our wildlife ambassadors, we know this year will continue the great momentum we are building around environmental education in Indiana. We invite you to join us for a professional learning opportunity—for educators by educators—that is not to be missed.

Seminar highlights:

  • wildlife education with ambassador animals onsite

  • environmental stewardship

  • identifying community resources

  • advice on curriculum integration

  • backpack giveaway for ALL participants

If you have questions, please contact Ashley-Marie Sutherland, Humane Indiana, by e-mail at asutherland@humaneindiana.org or by phone at 219-513-8911.

Limited spots available. Reserve your spot today

***This seminar is presented by Humane Indiana and sponsored by a generous grant from ArcelorMittal.

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

SOLD OUT! 16th Annual Gala: Humane SuperHeroes

THANK YOU for making a difference!

We are excited to share with you that this year's 16th Annual Gala - honoring our Humane Heroes, raised more than $120,000! Because of your amazing support, you have made it possible for us to help animals at our Shelter and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Special thanks to our GOLD SPONSORS:

  • APEX Construction & Remodeling

  • Community Healthcare System

  • Coyne Veterinary Center

  • First Midwest Bank

  • Hill’s - food shelter love

  • McMahon & Associates Certified Public Accountants, P.C. 

We appreciation all our TABLE SPONSORS and IN-KIND SPONSORS!

Albert’s Jewelers / American Structure Point / Bernie Zemen / Centier Bank / DLZ Indiana,LLC /         First Financial Bank / First Merchants Bank / Glenwood Village Pet Hospital / Great Lakes Labs, LLC / Grimmer Construction / Harry Vande Velde / Horizon Bank / i4D Events / Jason Gore / Jeff Dettlo  /  Julie Feinstein / Lake County Auditor and Lake County Treasurer / Mark Machnic / McColly Real Estate / Meyers Glaros / Monosol / Munster Donut / Olen General Contracting / Pace Realty/McAfee Animal Hospital / Peoples Bank / Popa Heating & Cooling / RE Sutton / Brown and Brown Insurance / Round the Clock - Schererville / Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen / SnowCat Group (Bosak Motors, Crown Brewing, Tom and Ed’s Autobody / Three Floyds Brewing Co. / United Consulting

We are also grateful to our LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION DONORS and all those who participated in those fundraising efforts.

Because of YOU AND YOUR DEDICATION to the animals, we continue the good that we do.

We look forward to seeing you all again for the 17th Annual Gala in 2020!

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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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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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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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