Adoption Fees Waived for Community Volunteers, Hours Extended at Humane Society Event

Humane-Society-Calumet-AreaHumane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, August 23 with adoption fees waived for community volunteers as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

Sponsored by Horseshoe Casino, the adoption event takes place with extended hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the shelter located at 421 45th St, Munster, Ind. The adoption special extends to people who volunteer their time at a non-profit organization.

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.

HSCA has also extended the Empty the Shelter Weekend with adoption fees waived for the public from August 25 through 31, including extended hours until 7 p.m. August 29 through 31.

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.

A list of adoption events and additional information on HSCA’s participation in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge can be found on