Humane Society Calumet Area Hosts Open House for Giving Tuesday

Humane-Society-Calumet-AreaHumane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will participate in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2 with a holiday open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. held at its adoption center, 421 45th St, Munster, Ind.

The open house features shelter tours, a spin-the-wheel adoption special, a chance to pet puppies available for adoption at HSCA and light refreshments. Adopters can spin the adoption wheel to receive a discount on their adoption fee, including a chance for a fee-waived adoption.

Door prizes will be drawn every hour including restaurant gift cards, free cosmic bowling entry and a $25 gas card. Visitors are asked to bring a monetary donation or a blanket to help keep the animals warm.

All adoptions require an approved application and standard adoption procedures apply. Some exclusions and additional fees may apply.

This winter, HSCA is requesting donations to help cover the cost of keeping HSCA’s adoptable animals warm and powering the animal shelter. On #GivingTuesday, HSCA hopes to raise $1,500, enough money to keep the animals warm for two weeks, with an online campaign and donations accepted at the shelter.

Taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving #GivingTuesday is a national moment dedicated to giving. Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday proposes to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

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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.