Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].
Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
The Bark and Meow Vendor and Craft Show is Sunday November 17, 2013, 11am-4pm at the St. Bridget Church gymnasium, 568 E. 2nd St., Hobart. All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Hobart. Admission: one of these needed items (or a monetary donation): Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, laundry soap, Pine Sol, SOS pads, garbage bags, paper towels, towels, cat toys, dog toys, Tidy Cat non-clumping litter. Fall pet photo opportunity will be available.
The Independent Cat Society is announcing their upcoming adoption special with the hope that the cats will have something to celebrate this holiday season.
The adoption fee for any cat 5 years or older will be waived during the months of November and December. A cat under 5 years is available for just $75 and a companion for them is no charge.
Adoption fees includes spay or neuter, current vaccines, flea treatment and nail trim, as well as a free initial wellness check up with one of our participating veterinarians within two weeks of the adoption. Our adoption hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The shelter has many wonderful older cats who would love to find their forever home this holiday season. There are many benefits to adopting an older cat, including litter box manners and they are more relaxed and enjoy their solitude.
The Independent Cat Society was founded in 1977 and is a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter. Their mission is to promote the welfare of all animals, especially cats, by reducing pet overpopulation, educating the public, preventing cruelties to animals, promoting responsible pet ownership, and working for more humane legislation.
For more information, please contact the Independent Cat Society at 219.785.4936.
The Humane Society Calumet Area is seeking arts and crafts donations for their annual Holiday Bazaar. The arts and crafts will be sold at the bazaar to help raise funds for the shelter. The Bazaar is scheduled for December 12-15 and will coincide with pictures with Santa at the shelter. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Amanda at (219) 922-3811.
The Humane Society Calumet Area is selling fresh wreaths for the holiday season. The proceeds of the sales will benefit the shelter. The wreaths are custom made from Scotch pine by Kingma Christmas Tree Farm, located in Demotte, Indiana. The wreaths are sprayed with a colorant and a solution called “needle hold” for needle retention. The wreaths can be purchased plain or decorated with natural pine cones and a velvet bow. Wreaths of various sizes are available as well as Garland (roping) and swags. All orders are due to the shelter by Wednesday, November 20th. The wreaths will approximately be ready to be picked up at the shelter on Friday, December 6th. For more information, please contact the Humane Society Calumet Area at (219) 922-3811. The shelter is located at 421 45th Street in Munster, IN.
From Last Chance Rescue:
Krissy loves people and is very sweet. She enjoys playing with other dogs. Krissy is about 35 pounds, about 3 years old. She would thrive with a loving owner and a little basic obedience training. Krissy is looking for that special someone who will give her the chance she deserves. Could that be you? She is spayed and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.
Bibbs and Sukie are both three year old female black labs. Their owners died and out-of-state family members were unable to take them. They are very bonded and must be adopted together. They are very loving and good with other dogs and children. They are each about 65 pounds. They are spayed and current on all vaccinations. Please call Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961.
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