About-Laura

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.



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Last Chance Rescue: Two Labs Need Home Together

Animal Corner

Bibbs and Sukie are both three year old female black labs, about 65 pounds each. They are very bonded and must be adopted together. They are very loving, good with other dogs and children, and housebroken. Call Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961, for more information.
 
Bibbs WinCE
Bibbs
 
Sukie WinCE
Sukie
 
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Indep Cat Society: Shades of Grey Adoption Promotion; Book Sale

Animal Corner

From the Independent Cat Society:
 
During July the Independent Cat Society will be offering our Shades of Grey adoption promotion. We will offer any grey or mix of grey cat or kitten for only $35. An additional grey or grey mix cat or kitten for only $15. Any non grey cat or kitten only $35.  We are also continuing our 'adopt a cat over 5 years of age and we will waive the adoption fee'. This adoption promotion includes the spay or neuter, current vaccines, flea treatment and nail trim. We also offer a free initial vet visit within 2 weeks of the adoption with one of our participating veterinarians. So come out and choose your new 'furrever' friend and make their dreams of a home and family of their own come true.
 
Shades-of-Gray
 
The ICS is holding its annual Used Book Sale on July 19th from 10am to 5pm and 20th from 9am to 3pm at the American Legion Hall, 798 Wabash, Chesterton, Indiana.  Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Also for sale will be used cd's, tapes, and posters, Calico Corney's catnip, catnip mats, cat bets, cat toys, ICS car magnets, t-shirts, Black Cat Boutique items and fresh home baked goods.  A few signed books will be available for sale along with special reader/reading supplies. So come out and join us. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society.
 
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Donations of used books, cds, tapes and posters are needed and can be made at the American Legion Hall on July 18th from 11am to 5pm. Because the ICS is a 501(c)3, we can offer a donation receipt for any donation of books or funds. 
 
For more information on either of these events please contact the Independent Cat Society (219) 785-4936 or visit our website at www.catsociety.org or our Facebook Page Book Sale Event.
 
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Romeo Updates from HSNI

Animal Corner

6/8/2013:

Romeo had surgery yesterday and he is doing very well. His ear has been repaired and the piece of skin hanging off his left eye was removed. He was also neutered. I visited him today and he looks wonderful. He is so happy you wouldn’t even know he had surgery. Dr. D from the Munster Animal Hospital said that even as he was coming out from under anesthesia that his tail was wagging. The staff at the Munster Animal Hospital has been working with him; He knows how to sit, shake paw, lie down and stay. He is a very bright boy and will be looking for a “forever home” soon.

6/1/2013:

To all who have donated to "Romeo's Rescue Fund" I want to say thank you. The kindness everyone has shown Romeo from New York to England, Italy to Argentina has been so heartwarming. The human race can be so amazing! I visited Romeo today and he is doing extremely well. The wounds on his face are nearly healed and he will soon have surgery on his ear.

As the director of the Humane Society of NW Indiana, I realize we cannot save them all, but Romeo has proven to be very special. Through all his painful treatments he has maintained being a beautiful, sweet and trusting creature. How many of us humans put through what he was put though would have the same attitude towards the human race?

We needed to save Romeo not just for Romeo's sake... but for ours. There's a saying I have always liked and have tried to live by. "You make a living from what you get. You make a life from what you give. What you do for yourself dies with you. What you do for others and the world is immortal". It’s want being alive is about…. to make a difference. Thank you again. Betty Clayton ~ Executive Director, Humane Society of NW Indiana.

Photos at our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofNWIN?fref=ts

5/30/2013:

Romeo continues to improve!

The very serious wound on his nose that had bone exposed is now healing over. He is still on antibiotics and will be for awhile.

He has a great appetite and has gained 7 pounds. The swelling on his face has decreased substantially and his wounds look significantly better. He just received his vaccines and most likely surgery will be done on his ear next week. He is still a happy boy and loves everyone. We will try to have pictures of the handsome boy on Friday.

5/24/2013:


Romeo is responding very well to treatment and is getting better and stronger on a daily basis. He is eating well and gaining weight. His wounds are healing and the puncture wound in his sinus area is doing much better and may not require further surgery though his torn ear and injured ear canal will require more surgery

Everyone at the Munster Animal Hospital, where he is now being treated really loves him. He was up at the front desk area last night hanging out with the staff and he now knows where they keep their treat jar!

It doesn't matter who the person is... he has a "wag of the tail" for them. He still has a long road to recovery but he is doing well and has a great attitude. He seems to know that there are a lot of kind people out there who are thinking and caring about him.

We will have pictures coming soon!!!!

If you would like to donate money for Romeo please go to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZWJB76C2LAP7U

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The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana works closely with the Gary Police Department and Gary Animal Control to investigate animal abuse cases. In May, Sgt. Darlene Breightenstein of the Gary Police Department rescued “Romeo” and delivered him to our care.  Donations specifically for “Romeo’s Rescue Fund” can be dropped off in person or mailed to the shelter -- “Romeo’s Rescue Fund” c/o The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Road, Gary, IN 46403.

From HSNI: Be warned the photos of his injuries are quite graphic.  Despite being in tremendous pain, “Romeo” has maintained a very sweet demeanor,
wagging his tail in gratitude as the wonderful people at the Munster Animal Hospital came to his medical aid.

Thank you for reading, sharing and caring!   Every dollar helps more than you can imagine.

Sincerely,  The Staff of The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)

 

 

Waiting for Homes at HSNI

Animal Corner

Diamond

Diamond is an outgoing and friendly 6 month old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very playful and can play with her squeaky toys for long periods of time before she decides to take her naps. Come in and meet this cutie! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Diamond, please be sure to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Lady 
Lady is  an intelligent 5 year old female Lhaso Apso mix. She is a spirited and energetic little dog. She thrives on human attention and is constantly seeking a lap to lay on. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Lady, please be sure to call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sir Richard

Meet Sir Richard! He is a 5 month old male Pit Bull puppy. Being a puppy in a shelter is not fun. He wants a family to love him and play with him. He would enjoy a yard to play in as well. Come visit him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, we have many play areas that you can play ball with him in and get to know him. You WILL fall in love with him! He has such  an outgoing and fun personality and is very eager to please.  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Sir Richard please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ginger

Ginger is a loyal 5 year old female German Shepherd mix. She is active and would love an active family to live with. She has a strong devotion to her people. She is happiest when she is around them. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Ginger our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

TJ
Hello! My name is TJ! I am a 6 month old male Chihuahua/Papillon mix. I am a happy and friendly dog. I can be a little bit reserved at first, but once I get to know you I am much more sociable. Come in and visit me! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sweety


Sweety is a 5 year old female Pit Bull mix. She is athletic and energetic. She would like a big yard to run around and play ball in. She is very smart and friendly. If you are interested in Sweety come in and meet her! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about her our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Larry

Larry is a 4 year old male long haired Chihuahua mix. This spunky pup loves to cuddle on laps and being petted. Come see him at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Larry, please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Katie

Katie is a 3 year old female Pit Bull Mix. She is energetic and loves to be around people. She will need a good amount of space to be able to run and around get out some of her energy. Come in and see her at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana! She loves meeting new people. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Katie our phone number is (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Major
Maya is a 7 year old female Beagle mix.She is calm, gentle and even tempered. She is very sweet and friendly.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Maya please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Hello! My name is Major! I am a 2 year old female Pit Bull. I am very energetic and playful! I also have a fun, outgoing, and clownish personality! I would really love a home soon. I love my new friends here at the Humane Society, but a forever home is where my heart belongs. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

buster
Buster is a 3 year old male Jack Russell Terrier/Rat Terrier mix. He is VERY energetic and loves to run around outside and chase his ball around. He never stops moving.  He is very nice and has a great personality. Come in and let him steal your heart!!! The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about Buster please call (219) 938-3339 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

razor

Hello! My name is Razor! I am a 1 year old male Pit Bull. I am a very handsome dog if I say so myself! I also constantly have a smile on my face, how many dogs can say that? Please come in and see me at the Humane Society! You will not regret meeting me in person, I have a playful and goofy personality that just shines. I also make a great cuddlier :). The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 or their email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Tommy

Tommy is a 1 year old male Domestic Short Hair Cat. He is very friendly and loves being around people. He perks up when he sees people come by his cage. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Tommy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sam

Hello! My name is Sam! I am an active 7 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. As per the breed I am outgoing, intelligent, and good-tempered. Since I am a puppy I will need a lot of exercise and obedience. Come in and play fetch with me! I'd love to get to know you!  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 and their email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mallory
Mallory is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very sweet. As with the breed she is energetic and has a clownish personality. She also loves to play fetch. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Mallory our phone number is (219) 939-3339 or our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fluffy WinCE

Fluffy is a 3 year old female calico Domestic Medium Hair cat. She has been spayed. She is extremely friendly. She loves to be around people and cuddling on their lap. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Fluffy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Harry

Harry is a 1 year old male Hound mix. He is very friendly and smart. He gets along with other animals as well. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Harry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Terry

Terry is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair cat. He is adventurous and curious. He's very friendly and loves to cuddle.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Terry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Humane Soc of NWI Adoptable Animals

Animal Corner

Humane Society Northwest Indiana
6100 Melton Rd.
Gary, In.46403
1-219-938-3339
1-219-938-4294  (Fax)
 

HOURS

Monday - 11:00 - 3:00
Tuesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 11:00 - 3:00
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday - 11:00 - 5:00
Sunday - CLOSED

Marshell WinCE
Hello! My name is Marshell! I am a 3 year old male Jack Russell Terrier mix. Unlike most Jack Russell Terriers I am relatively calm. I love being around people and having my belly rubbed. If you are looking for a Jack Russell Terrier that isn't super hyper, but has the intelligence of the breed, I am the dog for you! Come into the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana today to visit me soon! They are located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about me call them at (219) 938-3339 or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Candelabra WinCE
Candelabra is a 3 year old female Chihuahua. She is friendly and lively. She can be a bit standoffish at first, but she warms up quickly once she gets to know you. She'd love to be adopted soon! Come in and get to know her! She is at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. If you have any questions about Candelabra please call us at (219) 938-3339 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mallory WinCE

Mallory is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is very sweet. As with the breed she is energetic and has a clownish personality. She also loves to play fetch. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Mallory our phone number is (219) 939-3339 or our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fluffy WinCE

Fluffy is a 3 year old female calico Domestic Medium Hair cat. She has been spayed. She is extremely friendly. She loves to be around people and cuddling on their lap. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Fluffy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Harry WinCE
 
Harry is a 1 year old male Hound mix. He is very friendly and smart. He gets along with other animals as well. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Harry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Terry WinCE

Terry is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair cat. He is adventurous and curious. He's very friendly and loves to cuddle.The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Terry our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tommy WinCE
Tommy is a 1 year old male Domestic Short Hair Cat. He is very friendly and loves being around people. He perks up when he sees people come by his cage. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about Tommy our phone number is (219) 938-3339 and our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sam WinCE

Hello! My name is Sam! I am an active 7 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. As per the breed I am outgoing, intelligent, and good-tempered. Since I am a puppy I will need a lot of exercise and obedience. Come in and play fetch with me! I'd love to get to know you!  The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is located at 6100 Melton Road Miller Beach/Gary, IN. If you have any questions about me their phone number is (219) 938-3339 and their email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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