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					                                                 H UMANE S OCIETY                  OF   N ORTHWEST I NDIANA


                                               PAWS & READ
                                                       Visit our Shelter and
“Where Every Life Is Precious”                         our “Second Chance”
                                                            Thrift Shop


          1 ST . A NNUAL “F URRY F AIRE ”…. J UNE 2
             The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is having its first an-
             nual “Furry Faire”, June 2 at the Riverview Park in Lake Sta-                     “There Is No
             tion, between the hours of 11:00-4:00. There will be the Lake
             Station K-9 Unit, Paw Power Blues Dog Club Agility course,                         Challenge
             there will be a dog obedience trainer to answer your questions
about behavior problems with Fido and a Best Dressed Costume Contest. There will be             Too Great
many local pet stores, grooming shops and a number of booths selling a variety of pet
products along with a variety of area animal controls, humane societies and rescue              For Those
groups. Come and make it a fun filled day at the park with “Your Best Friend”. Booth
spaces are still available... $10.00 for rescue organizations. For others... $40.00 can
                                                                                                Who Have
rent a booth and you will be listed on our events posters. An 8’x8’ space includes table
and 2 chairs. Help make our first fest a great success. Help us help the animals and have
                                                                                               The Will And
a great fun filled afternoon. For more information contact the Humane Society.                 The Heart To
2 ND . A NNUAL O PEN H OUSE ….J UNE 23 RD                                                        Make It
On Saturday, June 23rd. 12:00-4:00, help us celebrate 1 year anniversary at our new facil-
ity. There will be food and beverages.
                                                                                                Happen.”
Enjoy the afternoon with your family. See all of the animals at our shelter.. in fact    …
you might find a new “Best Friend”. There will be games for the children and
                                                                                                L ETTER FROM
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raffles for the adults.
                                                                                                THE DIRECTOR
One half hour prior to the event there will be an Annual Meeting of all Voting
Members of the Humane Society. At this meeting, new Board Members will be                       T HE STORY OF                    2
voted on to serve on our Board of Directors.                                                    “ LEGEND ”

H OUSE W ALK ….S UNDAY , A UGUST 19                                                             T IMES CAN BE                    3
                                                                                                “ RUFF ”
            Walk through a beautiful 2 story stone home from the 30's, furnished in the 30's    U PCOMING                        3
  genre'. See vintage fixtures from New Orleans, Carole Lombard’s mirrored dressing table       EVENTS
  from RKO Studios (she was married to Clark Gable), a 1928 Steinway Grand along with
                     many other vintage items, oriental rugs and artwork.                       W E NOW BOARD 4
  Enjoy a light lunch & wine on the garden patio. Walk
through 4 acres of woods. Sit by the pool and sip wine or                                       T HANK YOUS                      5
 your favorite soda. Take in a totally relaxing afternoon.
            Sunday, August 19,      12:00-4:00                                                  S HELTER HUMOR 6

    Tickets are $40.00. For tickets or information call
     938-3339. The home is in the Merrillville area.
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     EVERYONE                L ETTER F ROM T HE D IRECTOR     B ETTY C LAYTON
     DESERVES A              The other day a couple entered the shelter and said, “we want to adopt the one who needs it the
      SECOND                 most”.
     CHANCE…..               A generous and compassionate intent, but not such an easy choice. In a very real way, all the
    SHARE YOUR               animals in our shelter "need it the most”. How do you choose? The one that has been here the
    LIFE WITH A              longest? The one who is becoming depressed? The one who is the oldest? The one who is sick or
      RESCUED                injured? The one whose very plain colorings or markings make it less likely that he will attract an
      DOG OR                 adopter? The run-of-the-mill, common stray at risk simply because he and his story are so com-
        CAT!!                mon?
                             As they walked through the kennels, wanting to do the right thing, they were almost over-
                             whelmed with the opportunities. Eventually they found Jack, a six month old brown mutt.
                             “There's something about his eyes,” they said when they came to his cage. After meeting and
                             spending some time with him, learning what they could of his brief background, they decided he
                             was the one they would choose, the one who would go home with them. The lucky one….
                             So many animals. They all, each and every one of them, deserve to be chosen, and so you pick
                             one who is a good match for you, and one who moves you. And because they are all at risk...no
                             matter who you pick...you are saving a life.


When we count                E XPENSES OF 2006- I T M AY B E S URPRISING !
our true friends…            Here are just some of the expenses our shelter had to incur in 2006.

  We must not                Vet Clinic/includes spaying or neutering and medical treatment of our animals          7,545.08
                             NIPSCO                                                                               13,349.82
     forget the
                             Insurance                                                                              6,222.39
     animals…                Waste management                                                                       1.020.21
For one of these             Medicines, Vaccinations
                             Phone
                                                                                                                    4,276.83
                                                                                                                    1,025.28
     gentle                  Newsletter & Mailing                                                                   2,563.04
  companions….               Wages/6 employees                                                                     76,916.67

   May be the                Total Expenses for 2006 …….$210,403.45
 truest friend of
       all.                  T HERE IS NOW “H OPE ” FOR “L EGEND ”
See the after picture of “Legend” on page 4          The pathetic little dog on the left is Legend. She was a sick, injured and very
                                                     underweight when she came into our shelter. She was rescued by a very
                                                     compassionate volunteer at our shelter. When was brought into our shelter..
                                                     she should have weighed at least 45 pounds….she weighed 20. She was so
                                                     weak that she could barely lift her head. Her face was abscessed by severe
                                                     puncture wounds and a large section of flesh had been ripped from her neck.
                                                     As it happened….the other dog that shared the garage they lived in...would
                                                     not only eat his food but Legend’s too. When Legend desperately fought to
                                                     get the food that she so needed to stay alive...the other dog attacked her.
                                                     The woman who owned Legend...who also had 11 children...pay no atten-
                                                     tion to Legend as she lay suffering and slowly dying. When we finally did get
                                                     Legend...she spent 3 days at the vet. She was still very sick, but the director
                                                     of the shelter fostered her until she was well.                     Cont. pg. 4
 “WHERE EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS”                                                                                    P AGE 3



 T IMES C AN B E R UFF
 It has been awhile since we have heard from some of you….and we do need your help! As you
 probably know, the purpose of our Humane Society is to house and lodge unwanted, neglected
 and abused animals. All animals big and small, pedigreed and mixed, are cared for until good,
 responsible homes are found. All animals have a unique place at the Humane Society. While la-
 beled “Friends of Man” they are simultaneously the recipient of some of man’s cruelest behavior,
 enhanced by abandonment, abuse and neglect.

 The Humane Society is often their last refuge and hope by providing care, nourishment and at-
 tention they crave, need and require. We are a non-for-profit organization in a depressed area,
 and it is not an easy task raising funds. Whether donations come in or not...the animals still have
 to be fed and cared for. Since we opened 3 & 1/2 years ago, we have found homes for hundreds
 of animals, have helped sick and abused animals...and have prosecuted their owners! This time of
 year is especially rough, donations definitely slow down. We are so proud of our accomplish-           Save the
 ments and we want to be able to keep up the quality care that has been provided in the past.. We
 need you to help us so that we can help them. Thank you.


 U PCOMING E VENTS                                                    We Need A Helping
 May 4, 5 & 6                 Petsmart Adoptathon                         Hand….
 May 26                       Tag Day                                    How About
                                                                                                       GO OVER, GO
 June 2                       1st. Annual “Furry Faire”                   Yours….                        UNDER,GO
 June 23                      Open House                                                                  AROUND,
                                                                                                           OR GO
 July 21                      Tag Day                                                                    THROUGH,
 July 29                      House Walk                                                               BUT NEVER…..
                                                                                                       EVER……. GIVE
 August 4                     Low Cost Vaccination Day
                                                                                                            UP!!
We need help for Tag Day. Please give us 2 hours of your time
on a Saturday to stand in front of selected stores in the area and
ask for donations. It would mean so much for the animals.


 W HAT W E N EED H ELP W ITH ….. M ANY T HINGS                                                           A life is
 1.We not only need ideas for fundraisers but people that will help execute                                 not
 these fundraisers.                                                                                    important
 2.We need help with our resale shop...bringing in clean, new or used items.
 3.We need someone who knows how to do masonry work. We have a place
                                                                                                       except for
 for a tub to bathe our animals and we have the glazed brick to surround the                               the
 tub...all we need now is someone who can lay that brick. It would be a 3x6                             impact it
 foot area and about 3 feet high.
 4. We need someone who can help us with our                                                             has on
 little plumbing problems.                                                                                other
 5. We need someone to mow our lawn.
                                                                                                          lives.
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 Child Abuse
  & Neglect    Domestic
                             H OPE F OR “L EGEND ”                                                May everyone
               Violence       “Legend” is now a healthy, happy dog. She has a long life to look    in your life
                             forward to….and by the way…..her name was changed from
     Animal                  “Legend” to “Hope”….for that is what she has now.                     continue to
     Abuse
                             Her human will be prosecuted.                                         show you so
                             “Hope” is now up for adoption. Contact the shelter at 938-3339.      much loyalty.
 CYCLE OF VIOLENCE           Betty Clayton, the Executive Director took care of “Hope” until
“The Link” and the cycle     “Hope” was ready for adoption.
 of violence is a chain of
 circumstances in which
an adult abuses a child or
animal. The adult passes
 down the violent traits
    and patterns to the
child, who continues the
     cycle of violence.
                              We Now Have A Boarding Facility!!
                              Going on vacation? Feel guilty? Don’t know what to do with your
   THE SIZE OF                pet? Let us board him for you. He will be walked and played with
  YOUR HEART IS
      MORE                    every day. He may not even want to go back home…..just kid-
   IMPORTANT                                    ding!! Your pet must be current on all of it’s
           THAN
            THE
                                                vaccinations including Bordatella for kennel
            SIZE                                cough. For pricing, call the shelter at
             OF                                        219-938-3339.
          YOUR
           BARK .



                             W INE & C HEESE P ARTY ….W HAT A SUCCESS !!
                             A very special thank you to Jerry Kanies for hosting the party at his beauti-
                             ful Miller Beach Home and Jen Vargo for offering her expertise in making
                             the benefit the great success that is was. Thank you to all who gave items for
                             our silent auction. And thank you to the wonderful string ensemble,
                             “Montage” for their beautiful music during the event and to Gary Sanders of
                             the “Miller Bakery Cafe” All proceeds went to help the animals at our shel-
                             ter!!
Have you adopted a pet from our shelter? Our Alumni will be featured in our next newsletter.
Please send us a picture & your heartwarming story about your adopted pet and we will put it in our
next newsletter. Write us or E-mail us at millercritters@sbcglobal.net
   “WHERE EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS”                                                                                        P AGE 5

                                                        Donations are up to and including April 17th. 2007
 Thank you
 Roxanna & Kelly Jasinski          Alice Johnson               Diane Foster                        Victor & Christine Caplinger
 Elizabeth Haddadin                Mitzi Levander              Michael Jarosz                      Kathleen Lackhouse
 Laura Jones                       Genivieve Deaton            Susan Bohacik                       Gail Leslie
 Judy Kowal                        Marie Bucher                Carol Elliott                       Donna Kettle
 Alice Spurlock                    Lori Stofick                Patricia Cronin                     Kay Rosen
 Nathalie Pennington               Roxanne Poturalski          Isabelle Felsecker                  June Boswinkle
 Harold & Clara Williams           Betty Earnheart             David Scheidt                       Alice Johnson
 Lynn Wright                       Mary Williams               Maureen Muha                        Tracy Leslie
 Nora Glenn                        Alvin Hernandez             Laura Jones                         Martha Madajzyk
 Pamela Pullen                     Edith Martin                Michelle Tichy                      Betty Spychalski
 Brenda Griswold                   Donna Spivak                Christina Boehm                     Janice Lindau
 Irma Slubowski                    Eva Guerrero                Carol Kane                          Isabelle Felsecker
 Dawn Reed                         Joan Wachowski              Daphne Ivy                          Alice Johnson
 Tony Sims                         Christy Wheaton             Jessica Koons

                                                                      We love you...Mary Ann Massa & Tracy Krell….
                                                                      We couldn’t survive without your help!!!!
 In Memory or Honor of:                                               Signed….The staff and all of your 4
                                                                      legged friends at the shelter

 Raymond Brumm in memory of Mary Lou Brumm                     Susan Garrett in honor of “Dolly”
 Marie Laliberte~Jill Tutlewski
 In loving memory of Sam & Betty Radivan~Linda Eleftheri, Jackie Pearson Smith, Rose Shelly, Jeremy & Karen Pear-
 son, Margie Pearson Baily, Celia Pearson, Arlene Pearson McGrane, Martin Pearson
 Paula Battistini~Richard Bartwright                         Sharon Hansen~Flash the Wonder Dog
 Scott Miller~”Barlow”                                       Mary Ann Lona~”Lady” & “Mandy”
 Elizabeth Brzezinski~Marion Brzezinski                      Timothy Wilk~Charles Ramsey
 Ana Peterson/Navigant Consulting Ink in honor of Laura Rusbasan
 In loving memory of Hugo Krupinski from Suzanne Fronczak, David & Evelyn LeCounte, Raymond & Ljubka Rokosz,
 Mary Ann Drossos, Jim & Ann Filby.
 Jennifer Carmody in honor of “Shelby”                         Greg Fronczak in memory of “Gizmo”.
 Nathlie Pennington ~ ”Princess”                               Patti Rhea ~ “King” Rame



 Special Thank You
Thomas Eaton                     Judy Logsdon                          Lavinia Brown                      Denise Coffey
Mary Henrickson                  Theresa Christensen                   Pamela Doherty                     Zita Vitkauskas
Donald Pavelka                   Jennifer Garber                       Deborah Peterson                   Melody Hutnick
Manuel, Annie Escobedo           Erika Favor                           Timothy Ribble                     Beth Schipke
Nancy Gronning                   Mark Kraynak                          Mary Kay Rzepka                    Carl Page
Carol Urban                      Eric Ellis                            Kathleen Lackhouse                 Michael & Linda Kibler-
Jennifer Gerber                  Noreen Farrell                        Gerry Grygotis                     Tom & Rosemary Cubit-
Jessica & “Betty” Escobedo       Jerry Kanies                          Harris Bank of Miller              Gail Zmierski
Nativity of Our Savior School    Andy Jacob                            Mary Ellen Kanies                  Mary Ann Massa

 Sponser a Pet: Joan Roback                 Barbara Callahan                        Lisa Dove
 Extra Special Thank You to Willis Armstrong...your help means so much!!!
 Extra Special Thank You to A.G. Edwards..your continued support means everything!!!
 HEAVEN’S DOGGY-DOOR                           S HELTER H UMOR
My best friend closed his eyes today,          Top 10 Dog & Cat Characteristics
As his head lay in my hand.                    1. Dogs come when you call them. Cats take a message and get back to you.
The Doctors said he was in pain,               2. Dogs look much better at the end of a leash.
And it was hard for him to stand.              3. Dogs will let you give them a bath without taking a contract on your life.
The thoughts that scurried through             4. Dogs will bark to wake you up if the house is on fire. Cats will quietly sneak out
My head, As I cradled him in my arms.          the back door.
Were of his younger puppy years,               5. Dogs will bring you your slippers. Cats might bring you a dead mouse.
And Oh...his many charms.                      6. Dogs will play Frisbee with you all afternoon. Cats will take a three-hour nap.
                                               7. Dogs will sit on the car seat next to you. Cats must have their own private box or
Today, there was no gentle nudge               they will not go at all.
With intense “I love you gaze”’                8. Dogs will greet you and lick your face when you come home from work. Cats will
Only a heart that’s filled with tears          be mad that you went to work at all.
Remembering our joy filled days.               9. Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats will smirk and walk away.
But an Angel just appeared to me,              10. Dogs will give you unconditional love forever. Cats will make you pay for every
And he said, “You should cry no more,          mistake you’ve ever made since the day you were born.
God also loves our canine friends,             Dog Rules
He’s installed a “doggy-door”!                 *The dog is not allowed in the house.
                                               *Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.
For “Sully” a “Giant Schnauzer” with a         *The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.
heart to match his breed. Who’s life was far   *The dog can get on the old furniture only.
too short here on earth...but will be          *Fine, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the
patiently waiting in Heaven.                   humans on the bed.
Good-bye “Sully”. You will be dearly           *Okay, the dog is allowed on the bed, but by invitation only.
missed.                                        *The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants….but not under the covers.
                                               *The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only.
                                               *Okay, the dog can sleep under the covers every night.
                                               *Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the dog.




     H UMANE S OCIETY OF
     N ORTHWEST I NDIANA
              6100 Melton Road
                P.O. Box 2697
         Miller Beach/Gary, IN 46403

            Phone: 219-938-3339
              Fax: 219-938-4294
      Email: millercritters@sbcglobal.net




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