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Upcoming Events

Fri Jul 18 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS Book Sale
Sat Jul 19 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Jul 19 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS Book Sale
Sat Jul 26 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Aug 02 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Aug 02 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Purrfectly Pampered Day
Mon Aug 04 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Aug 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Thu Aug 14 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Culver's Fundraiser Day
Sat Aug 16 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming ICS events. We will be at Our Purrfectly Pampered Day in Chesterton on August 2nd, Family Day at Culver's in Valparaiso on August 14th, Spirit Night at Chick fil A in Merrillville on August 21st and at the Homeless Animal Day at Festival Park in Hobart on August 23rd. Hope to see you at one or all of these events. Please join us and help support the ICS.




ICS is on the air!

Watch ICS as special guests on the IMI Tri-State Alliance weekly broadcast, shown on Comcast Channel 99 Sundays at 7pm and Thursdays at 4pm. ICS has been fortunate to be able to join the trustees and chairs of the IMI Tri-State Alliance twice now, and we look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with this wonderful local organization!

View the show from July 12, 2014:

View the show from May 24, 2014: 

Annual ICS Used Book Sale


We are hosting our annual Used Book Sale at the Chesterton American Legion Hall, 798 Wabash in Chesterton on July 18th 9am-6pm and July 19th 9am-3pm. All books are $1 or less. We will also have for sale used cd's, tapes, dvds, and posters. There will also be many cat related items for sale as well as Cool Cat Cafe's gourmet coffee and delicious homemade goods. We will have many raffles and also the raffle of the beautiful Black and White Basket from our Black and White reception has been extended through the Book Sale. All raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

There will be music by Kimmy Ebert as well as signing of her new cd "Nostalgia". Meg Damakis, author of many childrens' books will have a book signing on both days from 11-12. Her childrens books will be available for $7 each or 3 for $20, with some of the proceeds going to the ICS.

There will be 'guest' appearances by several of our beautiful ICS cats and kittens.

Please stop by and check us out. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society.

We will have 'special' adoption hours on Friday, July 18th 1pm-4pm. So after you have browsed our book sale, stop by our shelter located on Rte 6 and County Line Road in Westville and meet our 'kindles' of kittens and 'nooks' full of cats and hopefully you will make one or two your very own 'furrever' friends.

Donations of used books, cds, dvds, tapes and posters are needed and can be made at the American Legion Hall in Chesterton on July 17th from 10am-4pm. Or for other arrangements contact the ICS (219) 785-4936 or visit us on Facebook or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Summer 2014 Mewsletter

Coming soon in print, please enjoy our latest ICS Mewsletter, full of helpful information and featuring our big upcoming Annual Book Sale, a favorite event each year. This year, be sure to come out to the Chesterton American Legion Hall (798 Wabash) on July 17, 18, and 19 to donate your gently used books and electronics, and find some new treasures to take home with you!


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Meet Dezi

DeziGet ready for the next special needs ICS foster kitty to make some waves! This is Dezi. He ran into some bad luck and while outside on an adventure he got his left front leg REALLY hurt. So hurt that it got infected VERY badly and had to be amputated!

He was passed from shelter to shelter since around Christmas and is now in a foster home as an ICS kitty. He's having some behavior issues with nipping and biting, and many foster homes could not handle him. But so far, with one of our trained, loving foster families, he's been an absolute doll. His foster mom thinks he may be biting because he's confused and needs some love and time, and he's on medications to help him calm down.

Dezi will be going to the vet, of course, and will also be resting at his foster mom's house and getting some calm TLC. He's about 1-2 years old. He wants you to know that he wants a forever home and that he'd also like you to donate to ICS! Help support Dezi's road to wellness by using our Paypal or Razoo links on this page - you'll be able to feel good knowing that you are helping a good boy learn how to love and trust people once again!