|Mon Jul 06 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Regular Board Meeting
|Fri Jul 17 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM|
ICS Annual Book Sale
|Sat Jul 18 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM|
ICS Annual Book Sale
|Mon Aug 03 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Regular Board Meeting
|Tue Aug 04 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM|
Finding the Power of Joy in Giving to Animals
Your generous gift can help us continue our mission. Thank you for supporting ICS!
Hello, my name is Shadows. I am a seven year old male grey and white cat who has fallen upon some bad luck in my life. I was left behind when my original owner moved to Hawaii and didn't take me with. So I was taken to the Independent Cat Society in Westville and there they discovered I was FIV positive. I have had a very hard time dealing with shelter life at the ICS and with all the cats there. I sit at the door of my room at the shelter and just cry for someone to come and get me. Shelter life has proven to be very hard on my health too, I even developed diabetes for a short time because of the stress.
I have had two wonderful foster homes only to lose both of them through no fault of mine. I miss having a home and someone to call my own. I urgently need to find a home or permanent foster homes so I don't relapse into diabetes again. I need a quiet home with adults or a retired person where I can get the love and attention I really crave. I would prefer to be the only cat in the home but would gladly share a home with one other older, quiet cat, who does not have to be FIV positive. A knowledge of giving occasional meds would be helpful because with my FIV positive status sometimes an occasional med is needed. I am healthy, sweet, affectionate and l love to show my affection by snuggling with you anywhere you want. Won't you please help me to stop crying and give me the home I really need. I promise you won't be sorry!!
Is your heart larger than your hands?
Do you feel compassion burnout and fatigue?
Whether you work with animals or even people in need, this workshop with renowned speaker Dr. Linda Harper will help give you the tools you need to work through the roller-coaster ride of emotions that we go through each day. Learn strategies that will help you through the heartbreak and frustration that can often come with helping those who need us most.
Your registration fee will include a copy of Dr. Harper's book, The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals, a worthwhile read for anyone who works with animals, children, the elderly, or any other group that often requires special care, attention, and advocacy.
Location: Purdue University North Central, Room LSF-02
Time: August 4, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we want to challenge you to look behind the fluffy cuteness of a new kitten and see the beauty that older pets have to offer! Here are our top 10 reasons to adopt a senior cat.
When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more for it.
A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so for your family.
You can teach an old cat new tricks: Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them than their youthful counterparts.
4. A senior cat may very well already know (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!
5. In particular, senior cats are often already and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
6. A senior cat , so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.
Senior cats are often in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
8. Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great .
9. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.
10. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for––so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re .
Welcome to the website of the Independent Cat Society (ICS), where have strived to help animals in need since 1977! We are happy you have found us here, and we hope you enjoy learning more about us, our shelter, our animal welfare activities, and our many exciting fundraisers happening throughout the year.
Please use the links at the left to find our more about our shelter and our work.