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Sammie desperately needs a permanent foster home. Sammie a sweet 4 year old female tabby was recently found to have Feline Leukemia and even though she shows no signs of being ill she must be kept separate from the rest of the ICS population. Poor little Sammie is living in a 4X8 bathroom at the ICS Shelter with one small window. This is a sad life for Sammie because she has no room to run and play and no one to play with. And she gets very limited company. Won't you please consider being a foster parent for Sammie? She just needs to live in a only cat home or one with other feline leukemia cats. For more information about fostering Sammie please contact the Independent Cat Society at 219-785-4936 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sammie is hoping someone will call soon and offer her a life outside of this small bathroom.






The Independent Cat Society is raffling a Pair of Roundtrip Tickets on Southwest Airlines, a $800 value and the proceeds of this raffle go directly into our Medical/Dental Fund to help us to provide routine, as well as emergency, care for our kitties.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the ICS Shelter or by mail. To order by mail please mail your check, made payable to the ICS, to ICS - Airline Ticket Raffle, PO Box 735, Westville, IN  46391. Please be sure to include a note with the number of tickets your wish to purchase, as well as your name, phone number, email and mailing address. We will email you a confirmation of your ticket purchase and we will send you the actual ticket stubs for your reference.

Please help us to help the kitties!





On April Fool's Day this year the Independent Cat Society received a very nice surprise. Nothing like the ones we have received in the past where people drop off or dump several cats at the shelter. This year on Wednesday, April 1st, one of our volunteers looked up to see a large semi backing into the ICS parking lot. When they asked the truck driver what he had for us, he smiled and said 'four pallets of can cat food'. What wonderful news! The ICS was aware it was to be receiving a large shipment of canned food as a prize they won in a recent contest they entered held by Purine Pet Foods wherein they were asked to share videos from their YouTube Channel with our Facebook followers. This contest was to help Purina Pet Foods kick off their new and improved YouTube Channel at Friskies which has many great videos about cats, funny things, and all sorts of cute stuff. From the entrants of the contest they chose five lucky shelters who had participated to win some pet food and the Independent Cat Society was one of the very lucky ones chosen to receive 20,000 cans of Friskies cat food. Purina is  also going to divide another 20,000 cans amongst other participating shelters. However, because the ICS had been told they would receive the shipment on Thursday, April 2nd, so they had lined up a group of volunteers with vehicles and even a small forklift to help unload the cans of food on Thursday and get it properly stored. When the food was delivered a day early some of the volunteers at the ICS shelter had to scramble to try and gather enough people to get this food off the pallets and safely stored away. It was hectic but these dedicated volunteers proved up to the task. As you can see from the attached photos there was a lot of food to be moved and stored and these wonderful volunteers accomplished the task.


This truly was a wonderful April Fool's Day for the cats of the Independent Cat Society. Thanks to Purina Pet Foods our kitties will eat well for some time. Thank you Purina!







The second grade students from Yost Elementary School in Porter recently donated $650 to the Independent Cat Society which they earned by selling Crunchy Snowmen, pretzels covered with chocolate. These wonderful young people and their teachers, top row left to right, Barbara Hunt (student teacher), Amanda Scully, Heather Dunkle, Jade Navarre, along with ICS Board President, Staci Trekles holding ICS Shelter resident - Chan, ICS Volunteer, Roberta Jocius and Principal Anne Stillman are shown with this generous donation. The cat and kittens and all the volunteers of the Independent Cat Society want to sincerely thank and acknowledge this wonderful group of students and their educators for their hard work and kind generosity.