Category Archives: Animals

4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

If your family is looking for some extra fun and love, then a pet may be just the route to take. Now, this isn’t something you should take lightly or decide on a whim, but dogs are known to provide extra reasons to enjoy life. The rewards for adopting a pup far outweighs most concerns…

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Indiana County Fairs To Open With Restrictions

Breaking News: Porter County Fair Cancelled For ticket refunds, click here. Breaking News: LaPorte County Fair Cancelled Purdue Extension announced on Friday (May 15) that county 4-H fairs can occur after the Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30.  Local 4-H fair boards, 4-H councils and county extension educators may continue planning for…

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Festival of the Owls Annual Event

     Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at their Annual Festival of Owls event at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about these majestic creatures during the many presentations from…

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 Spooktacular for Humane Society,

    6-11pm,  Costume contest, food, raffle, and band, $25, 143 S Hobart Rd, Hobart www.hshobart.org 942-0103. Friday, October 19th, 2019 from 6 – 10pm.  

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Owl Public Art Project

  Humane Indiana Owl Public Art Project unveiled of the majestic bird sculpture Porter County at its Wildlife Center. Again, it was displayed at the Munster Animal Shelter in Lake County.      The unveiling revealed the prototype of the four-foot, 50 lb., fiberglass owl sculpture.      The project’s goal is to bring awareness of Humane…

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Local Worker to have a “Squirrely” Christmas

by Gayle Kosalko   This may seem to be a squirrely little story….and it is, but it’s a sweet one too.     Back in September a work crew set out to cut down a tree in the Historical Society’s yard.  And while they were working, they noticed a baby squirrel watching them.  There had been…

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Hall out the Holly, but Don’t Eat it

Holiday plants and greenery are cherished traditions. But under that pretty, green demeanor may be some toxins that are harmful to certain members of your family, including dogs and cats. Purdue Extension Porter County wants you and your family to be aware of some of the issues surrounding these holiday decorations.  Holly  All parts of…

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White Pelican & Great Egret Spotted at Wolf Lake

by Carolyn A. Marsh        Rick Catania took the beautiful photograph of an American White Pelican with a Great Egret on October 11, 2018 seen here at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.  Another pelican joined it, but I saw only one on October 25.      There was a lot of drama at Forsythe Park in October. Many…

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New Observation Deck at Sunset Hill Park

A new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is ready for visitors. Located on the northeast side of the pond, the viewing platform provides access for birdwatching and observing wetland wildlife. It will also serve as a place to provide educational programming about wetland plants and animals, which has become a popular…

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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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