Category Archives: Animals

Festival of the Owls

     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 our 2nd Annual Festival of Owls event on October 26th from 9am to 5pm at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about…

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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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Paws in the Park

     Humane Indiana’s 27th annual “Paws in the Park“ event is set for Saturday, September 28th. 2019 at Community Park in Munster.    This Fair Features:   • One Mile Walk • Vendor Fair • Food and Music • Games and Prizes • Pet Activities • Health & Fitness Attractions • Entertainment • Pet Adoptions.  …

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Super Shrine Circus Comes To LaPorte

The all-new Carden International Circus is coming to town! Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is…

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