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Thu Aug 21 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night
Sat Aug 23 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Aug 23 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Homeless Animal Day
Sat Aug 30 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Mon Sep 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Sep 06 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Sep 06 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Popcorn Festival
Sat Sep 13 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Sep 27 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market

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2014 ICS Elections

ICS Elections will be held Nov. 20 at Valparaiso Public Library, 6:00pm
Please contact the nomination committee (Cate Amador, Roberta Jocius, and Jill Wirth) through our main shelter email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE: Existing board members whose terms are up and want to serve another term in their current position or run for a different seat need to register with the nomination committee as well.
2014 Elections
The 2014 Elections are for the following positions:
* President
* Recording Secretary
* Treasurer
* 2 non-officer at-large positions
Candidate Requirements: 
Seats on the Board of Directors are open to ICS members in good standing (see our website to make sure your dues are up to date!) that may or may not already be intensely involved with daily, weekly, or monthly activities at the shelter. We need men and women that are good problem solvers and collaborators who take an interest in helping to improve shelter conditions, attend fundraisers, offer their help, and increase adoptions through innovative ideas and strategies. 
Candidates should be or become a member of ICS, have Internet access, and be willing to communicate and vote via email when necessary. 
Retirees, college students, and businesspeople are encouraged to apply and run for a position. Because ICS is a 501(c)3, any expenses incurred for service to the shelter including mileage, may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax professional regarding deductions.
Please present your qualifications and intention to run for any of the above open positions to the Nomination Committee.
The Open Meeting, where candidates will present their bios, is scheduled at Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. US 421 in Westville, IN, in room LSF-60, on Monday, the 3rd of November, at 6:00pm.
NOTE: The regular board meeting will be held first.
Elections will be held at the Valparaiso Public Library at 103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 on Thursday, the 21st of November - 6pm - 8:00pm.
Even if you are not interested in running for a board position, it will be appreciated if you attend the election to vote for your candidate of choice. 
You Must be a Member to vote or run for a Board Seat
Corporate ($1,000.00)
Platinum ($500.00)
Gold Star ($100.00)
Family ($50.00)
Individual ($25.00)
Senior ($10.00)
Student ($10.00)
Please go to the ICS website to make your purchase or renew.
You may also fill out a membership form and send it to ICS, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391, or fill it out at the shelter so an adoption counselor can write you a receipt and submit your payment.
Thank you, as always, for your support!



Back to School Special!

The ICS will be having some additional adoption hours begining in August. On August 1st, 15th and 29th we will be open for adoptions from 4pm to 7pm. We will be offering the adoption of any cat or kitten 3 years or younger for only $20 each. We have many wonderful cats and kittens to choose from please stop by and check them out.





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: 

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!