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Fri Oct 02 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Sat Oct 03 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Sun Oct 04 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Mon Oct 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Oct 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Black Cat Boogie Annual Fundraising Dinner
Sat Oct 31 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Black Cat Strut 5K Walk/5Mile Run
Mon Nov 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting

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Independent Cat Society



Join us for the Annual Black Cat Boogie!

The coolest cats in town will be stepping out in style on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Celebrating 38 years as a no-kill shelter, we will be hosting our 7th annual Black Cat Boogie, our hottest ticket fundraiser of the year, at the Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN.

Only days before Halloween, guests can expect to be swept with the leaves into a whimsical world of lucky black cats and lively orange pumpkins, and things that go bump in the night.

The buffet dinner, which includes appetizers, regular and vegetarian entrees, a separate dessert table and cash bar, is being held from 5:30 to 9:30 PM and costs $35 per person.

Highlighting the evening will be door prizes, raffles for gift baskets, and our wonderful silent auction. And back by popular demand is the Black Cat Boutique that features fabulous feline gifts ranging from feathered cat toys to luxury cat beds, with special emphasis on ICS’s classic spiders, pouncers, and squares.

Tickets must be bought in advance and will be held at the door for you. They can be purchased through PayPal, by mail, or at our shelter during weekend adoption hours: Saturdays between 10 AM and 4 PM, and Sundays between 1 PM and 4 PM. 

Click here to download a ticket order form (Adobe PDF)

You may also order Black Cat Boogie Tickets via PayPal by clicking the special Buy Now button below. 

Black Cat Boogie - $35/each







Our fosters are all such amazing people. They not only give their time but also their love to their 'charges' when they agree to foster for the Independent Cat Society. We thank each and every one of them.  From the ones who take in the mommas with kittens or who are about to have kittens, to the ones that take the young babies without a momma or the ones who choose to help the older kitties who can't adjust to shelter life and the ones who take our 'special needs' kitties who have health issues and need more care than we can give them at the shelter. These are all wonderful caring people without who the ICS could not function. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Just one example of our ICS fosters is the the foster dad who cared for Damien and Jimmy and their two other fostermates, Callie and Cathloua, for several years. But within the last year we were fortunate enough to find wonderful homes for all four of these kitties. But happily the foster dad is able to visit regularly with Damien and Jimmy in their new forever home with Dee Dunheim. And they seem to love having him come to visit. They have the best of both worlds. A new wonderful forever home with Dee and regular visits from their former foster dad.

Won't you consider being a foster for the Independent Cat Society. Think of the life or lives you might save by doing so. For more information on being a foster for the ICS please contact us at 219-785-4936 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Some wonderful kids stopped in at the ICS on Sunday to bring in a donation they and some of their friends had collected for the kitties at the ICS by selling lemonade at lemonade stands this summer. These wonderful kids donated over $55 to help the kitties. The ICS wants to thank Niamh Berg-O'Reilly, Aoife Berg-O'Reilly, Hannah Rigg, Hailey Rigg, Dylan Guess and Devin Bently for their hard work and their generous donation. Snowball, Aggie and Mocha wanted to thank them too!!


Fall Events at ICS


Join us for some of these great upcoming events during late summer and fall! We hope to see you there!

August 15 - Pet Fest, 9am - 11:30am at Luhr Park in LaPorte

September 12 - Popcorn Fest! Visit our Booth in Downtown Valparaiso oon September 12!

October 3-4 (donations on October 2) - ICS Fall Yard Sale! Bring your treasures and shop for new ones, with food and fun all along the way!

October 17 - Black Cat Boogie Annual Fundraising Dinner, Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet, Valparaiso, IN: Join us for great food, entertainment, friends, raffles and silent auctions, all to support our ICS kitties! Tickets are $35/person

October 31 - Black Cat Strut 5K Non-Competitive Walk and 5 Mile "Trail Run for Buddy," Sunset Hill County Park, Valparaiso, IN: Two wonderful racing events to celebrate ICS and Halloween! The 5-Mile Trail Run is dedicated to Buddy, a former ICS cat who recently passed. Don't be square - be there, and support our kitties! Races begin at 11:00am and special vendors will be on hand with toys, food, snacks, and more. REGISTER NOW!