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Finding the Power of Joy in Giving to Animals

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Finding the Power of Joy in Working with Animals

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Is your heart larger than your hands? 

Do you feel compassion burnout and fatigue?

Whether you work with animals or even people in need, this workshop with renowned speaker Dr. Linda Harper will help give you the tools you need to work through the roller-coaster ride of emotions that we go through each day. Learn strategies that will help you through the heartbreak and frustration that can often come with helping those who need us most. 

Your registration fee will include a copy of Dr. Harper's book, The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals, a worthwhile read for anyone who works with animals, children, the elderly, or any other group that often requires special care, attention, and advocacy.

Location: Purdue University North Central, Room LSF-02

Time: August 4, 2015, 1pm - 4pm

Topics include:

  • Balancing/Making Space/Taking Care of Yourself
  • Letting Go of the Journey of Animals/Others/What If's 
  • Setting Limits
  • Staying Connected
  • Grief 
Light refreshments will be served. Late registration after July 20 and tickets available at the door are $25. 

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt A Senior Cat

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we want to challenge you to look behind the fluffy cuteness of a new kitten and see the beauty that older pets have to offer! Here are our top 10 reasons to adopt a senior cat.




Top 10 reasons to adopt a senior cat:


1. When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.

2. A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.

3. You can teach an old cat new tricks: Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.

4. A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!

5. In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.

6. A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.

7. Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

8. Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies.

9. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.

10. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for––so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.



Welcome to the Independent Cat Society!

Welcome to the website of the Independent Cat Society (ICS), where have strived to help animals in need since 1977! We are happy you have found us here, and we hope you enjoy learning more about us, our shelter, our animal welfare activities, and our many exciting fundraisers happening throughout the year. 

Please use the links at the left to find our more about our shelter and our work.