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Humane Society-Calumet Area Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To lead the community in the humane treatment of animals.

Programs: The organization also supports the reduction of unwanted animals by promoting the spay/neuter program. The organization provides community services such as visiting area nursing homes, education in the school system, and speaking engagements. The organization does receive some revenue from the sale of pets and pet supplies.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kristen82

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been volunteers at the Humane Society for almost 8 years and during that time have truly come to appreciate what an incredible place it is. Medical care, enrichment, and assistance to dogs who are truly in need, even dogs pulled from other area shelters. We are so fortunate to have a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who are incredibly caring and continuously go above and beyond for the animals. I am humbled to be a small part of this organization.

Jessa P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love HSCA! We adopted our first pup from there a few months ago and the process was simple. They do such an amazing job keeping us updated and engaging us to post pics of our alumni pup on their Facebook page. This organization is filled with great people doing great things to change the lives of innocent animals during their time of need!

Paula96

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Chica a little over a year ago, 6 months after losing my 16 year old mini doxie. The staff and volunteers were wonderful and professional. It took me a few visits to decide to adopt Chica, since she was quite opinionated, but with the support of staff and volunteers, we got her home and she became much more friendly and affectionate. I have become friends with some of the volunteers (in person and on Facebook!) and they are still providing assistance and support. This is a great organization which does wonderful work, and deserves our support.

Roberta S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering at HSCA for 10 years. As I have visited other shelters I have come to realize that we are lucky in that we have far more resources than a lot of facilities and I think that is a benefit for the animals. The staff at the shelter is like a family to me and I know how difficult their jobs truly are. They are passionate about what they do and it shows. The animals are treated with love and kindness, they are like our babies and sometimes it is hard to let them be adopted. I have seen this organization grow over the years and look forward to many more years of helping in their mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog Mavis (formerly known as Virginia) from HSCA last December, shortly after losing my dog of 15 years. The staff was really understanding and helpful when I came in at first, missing my girl and just wanting to be around dogs for a little while. They let me take my time in the bonding rooms with several dogs, even before I was actually ready to adopt. They do great work for the animals and have really fun, creative fundraising events. I am planning to adopt a second dog from them soon!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Humane Society Calumet Area for the past six plus years, I have spent literally thousands of happy hours there. If you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals, HSCA will give you ample opportunity to do so.

Tim_91

Donor

Rating: 5

The Humane Society does a wonderful job of placing homeless pets in their forever homes and caring for all animals in general.

Heather284

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Humane Society Calumet Area is by far one of the best shelters around! First and foremost it is a no kill shelter which is the only way shelters should be in my opinion, the staff goes above and beyond in everything they do!! I have been a volunteer with the HSCA for a few years and I love everything they stand for & do what I can to help out w/ anything that will benefit this amazing shelter!!! I'm also a monthly cage sponsor (1 dog/1 cat) I even shop amazon smile when buying from Amazon so the proceeds benefit this shelter!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE Humane Society Calumet Area. I walk dogs, foster kittens, help with adoptions at the adoption center and help with events outside the shelter. The staff and volunteers are like family to me. We all share in the love of all the pets that walk through the doors of the shelter and we share in the shedding of joyful tears and happiness when our pets find their forever families and walk out of the shelter doors. All staff and volunteers love the HSCA pets unconditionally and they are treated with love and respect while they wait for their forever families to take them home. HSCA is a great resource in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding communities.

Julia75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with, adopted from, and worked alongside this organization for years. By far some of the most wonderful, caring people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. The facility is clean, bright, and well-maintained, and the resident adoptables are well-cared for and socialized as they wait for their forever homes. We love the HSCA!

Bob_113

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted the world's two greatest cats from HSCA 14 years ago and again 9 years ago. To pay them back I started volunteering there this past Summer. They are truly wonderful people who do great work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 4 dogs from HSCA, Frootloop, Mandy, Missy (RIP) & Floyd, and I couldn't be happier. The folks at the Society do their best to make sure that each one fits in with my "pack," as adopting a dog is a lifelong commitment. I love each and everyone of them.

Kathy278

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with this shelter since 1981 when I adopted my first dog. Now retired and volunteering there, I see the inner workings of the organization and I wouldn't be anywhere else. Even though there are dozens of animals there, each is treat as an individual that gets lots of love, enrichment, and care. Good job, HSCA!

Donor

Rating: 5

These people are amazing!!!!! I adopted all of my pets through them over the last 20 plus years. They do amazing work and make sure all the animals are placed in good loving homes. I am a supporter of them and the work they perform. These are the 2 most recent additions to my family that were adopted over 4 years ago. Thank you for being there for these and all the fur babies!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Adopted all of my fur-babies from them. I first adopted Nikki who was Shepard mix. I adopted her at the age of 9 months when they were located in Hammond, IN. I lost her due to cancer at the age of 17. She was my best friend. I then adopted a cat who is also the love of my life then I adopted a Collie mix. These 2 I adopted 3 years ago and they are best of friends. This place cares, truly cares! They make sure all animals go into loving homes and are going to be well taken care of for the rest of there life. I will always donate and adopt from them!

Former staff

Rating: 5

Humane Society Calumet Area is a wonderful shelter. They have an amazing no kill rehabilitation policy. The shelter is doing INCREDIBLE things for pets in lower income communities. This is a wonderful group of people working extremely hard to proactively save the lives of homeless pets.

Client Served

Rating: 4

They are Amazing and advocate for homeless pets! They are always active in the community, setting up charity events to help each and every animal that come in their doors! Their staff is always friendly and willing to answer questions!

Ashley140

Donor

Rating: 5

I follow them on Facebook and love all they do for the animals!!!

Sarah273

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our black lab, cocker spaniel mix Aztec from HSCA in 2006. He is now 10 or 11 and most definitely is my best friend. I'm grateful to the organization for caring so much about animals in need. I've been to multiple events/fundraisers they've hosted and am always impressed. I love stopping in to chat with the friendly volunteers and staff, and to hear about new, happy adoption stories. Thank you for everything you do, HSCA!

Brenda89

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful dog at one of the Humane Societies "clear the Shelter " events and he is the most wonderful dog ever. Everyone at the Humane Society were very nice and extremely helpful and I love that it is a "No Kill" facility. Please go there to get your next pet. Too many animals available for adoption.

Mary383

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat 12 years ago and he was the best buddy I could ever have asked for. I recently had to say goodbye to him due to cancer. I would go back to HSCA in a heartbeat to adopt! Great place! Thank you!