Lakeshore Radio (89.1FM) and the HumaneSociety of Northwest Indiana have partnered to present to the public the wisdom and wit of "Ollie," a published pet advice columnist.Click on HERE to hear taped advice  interviews for dogs & cats with Ollie.
“Ollie” airs every Wednesday @ 8:44 AM (during “Morning Edition”),
during "Regionally Speaking" (in the 12:00 PM hour), and at 3:44 PM
(during “All Things Considered”). If your pet has a question for Ollie, send

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Mon./Wed. 11:00 - 3:00
Fri. 11:00 - 4:00
Sat. 11:00 - 5:00
Tues., Thurs. & Sun. Closed

Executive Director

Freida White


President - Jerry Kanies 

Vice President - Darlene Breitenstein

Treasurer - Travis Marshall

 Secretary - Lynette Dobrowolski

Viktoria Voller, Laurie Brands,            Jennifer Gerber, Karin Kirulis

Volunteers Coordinator - Mary Ann Massa

Newsletter Editor & Fundraising Projects - Tom Lounges



Now more than ever HSNI needs your support! Please help the shelter through monetary donations, food for the animals, cleaning supplies, stamps,

or any way you are able to give. We take paypal & checks. We appreciate any and all donations.




Have fun playing Bunco and supporting the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.

                   BUNCO FOR FUR BABIES 

Crown Point Moose Lodge 1200 N. Indiana Ave. Crown Point, IN

Saturday May 30th

Doors open an 4:30 Dinner @ 6pm Bunco @ 7pm

$30 Donation
3 Games of Bunco

Cash Bar-Vendors-Prizes-Baskets

All Proceeds Benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

Shelter is located at 6100 Melton Rd Gary, IN 219-938-3339

Tickets available at HSNI and Tom Lounges Record Bin



Stay tuned for new date!

Important news from the Executive Director, Freida White

With the utmost concern for the health of our employees, volunteers and our event attendees, we were faced with a very difficult decision. After much discussion and review of the risks and guidance on holding large events, we have sadly decided to postpone our annual fund raiser, Pet Rock, scheduled for March 21, 2020.

Pet Rock is our largest and most significant fundraiser of the year, making the decision to indefinitely postpone this even more difficult as we rely on those revenues to carry out our mission.

With no definite rescheduling date for Pet Rock, we ask that you consider contributing to Humane Society of Northwest Indiana so that our critical and humane work may continue uninterrupted.

Contributions may be made through PayPal or by check to Humane Society of Northwest Indiana 6100 Melton Rd, Gary, IN 46403.

We hope that we are able to reschedule this fun and entertaining event in the near future and that you are able to join us then. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and wash your hands!


Freida White, Executive Director

 Kenny James MOH

                                                                  We Are We:

Together, We Can "Flatten the Curve"
As the spread of COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels, we have been thinking of one of our core values at Benevity: “We Are We, Not Just Me.” This value is about humility and solving for others’ needs, not just one’s own. It’s about taking responsibility for problems, sharing in success, and recognizing that together, we are better. And we’ve realized that there’s an opportunity for us to use this value to impact not just the culture at Benevity, but the world, and to contribute to “flattening the curve.”

COVID-19 has undoubtedly created a challenging and uncertain time for your organization as you begin to understand the impact to upcoming programming and funding. Supporting causes and the social issues facing our broader community is core to Benevity — in fact, they are our reason for being — so we’re reaching out to provide details on actions we think might assist in maintaining support for your organization during this unprecedented event.?

Just Announced:
Benevity’s $300,000 Donation Match Campaign

As a company who strives to “walk the talk,” Benevity just launched a public 1:1 matching campaign (up to $300,000) for donations made to your organization through our “We Are We” Giving Portal. This is our way of supporting your cause, increasing your (and your supporters’) impact, and hopefully stemming the spread of the virus that is affecting the world on a scale bigger than we could have imagined.

Share this message through your channels and encourage your supporters to donate to your organization (and let them know their donations will be doubled!)

Need Volunteers?
Let Us Tell Our Corporate Community About Your Needs

As many people across the globe are being asked (or told) to stay home, cancel events, and limit their social contact, this will undoubtedly have an impact on your organization, specifically your volunteering efforts. We have heard from a number of our corporate clients and they are keen to continue supporting you, but are seeking virtual or remote volunteering opportunities for their people, allowing them to keep everyone safe while giving their time and talents in support of your cause.

If you have virtual and remote opportunities for volunteers, we encourage you to log into the Benevity Causes Portal and publish them right away. Make sure to add "#remote" to the volunteer opportunity title and description so it can be easily found by our corporate clients.

If you are unsure of how to create a volunteer opportunity, check out our FAQ. We will be promoting these opportunities to our clients in the coming days.

Avoid Funding Disruptions:
Receive Your Funds Electronically ?

90% of the funds we distribute every month are sent electronically to organizations like yours. This has brought unprecedented savings in manual work, lost and stale-dated checks and predictability in payments for our almost 2 million global causes.

In the event of banking, postal, or other disruptions, we’re encouraging all of you to sign up and receive disbursements by electronic transfer (EFT/ACH). This will ensure that we can get you the funds your organization needs in a fast, secure, and reliable way during this crisis.?

We will continue to process regular monthly disbursements, ensuring essential donations and grants are still being delivered to your organization.
In the days, weeks, and maybe months ahead, as we focus on keeping ourselves and families safe, we remain dedicated to supporting you and your communities to help those that are most vulnerable.

From all of us at Benevity, thank you for the critical work that you continue to do. Our passionate community is deeply committed to you as we pull together to become a mighty force for collective impact.