We’re under an Excessive Heat Warning through Saturday; here are cooling stations, precautions and more

Wasn’t it just the other day that we were pining for warmer weather? Mother Nature strikes again with a wry sense of humor as she sends temperatures and humidity soaring through ... Continue Reading →

ICS Whiskers of the Week: Figaro and Pyewacket

Figaro is aptly named because he is a chatty boy who loves attention. He also loves being held! He is just over a year old and is certain to put on a great performance. No tickets ... Continue Reading →

Pet of the Day: It’s time for Flurry to get some love

Straight from the kitty’s mouth: “Hi everyone! My name is Flurry. I was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. My little body is scarred from one side to the other. ... Continue Reading →

Julie West-Schroeder receives state award for her Play for Jake work

State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented the Circle of Corydon award to LaPorte’s Julie West-Schroeder for her advocacy work with the Play for Jake Foundation. The ... Continue Reading →

Come on: handsome and kind Chopper has been at the shelter for 3-plus months

The LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter has a special message to share: “This sweet guy has been here at the shelter for 103 days. We pride ourselves here at the shelter on the care ... Continue Reading →

Shelter’s Animal Care Camp featured a baa baa here and a woof woof there, and a whole lot in between

Photos by shelter staff and Bob Wellinski (first 3 by Bob) How do you milk a goat? How do you rescue a rat? An eager passel of 75 kids know the answers to these questions and more after ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte County group seeks input on local child care needs

The LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) Workforce Task Force is seeking public input on child care needs and gaps in LaPorte and its surrounding communities. The task force ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Rain slows completion of Fort La Play Porte; sign up for added evening sessions June 17-20

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski UPDATE JUNE 15-16 FROM LAPORTE PARK DEPARTMENT: “It has been an amazing week for our community at the Fort La Play Porte build, but also one with ... Continue Reading →

Time to celebrate summer with your pets at New Prairie Clinic Open House June 22

New Prairie Small Animal Clinic will host its Summer Kick-Off Open House on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m. CDT at the clinic, 5424 E. U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie. Fun for the ... Continue Reading →

LP County shelter is being taken over by cats (and several dogs); how about helping them out with an adoption?

A message from the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter:   “We have so many nice dogs currently, and many have adoption fees sponsored! Also we are busting at the seams, as ... Continue Reading →