Shelter pets: Wait till you see the AFTER

The La Porte County Small Animal Shelter staff doesn’t simply take in abandoned animals. They make sure the animals are healthy and treat any issues found. And when necessary, ... Continue Reading →

8 squirming pugs, 2 great Danes, 1 dapper pin and a roomful of wagging tails

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski You never know what creatures are going to show up at the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter’s Pet Photos with Santa, but you can bet they’re ... Continue Reading →

Four-footed guests sniff new Dogbone and seem to like it

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski Recently about 50 people and their dogs (that adds up to “ruff”ly 300 legs) strolled the new 2&20 Dogbone just days before it opened to ... Continue Reading →

MEOW! means HELP! Come and adopt a cat or kitten now from LP shelter

They’re warm and well fed at the shelter. But that’s not the same as having a home — a real home. The message from the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter: “We ... Continue Reading →

Pet of the Day: He’s a bewildered Bears fan (he’s not alone) and he needs a home

You have to love this pup’s biography from the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter: “Name’s Travis, no last name, like Cher, Bono or Sting. You’ll know me ... Continue Reading →

ICS Whiskers of the Week: Diamond and Moana

WNLP and the Independent Cat Society introduce these two Whiskers of the Week, Diamond and Moana. Diamond has so much sparkle! She loves other cats and enjoys mothering the kittens ... Continue Reading →

Pets of the day: Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!

Spring and summer are that time of year at the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter when rescued kittens are plentiful. These three cuties and many more — including some juvenile ... Continue Reading →

Whiskers of the Week: Starlight and Amelia

Meet Starlight. This 2-year-old girl is petite, very gentle and slightly shy. Starlight does not interact with other kitties but keeps to herself. She will do best in a quiet environment. ... 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 →

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 →