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Mon Nov 03 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Nov 08 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
All Breed Pet Bazaar
Sun Nov 09 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
All Breed Pet Bazaar
Thu Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
ICS Board Elections
Sat Nov 22 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Holidaze Sell-a-Bration Arts and Crafts Show
Sun Nov 23 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Holidaze Sell-a-Bration Arts and Crafts Show
Fri Nov 28 @ 3:00PM - 09:00PM
Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble
Mon Dec 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Dec 13 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Holiday Open House
Sun Dec 14 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Holiday Open House

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The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House at the ICS Shelter located on Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville on Saturday, December 13th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, December 14th, from 1pm to 4pm. We will have home grown catnip, cat nip toys and many other cat related items for sale as well as gift for others on your Christmas list. There will also be raffles and we will have home baked goodies for sale. While you are shopping, enjoy some refreshments and be sure to ask about our December Adoption promotion. We have many beautiful cats and kittens who would love to have a home and family of their very own for the holidays. So be sure to check them out while you are there. For more information contact the ICS at 219-785-4936. All proceeds from this event benefit the Independent Cat Society, so please help us to continue to care and feed the many homeless cats and kittens in the area.




The Independent Cat Society is issuing an urgent plea on behalf of a pair of beautiful, bonded cats in immediate need of a forever home.

Sadly, their guardian, who lovingly fostered them for the... last few years, is ill and can no longer personally take care of them.

Originally part of two bonded pairs, Callie and Cathoula have just seen the other pair, Damien and Jimmy, adopted, and are more eager than ever to find a loving home of their own.

Both are between 6 and 7 years old, and Callie, the female, has been spayed, while Cathoula, the male, has been neutered.

As indoor cats only, they are affectionate and playful, well behaved and fully litter box trained. Cathoula is a little shyer and needs a little extra patience and love to get adjusted but both would make a wonderful addition to your home and family.

ICS will accept the pair back at their shelter, but because the both have known the love and privacy of a home for so long, they are hoping that one home in the community will adopt these two, and love and safeguard them always.

For more information or to make arrangements to meet this wonderful pair please contact Sue Ogg at – (219) 733-9512 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Founded in 1977, the Independent Cat Society (ICS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill feline shelter located in Westville and serves all of Northwest Indiana. Their mission is to rescue, shelter, and find adoptive homes for the community’s homeless cats, and to promote the responsible spaying and neutering of cats everywhere.

Run exclusively by unpaid volunteers, ICS is funded almost entirely through membership and adoption fees, private tax-deductible contributions and fundraising events.
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Please help us to help our kitties to have a Happy Thanksgiving. Due to the increased number of homeless cats and kittens we are having a hard time keeping their bowls filled.


We need the following food:


Friskies (pate flavors preferably)

Fancy Feast (Classic flavors)

9 Lives


Special Kitty (Walmart brand)


Science Diet dry food


Friskies Party Mix

Temptations (crunchy flavors)

* We also need paper plates to feed the kitties on.

You can bring your donation to the shelter or you can purchase on and have it delivered directly to our door.



(They would also love a home and family of their own to celebrate the upcoming holidays with!)

Any questions regarding donations please contact the ICS at 219-785-4936 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Come out to the ICS and check out our November adoption special. You can adopt any cat or kitten 1 year or older for only $25 each. And any kitten under 1 year is only $50 each. This fee includes spay or neuter, current vaccinations, flea treatment, nail trim, microchip and a free initial vet visit with one of our participating vets within 2 weeks of the adoption. We have many wonderful cats available that would love to have a home and family of their own to spend the upcoming holidays with. So wont you stop out and visit us during our adoption hours of Saturdays 10am - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm.

2014 ICS Elections

ICS Elections will be held Nov. 20 at Valparaiso Public Library, 6:00pm
Please contact the nomination committee (Cate Amador, Roberta Jocius, and Jill Wirth) through our main shelter email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE: Existing board members whose terms are up and want to serve another term in their current position or run for a different seat need to register with the nomination committee as well.
2014 Elections
The 2014 Elections are for the following positions:
* President
* Recording Secretary
* Treasurer
* 2 non-officer at-large positions
Candidate Requirements: 
Seats on the Board of Directors are open to ICS members in good standing (see our website to make sure your dues are up to date!) that may or may not already be intensely involved with daily, weekly, or monthly activities at the shelter. We need men and women that are good problem solvers and collaborators who take an interest in helping to improve shelter conditions, attend fundraisers, offer their help, and increase adoptions through innovative ideas and strategies. 
Candidates should be or become a member of ICS, have Internet access, and be willing to communicate and vote via email when necessary. 
Please refer to our Board of Directors page to learn more about the roles and expectations for each board position.
Retirees, college students, and businesspeople are encouraged to apply and run for a position. Because ICS is a 501(c)3, any expenses incurred for service to the shelter including mileage, may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax professional regarding deductions.
Please present your qualifications and intention to run for any of the above open positions to the Nomination Committee.
The Open Meeting, where candidates will present their bios, is scheduled at Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. US 421 in Westville, IN, in room LSF-60, on Monday, the 3rd of November, at 6:00pm.
NOTE: The regular board meeting will be held first.
Elections will be held at the Valparaiso Public Library at 103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 on Thursday, the 21st of November - 6pm - 8:00pm.
Even if you are not interested in running for a board position, it will be appreciated if you attend the election to vote for your candidate of choice. 
You Must be a Member to vote or run for a Board Seat
Corporate ($1,000.00)
Platinum ($500.00)
Gold Star ($100.00)
Family ($50.00)
Individual ($25.00)
Senior ($10.00)
Student ($10.00)
Please go to the ICS website to make your purchase or renew.
You may also fill out a membership form and send it to ICS, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391, or fill it out at the shelter so an adoption counselor can write you a receipt and submit your payment.
Thank you, as always, for your support!