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Mon Sep 07 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Fri Oct 02 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Sat Oct 03 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Sun Oct 04 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Trash and Treasure Sale
Mon Oct 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Oct 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Black Cat Boogie Annual Fundraising Dinner
Sat Oct 31 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Black Cat Strut 5K Walk/5Mile Run
Mon Nov 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting

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Our Fall Yard Sale is comming soon! Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th, from 9am to 3pm the ICS will host its annual Fall Yard Sale at the ICS shelter on Route 6 and County Line Road in Westville. Join us for food, fun and bargains galore! We will have homegrown catnip, catnip toys, t-shirts, home baked goods and much more for sale along with our yard sale bargains. Refreshments will be for sale while you shop provided by 3 Old Cat Ladies Cafe. And while you are there be sure to check out the many wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption. You just might find your new 'forever friend'.

Donations for the yard sale are greatly appreciated so please bring your unwanted items to the ICS shelter on Friday, October 2nd from 9am to 3pm. All donations are tax deductible. No larger furniture or clothing please.

Please help support the Independent Cat Society and all the homeless cats and kittens in our care.

Join us for the Annual Black Cat Boogie!

The coolest cats in town will be slipping into something snazzy and stepping out in style on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Celebrating 38 years as a no-kill shelter, we will be hosting our 7th annual Black Cat Boogie, our hottest ticket fundraiser of the year, at the Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN.

Only days before Halloween, guests can expect to be swept with the leaves into a whimsical world of lucky black cats and lively orange pumpkins, and things that go bump in the night.

The buffet dinner, which includes appetizers, regular and vegetarian entrees, a separate dessert table and cash bar, is being held from 5:30 to 9:30 PM and costs $35 per person.

Highlighting the evening will be door prizes, raffles for gift baskets, and our wonderful silent auction. And back by popular demand is the Black Cat Boutique that features fabulous feline gifts ranging from feathered cat toys to luxury cat beds, with special emphasis on ICS’s classic spiders, pouncers, and squares.

Tickets must be bought in advance and will be held at the door for you. They can be purchased through PayPal, by mail, or at our shelter during weekend adoption hours: Saturdays between 10 AM and 4 PM, and Sundays between 1 PM and 4 PM. 

Click here to download a ticket order form (Adobe PDF)

You may also order Black Cat Boogie Tickets via PayPal by clicking the special Buy Now button below. 

Black Cat Boogie - $35/each






Check out the many exciting events the ICS has coming up this fall. Our "Help the Kitties as your kiddies go back to school" at the ICS Shelter should be a really fun time. There will raffles, cat related items for sale, lunch and refreshments, plus you can meet all our wonderful cats and kittens.

Then there is the Chipolte Mexican Grill fundraiser, the ICS will receive 50% of your meal cost if you present one of their flyers or show it on your cell phone. 

And don't forget the Wine and Wire-Jewelry Making Classes at Anderson's Winery. Sure to be a fun time.

There are so many more events to check out. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend as many as you can. Help support the Independent Cat Society and help us to continue to care for many of the homeless cats and kittens in the area.





Our fosters are all such amazing people. They not only give their time but also their love to their 'charges' when they agree to foster for the Independent Cat Society. We thank each and every one of them.  From the ones who take in the mommas with kittens or who are about to have kittens, to the ones that take the young babies without a momma or the ones who choose to help the older kitties who can't adjust to shelter life and the ones who take our 'special needs' kitties who have health issues and need more care than we can give them at the shelter. These are all wonderful caring people without who the ICS could not function. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Just one example of our ICS fosters is the the foster dad who cared for Damien and Jimmy and their two other fostermates, Callie and Cathloua, for several years. But within the last year we were fortunate enough to find wonderful homes for all four of these kitties. But happily the foster dad is able to visit regularly with Damien and Jimmy in their new forever home with Dee Dunheim. And they seem to love having him come to visit. They have the best of both worlds. A new wonderful forever home with Dee and regular visits from their former foster dad.

Won't you consider being a foster for the Independent Cat Society. Think of the life or lives you might save by doing so. For more information on being a foster for the ICS please contact us at 219-785-4936 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Some wonderful kids stopped in at the ICS on Sunday to bring in a donation they and some of their friends had collected for the kitties at the ICS by selling lemonade at lemonade stands this summer. These wonderful kids donated over $55 to help the kitties. The ICS wants to thank Niamh Berg-O'Reilly, Aoife Berg-O'Reilly, Hannah Rigg, Hailey Rigg, Dylan Guess and Devin Bently for their hard work and their generous donation. Snowball, Aggie and Mocha wanted to thank them too!!