Humane Society Calumet Area Diamond Anniversary
75 Years Committed to a Humane Community
This year, Humane Society Calumet Area celebrates 75 years of lifesaving work and dedication to the humane treatment of animals in the Calumet region.
Events & Activities
Join us in celebrating our 75th anniversary at events held throughout the year.
Show your love for HSCA, and purchase a 75th anniversary commemorative item today!
- Purchase a HSCA South Shore poster to hang your wall at hscalumet.org/poster.asp.
- For a limited time, purchase an HSCA 75th Anniversary Collector Package and receive a 12-by-18-inch HSCA South Shore poster, a 75th anniversary t-shirt, a 75th anniversary window cling, and an HSCA collector pin 2016 for $45. Purchase now at hscalumet.org/poster.asp.
THANK YOU to our 75th anniversary sponsors!
HSCA was founded when Miss Evelyn Sweitzer held a series of meetings to organize citizens concerned about the conditions at the city pound. Through their efforts, the group eventually closed the pound and opened the Hammond Humane Society in December 1941.
Throughout the years, HSCA has strived to improve the quantity and quality of services provided to local pets and their owners, as well as native orphaned and injured wildlife:
- After decades of sheltering and promoting the humane treatment of animals, it became apparent in the late 1990s that the original building in Hammond could no longer be maintained. The shelter opened in its current location on 45th Street in Munster in August 2001.
- In 2010, HSCA benefactor Estelle Marcus donated funds to build an on-site intake center and clinic. The first neuter surgeries at the Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic are performed in 2011. Learn more about EMAC at emanimalclinic.org.
- Founded in 1997 by a group of wildlife rehabilitators and enthusiasts, Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center accepted its first injured and orphaned wildlife in 2014 after merging with HSCA earlier in the year. Learn more about MRWRC at mrwildliferehab.org.
- HSCA receives grant funding to launch the Pets for Life program and provide neuter services and vaccinations to pets in Gary, Ind. in 2015.