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Name: Tulip
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Female
Color: Grey Tiger
Age: 3 years
Size: Medium
ID: A11832108

ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge

Community Support Needed to Find Homes for Animals and Save More Lives


Can't adopt? Please consider donating toward an animal's adoption fee.

HSCA is one of 50 shelters nationwide competing in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge. Our shelter could win a piece of the $600,000 in grant funding, but we win regardless by working with the community to save more lives.

Our goal is to adopt 675 animals to loving homes during the challenge. We can only do this with your support! Join us this June, July, and August to support our efforts to save more lives. We have adoption specials and events happening almost every weekend.

Our three main categories of events are Offsite Adoption Events (our animals available for adoption in other locations), Save Me Saturdays (adoption fee waived* for specific groups), and Empty the Shelter Weekends (adoption fee waived* for anyone on any animal). See our list of events below for dates and times.

Our challenge theme is "Rescue Me." Supporters like you save thousands of animals every year and we would like to honor others who make our communities better. See Save Me Saturday specials listed below for which groups are honored on what days.

Schedule of Events:

July 2014

July 5: Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for Active Military / Veterans
July 6:
Offsite Adoption Event - Alsip Home & Nursery, St. John, IN (noon - 4pm)
July 12:
Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for Firefighters
July 12: Dog & Cat CPR and First Aid Class at PAWS Resale Shoppe - (2pm - 5pm) Flyer
July 12: Offsite Adoption Event - Home Depot Fun Fair, Schererville, IN (9am - noon)
July 12-13:
Offsite Adoption Event - PetSmart, Schererville, IN (noon - 4pm)
July 19 - 20:
Empty the Shelter Weekend adoption fee waived*
July 19 - 20: Offsite Adoption Event - 36-Hour Adopt-a-thon, PetSmart, Orland Hills, IL (8am Sat - 8pm Sun)
July 20:
Offsite Adoption Event - Christenson Chevrolet, Highland, IN (11am - 3pm)
July 26:
Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for Scout Troop Members / Leaders
July 26:
Offsite Adoption Event - BMO Harris Bank, Dyer, IN (9am - noon)

August 2014

August 2:
Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for EMTS / Lifeguards
August 2: Red Cross Blood Drive at the shelter - (8am to 1pm) Register >
August 3:
Offsite Adoption Event - Alsip Home & Nursery, St. John, IN (noon - 4pm)
August 8 - 10: Empty the Shelter Weekend  - adoption fee waived* (11am - 7pm)
August 9: Offsite Adoption Event - Hungry Hound, St. John, IN (10am - 2pm)
August 10:
Offsite Adoption Event - Langel's Pizza, Highland, IN (noon - 4pm)
August 13: Gary Southshore Railcats Bark in the Park (5pm)
August 16:
Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for Teachers / Coaches
August 17: Offsite Adoption Event - "Pooch"apalooza Dog Fair, Munster, IN (9am - 4pm)
August 23:
Save Me Saturday adoption fee waived* for Community Volunteers (for any group)
August 23:
Offsite Adoption Event - Walgreens, Joliet St, Dyer, IN (10am - 2pm)
August 29 - 31:
Empty the Shelter Weekend adoption fee waived*
(11am - 7pm)

*Puppies and some kittens are excluded. Other restrictions and fees may apply. Qualifying application required. For additional information about adopting, contact HSCA at 219.922.3811.


Coloring Contest

Grand Prize Winner : Avery, grade 4, Solon Robinson Elementary School (Crown Point)
Kindergarden Winner: Aimee, Protsman Elementary School (Dyer)
First Grade Winner: Nicholas, Solon Robinson Elementary School (Crown Point)
Second Grade Winner: Jacobe, Protsman Elementary School (Dyer)
Third Grade Winner: Cindi, Hosford Park Elementary School (Gary)
Fourth Grade Winner: Mea, Protsman Elementary School (Dyer)
Fifth Grade Winner: Shyanne, Hosford Park Elementary School (Gary)
School with the most Entries: Nathan Hale Elementary School (Chicago) with 216 entries.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Entries were received from the following schools: Peifer Elementary; Solon Robinson Elementary; Hosford Park Elementary; Ridgeview Elementary; St. John the Evangelist: Protsman Elementary; Nathan Hale Elementary; Lake Street Elementary; Southridge Elementary; Lincoln Elementary; Watson Elementary; Harrison Elementary; and Winfield Elementary.

Details: A winner from each grade received an HSCA t-shirt. One grand prize winner will have their artwork printed on the cover of HSCA's Speak Newsletter. The school with the most entries will receive a signed copy of the book Shelter Us: The Tails of Max and Miles written by HSCA volunteer and retired teacher Randall Starewicz for their library.


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