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Name: Flip
Breed: Domestic Shorthair mix
Sex: Male
Color: Black/White
Age: 9 years
Size: Large
ID: A22700172

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Gala

March 25 | 5-9 p.m.
Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Munster, Ind.

Join HSCA & MRW for our 14th annual gala. Enjoy music, bid on silent auction items, sample a variety of delicious wines and beer from Three Floyds Brewing, enjoy a family-style dinner, and order a cocktail from the cash bar to benefit the animals of MRW! See MRW ambassador animals, including Eastern Screech Owl, Drew Riley.




Support the animals of MRW by becoming an event sponsor. Click here to download a sponsorship packet. Contact Lisa at 219.513.8911 or for more information.


Help the animals of MRW by donating an item for the silent auction! Contact Lisa at 219.513.8911 or if you have an item you would like to donate.


Contact Lisa Carpenter at 219.513.8911 or

Open House, Supply Drive and Bird Count

April 8 | noon-3 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

MRW hosts an open house with a chance to meet wildlife and enjoy fun activities for all ages. The event features hands-on kids' activities, a bake sale, and information about wildlife species and how to help our wild neighbors. Visitors also can meet MRW's educaitonal ambassador animals. Attendees are asked to bring an item to donate from our wish list for the wildlife.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or

Woof Studios

April 8 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointment only
HSCA Adoption Center, 421 45th St., Munster, Ind.

For one day only, Woof Studios will offer sittings for pet portraits. Woof Studios uses green screen technology to offer thousands of background options. The sitting fee is $10 and photos can be purchased by the sheet or individually.
To make an appointment, please contact HSCA at 219.922.3811. For more information about Woof Studios, visit

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For more information about special events, call 219.513.8911 or email For additional information about adoption events, contact the adoption center at 219.922.3811.

HSCA Critter Camps

HSCA's Critter Camps take place at the adoption center located at 421 45th Ave, in  Munster, Ind. and run from 9 a.m. - noon for five days. The cost is $100 for the week.

The Camps are held in June, July, and August with a different theme for each week. Check out out each camp description below for details. Contact us at 219-299-8027 or with any questions.

June 26-28
Topic: Keeping our pets safe and healthy

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​Whether it's a hike in the woods or a game in our own back yard, a lot goes into making sure our pets stay happy and healthy! During this week-long camp, our campers will be introduced to different animal behaviors and training tips that will encourage a healthy relationship with our and other people's pets. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the shelter, learn from animal behaviorists, and interact with some of the animals as we explore the ins and outs of healthy and safe pet ownership.

July 24-28
Topic: Animal Careers

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Do you want to work with animals? There are so many different types of animal careers that allow people to work with and help both domesticated and wild animals. This week we will explore the different animal careers that help make HSCA a community leader in animal care. Campers will hear stories and do activities surrounding careers focused in: animal behavior, wildlife rehabilitation, kennel management, veterinary medicine, and animal control. Our campers will work in and explore the shelter during this week long camp, participating in activities and games centered around the lives of the animals that find sanctuary at HSCA until they find their forever home.

August 7-11
Topic: Animal Care 101

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One of the main goals at HSCA is to ensure that animals adopted though our shelter find and stay in their perfect, forever home. During this week’s camp, our campers will learn the ins and outs of basic animal care. Whether you have a rabbit, dog, cat, or small mammal all of our pets need and deserve the best possible care we can provide them. Through interactive games and activities, campers will learn how to care for an animal's physical and mental health.

Discover Wildlife Summer Camps

Discover Wildlife Summer Camps will be held at MRW Education Center located at 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383 and will run from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Campers are asked to bring their own lunches but we will provide a snack around 10:00 as well. The cost is $150 for the week.

The Camps are held in June, July, and August with a different theme for each week. Check out out each camp description below for details. For additional questions, please contact Nicole Harmon at or at 219.299.8027.

June 12-16
Topic: Animals in your backyard

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Animals in your back yard provides children with an introduction to species they can see in and around their homes and cities. In what ways can we as citizen scientists provide animal habitats around our own homes and neighborhoods? Campers will also learn to identify bird species visually and through calls as well as delve into the lives of mammals by learning to identify mammal prints. Through investigation, activities, and games campers will become wildlife experts and young citizen scientists.

July 10-14
Topic: Animal Habitats
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Animal habitats camp will center around different biomes and structures animals call home. Campers will be challenged to come up with and build their own animal homes through this week-long camp by learning about and studying different animal adaptations. By exploring our 28 acre grounds and putting their investigative skills to task, campers will learn all about the different biomes and homes found in Indiana.

July 31 - August 4
Topic: Feathers and Fur
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During this week long, interactive camp, campers will be introduced to some of the most fascinating and numerous animals that are found in Indiana! Through hands-on learning, activities, and games students will delve into the lives of different bird and mammal species that call Indiana home. Can your child make a nest fit for a bird? How about a den suitable for a squirrel? While examining the different adaptations that make these animals so unique we hope to garnish an appreciation and love for the numerous species that are the most recognizable or rare in Indiana.

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