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

Shelter Policies

Our Euthanasia Policy

The Humane Society Calumet Area operates under a "no kill" philosophy. This means we never euthanize an animal to provide space for another incoming animal, nor do we euthanize based on age or breed. We do our best to place every adoptable animal that comes through our shelter. Animals suffering untreatable illnesses or that are too aggressive for adoption are euthanized for the benefit of the animal and the community. We make every effort to ensure the animals we adopt to into the community are healthy and behaviorally safe.

Because we do not euthanize for space or based on time limit, we are sometimes forced to turn animals away. We make every effort to avoid this unfortunate reality, but it is important to the health and safety of the animals in our care that we know our limits. We are always trying to find way to expand the scope of what we are able to do and how many animals we are able to help.

Behavior Program

Dogs who present behaviors such as aggression towards other dogs or resource guarding (food, toys, etc.) receive one-on-one training sessions with staff and volunteers in our behavior program. The program also includes enrichment activities for all dogs including: play groups, Kong and other toys, aromatherapy, and more.

Asilomar Accords

The Asilomar Accords is a set of Guiding Principles, standardized definitions, a table for tracking shelter populations and a formula for determining live release rates for a no-kill system. This provides a universal system for shelters operating within a no-kill philosophy.

The Asilomar Accords were created in 2004 by a group of animal welfare industry leaders from around the country to create guidelines to significantly reduce the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in the United States. They were created by representatives from organizations like the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane Association, Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, Maddie's Fund and various individual Humane Societies.

Read the Asilomar Accords (.pdf file - requires Adobe Reader)

Our Asilomar Reports


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Vegetarian Menu Policy

Humane Society Calumet Area's mission is to "lead the community in the humane treatment of animals." To fully realize our mission, HSCA will only serve vegetarian and/or vegan food options at all agency events. HSCA recognizes that food preferences are a matter of personal choice and that a person can eat meat and still love animals. However, HSCA believes that to truly be a leader in the humane treatment of animals, all HSCA events must be meat free. For events in which HSCA participates with other organizations, but is not the event host, leadership will make every effort to encourage all vegetarian or vegan food. Partnering organizations are to be informed that vegetarian options should be available and that they are preferred.


Prescription Medication Donation Policy

Humane Society Calumet Area is unable to accept any donations of prescription medication, but we are happy to accept any donations of flea and tick preventive. Federal regulations require old, expired, or leftover medications be disposed by a licensed agency. We thank you for thinking of the animals of HSCA, but legally we are unable to have, dispose, or dispense any donated prescription medications. If you have unwanted prescription medication, you should contact the doctor or veterinarian who prescribed the medication for proper disposal. For more information about medication disposal, visit the FDA’s website.


Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, email address, and mailing address.  You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

-To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
-To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company or organization for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.
-To send periodic emails
The email address you provide will be used to send you information and updates pertaining to the shelter.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
-To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information .

Do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.  This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.  We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website.   These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content or activities of these linked sites.  Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
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This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

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Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 03/26/11.


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Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding our policies you may contact us using the information below.

info@hscalumet.org
421 45th Street         
Munster, IN 46321
219-922-3811