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Sat Oct 04 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Oct 04 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Aunt Kitty's Trash and Treasure Yard Sale
Sun Oct 05 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Aunt Kitty's Trash and Treasure Yard Sale
Mon Oct 06 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Sat Oct 11 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Oct 18 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Oct 25 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Valparaiso Farmer's Market
Sat Oct 25 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
Black Cat Boogie
Mon Nov 03 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
Thu Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
ICS Board Elections

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The coolest cats in town will be slipping into something snazzy and stepping out in style on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Celebrating 37 years as a no-kill shelter, we will be hosting our 6th 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 a silent auction. A peek at some of the most highly-prized items on the auction block: Disney Theme Park passes for two, an autographed copy of noted cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy’s book, and an automatic litter box. 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 or at our shelter during weekend adoption hours: Saturdays between 10 AM and 4 PM, and Sundays between 1 PM and 4 PM. Deadline for ticket reservations is Monday, October 20.

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. 




Order Your Black Cat Boogie Tickets Today!

BBB colorlogoOrder your tickets early to reserve your seat for the 2014 Black Cat Boogie, Saturday October 25 from 5:30-9:30pm. Join us at the Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383 for food, drinks, raffles, silent auction, door prizes, and much more! We look forward to seeing you and thank you for all of your support of our beautiful cats and kittens. They appreciate your help!

Tickets are $35 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Your tickets will be held at the door for you when you arrive.

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. 

2014 ICS Elections

ICS Elections will be held Nov. 20 at Valparaiso Public Library, 6:00pm
Please contact the nomination committee (Cate Amador, Roberta Jocius, and Jill Wirth) through our main shelter email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE: Existing board members whose terms are up and want to serve another term in their current position or run for a different seat need to register with the nomination committee as well.
2014 Elections
The 2014 Elections are for the following positions:
* President
* Recording Secretary
* Treasurer
* 2 non-officer at-large positions
Candidate Requirements: 
Seats on the Board of Directors are open to ICS members in good standing (see our website to make sure your dues are up to date!) that may or may not already be intensely involved with daily, weekly, or monthly activities at the shelter. We need men and women that are good problem solvers and collaborators who take an interest in helping to improve shelter conditions, attend fundraisers, offer their help, and increase adoptions through innovative ideas and strategies. 
Candidates should be or become a member of ICS, have Internet access, and be willing to communicate and vote via email when necessary. 
Please refer to our Board of Directors page to learn more about the roles and expectations for each board position.
Retirees, college students, and businesspeople are encouraged to apply and run for a position. Because ICS is a 501(c)3, any expenses incurred for service to the shelter including mileage, may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax professional regarding deductions.
Please present your qualifications and intention to run for any of the above open positions to the Nomination Committee.
The Open Meeting, where candidates will present their bios, is scheduled at Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. US 421 in Westville, IN, in room LSF-60, on Monday, the 3rd of November, at 6:00pm.
NOTE: The regular board meeting will be held first.
Elections will be held at the Valparaiso Public Library at 103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 on Thursday, the 21st of November - 6pm - 8:00pm.
Even if you are not interested in running for a board position, it will be appreciated if you attend the election to vote for your candidate of choice. 
You Must be a Member to vote or run for a Board Seat
Corporate ($1,000.00)
Platinum ($500.00)
Gold Star ($100.00)
Family ($50.00)
Individual ($25.00)
Senior ($10.00)
Student ($10.00)
Please go to the ICS website to make your purchase or renew.
You may also fill out a membership form and send it to ICS, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391, or fill it out at the shelter so an adoption counselor can write you a receipt and submit your payment.
Thank you, as always, for your support!



ICS is on the air!

Watch ICS as special guests on the IMI Tri-State Alliance weekly broadcast, shown on Comcast Channel 99 Sundays at 7pm and Thursdays at 4pm. ICS has been fortunate to be able to join the trustees and chairs of the IMI Tri-State Alliance twice now, and we look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with this wonderful local organization!

View the show from July 12, 2014:

View the show from May 24, 2014: