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Since 1977, the Independent Cat Society has saved, spayed/neutered, and adopted thousands of cats to loving homes. That's a lot of kitties! But we most definitely cannot continue our work alone. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, ICS relies on generous gifts provided by our supporters and friends to carry out our mission. Your gift can be directed in the following ways:

Would you consider providing a gift of food, litter, supplies, or funds to help us continue to provide sanctuary to all Northwest Indiana felines? There are several ways you can send a gift.

Send a Gift Online Through PayPal

Send a Gift By Check

You may prefer to donate with a check. To allow us to properly acknowledge your gift, give us your contact information, and mail it with your check to:

Independent Cat Society
P.O. Box 735
Westville, IN 46391

We appreciate your concern and your generosity, and as a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant, you can be guaranteed that we'll use your donations wisely! Thank you for your support - and the kitties thank you as well!

Rainbow Bridge Garden tribute bricks

Rainbow Bridge GardenIf you have visited our shelter, you may have noticed our beautiful Rainbow Bridge Garden. Created in partnership with Purdue University North Central students, this garden is a living tribute to all of those pets and other special beings in our lives who have left us.

Commemorate your best friend by purchasing a brick, which will be set in the garden path and can be engraved with any message you would like. All proceeds from Rainbow Bridge Garden bricks go directly to our building fund to help us build new facilities for our cats.

You may complete your order form in person, provide your details in the message line when paying via PayPal, or fill out the form below and email shelter@catsociety.org.

Rainbow Bridge Garden brick order form (DOC)

Planned Giving

Planned giving can be a wonderful and rewarding way to help animals while gaining important tax benefits. Every year ICS receives gifts from the estates of people who loved cats and believed in our mission. These donors had the forethought to include ICS as a charitable beneficiary in their wills. Whether it is to provide veterinary care, good, or upgrades to the facility, planned gifts allow donors to continue making a signficiant difference in the lives of the cats at ICS after their passing. If you would like to consult with someone on providing a legacy of support for ICS, please contact us at shelter@catsociety.org or via pohne at 219-785-4936. 

Other Gift and Contribtion Options

Our Wishlist

Our Shelter Wishlist is a way to keep in touch with our current needs, including donations of items such as food, litter, and cleaning supplies. Shelter Wishlist items are often shared on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well - if you come across one, please share with your friends online!

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Giving to ICS

Giving to ICS

Find out more about how to make a donation or order a Rainbow Bridge Garden commemorative brick

Volunteer with Us

Volunteer With Us!

We could always use more volunteers - all talents welcome!

Board of Directors

Our Board

Learn more about our Board of Directors and review meeting minutes

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Join us in our many fundraising and educational events each year!



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