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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 agressive 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.
Kristina Montgomery, our Behavior Specialist, works three to four days each week temperament testing dogs at the shelter and rehabilitating dogs with behavioral problems. Kristina works with anywhere from five to ten dogs at a time.
Kristina Montgomery has been working with dogs in a variety of settings for over ten years. From working in the veterinary field to rehabilitating shelter dogs, her vast experience is a valuable asset when deciding the best training plan for a specific dog. Kristina is one of only four trainers in northwest Indiana that has obtained her Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) title through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). She is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a C.L.A.S.S evaluator, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. Kristina continues to further her education through ongoing seminars and conference opportunities and is active with organizations within the community, including Humane Society Calumet Area, Lakeshore Paws, Belgian Malinois rescue, and LaPorte County Animal Shelter.
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 Socities.
Read the Asilomar Accords (.pdf file - requires Adobe Reader)
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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.
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Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
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This policy was last modified on 03/26/11.
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421 45th Street
Munster, IN 46321