Photo: Just a few of our many incredible adoptables.  All ages, all sizes, all incredibly loveable.  Located in NW Indiana.  ABRAangels.com a few of our many incredible adoptables. All ages, all sizes, all incredibly loveable, and all looking for the perfect forever home. Even if you are unable to adopt, you can continue to support our cause and help these animals find health and happiness. We have taken in a total of 18 new animals in just the past week. Every animal immediately goes to our vet for a check up and receives any medical care that is needed. With so many dogs and cats, we are always seeking ways to pay down our vet bill. If you are able to donate, please visit the link below or feel free to call our vet (219-627-3264 Animal Care Center of St. John, located inside Alsip) to make a medical donation directly to the ABRA, Inc. account. Every little bit helps and no amount is too small.

Thank You!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made our “Kegger for Argus” event on Sunday such a huge success. We had a blast and raised enough money to send Argus to a professional where he will get the time and attention he needs to overcome his fears. Words can not express how grateful we are to: The 5th Amendment in Hammond,Three Floyds BrewpubDark Matter CoffeeChicago Pita Kitchen, Marco’s Pizza, NWI Cavalier DistributingArgus Brewery, and our champion Darlene for organizing the event. We are also full of love and gratitude for everyone single one of you that came out to help. Without the support of the community, we could not continue to rescue area dogs and cats.

We will be out at the Merrillville Petsmart this Sunday, August 10th, from 12-3 with some of our adoptable furbabies! Come out to see us!

Fundraiser Event For Argus

Argus is one of our dogs who needs some extra special help. He is an absolute sweetheart with people, but really reactive around other animals, afraid of anything new, and needs more help than we are able to provide him with. We are raising funds to send Argus to a professional for a few weeks who can help us to undo the damage done by his previous owners, to build his confidence and help him with his manners. It isn’t cheap, but he’s worth it. If you spent 10 minutes with him, you’d agree!

Hopefully you will join us next Sunday, August 3rd, for a great time and an adorable cause at Fifth Amendment Bar in Hammond! We’re going to have lots of fun and some great stuff going on. Many thanks to Three Floyds BrewpubChicago Pita KitchenDark Matter Coffee, and Marco’s Pizza for their awesome donations!  Buy a bracelet for all you can drink soda or juice for $6, Lite draft for $12, all you can craft (kind will be determined at a later date) for $25! This includes food DJ Nick Ruich raffles and games. Starts at 2pm goes until 2am! All proceeds will be used solely for Argus’s training.

Funds are Needed

We could use some help with our medical bills. We could use some funds to work with a professional behaviorist on some of our dogs whose spirits have been broken or scarred. We could use some help with our boarding bills. We could use some help with buying supplies such as heartworm prevention/flea/tick, etc. As the song goes, “I ain’t too proud to beg!” Anything for these beautiful souls.

Please click the link to make a donation. Every little bit helps.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Nelson’s Chicken Fundraiser Event

We will be selling delicious Nelson’s chicken and pit-tatoes to help offset some of our recent medical costs. YOU get some tasty food and WE get some moolah to pay our vet bills (which will then enable us to save more dogs and cats that need us the most)! You can pre-order via paypal, just indicate how many chickens and orders of pit-tatoes you’d like in the message portion. Our paypal address is Pre-sale pickup will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday, July 20th, at the Walgreens in Valparaiso on the corner of Route 30 and Washington. Additionally, for those who PRE-ORDER, we will have a pickup location in Schererville, IN (TBD) from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Some of our supporters buy multiple chickens and freeze them, then just toss them on the grill to re-heat. They rave about how dee-lish and easy it is!!!  Half chickens are $6.50 and Pit-tatoes are $3.00. For those not familiar, the chicken and potatoes are fully cooked, hot and ready to eat! Pre-orders will be guaranteed chicken and pit-tatoes during the pickup window of 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Valparaiso location, 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Schererville location. Any remaining will be first come, first served. Please place your orders early and share this event. As always, we are so very appreciative of your support! ♥


Lilly Munster’s babies are still waiting for their families. Most people pass up on the black kittens to look at the colorful ones. I’ll never understand why black animals are viewed so differently. To help these babies get adopted while they’re still young, this summer’s KittyPalooza Event will focus on adoption of the often overlooked black cats. All kitten adoptions are now $50 each, or two for $75. This still includes spay/neuter, rabies and vaccines. Email us today at if you’re interested. We still have five more black kittens from two other litters that are growing up in rescue and will soon need homes!

ICS Black Cat Strut

Join ABRA and many other rescues/pet vendors for a day of fun on Saturday May 31st! We’ll have lots of kitties to meet as well as our adoptable dogs. You’re new family member is waiting for you! Look in our calendar section for all the details.

Garage Sale!

Join us Saturday May 10th for our annual ABRA Family Garage Sale! All proceeds will go to help the dogs/cats in our care and enable us to continue pulling new animals. We are taking donations (of any kind!) for use in the garage sale. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact us ASAP!

Garage Sale: 7642 Eider Ave Hobart, IN
Time: Saturday May 10th 8-4pm

Adoption Vests Needed

We love our dogs and cats to look stylish at our events. The best way to get them noticed is to have them wear an adoption vest, supporting ABRA’s name. If you’d like to donate a vest to ABRA, check out Give A Dog A Home on Facebook and visit their Etsy store. Vests run about $20 each and we can use them in all sizes! They even have the ABRA teal color and can be custom printed with just about any slogan. We only have a few for this adoption season and would love to have more. Summer event season for adoptions and expos has officially begun!

Volunteer Call Out Meeting

If you would like to help us fulfill our mission to save dogs and cats, now is the time! There are SO many ways you can help, even if you are unable to foster. Transporters, volunteers at events, creative thinkers, people with good computer and organizational skills, we need you!! On April 30th, we will be having a general informational meeting for anyone who would like to get to know us and learn how to be involved. The meeting will be held at the Crown Point library, 122 N. Main Street, at 7:00pm (please feel free to come at 6:45 and have some refreshments and snacks). Bring some family, bring a friend, come on out and meet us!!!