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Adopt a Kitten in time for Christmas!

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Our team has come to know of a small litter of kittens looking for a home this holiday season! If you or someone you know is interested, please feel free to comment below or message us directly via our Facebook page. Click on the ad below for further details.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Heartland Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month in June

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June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and Heartland Animal Shelter is celebrating by reducing the adoption rates for cats over five months old. During June, the adoption fee for cats five months to nine years old is $80. The fee for cats 10 years and older is $60. The fee includes the following vaccinations: rabies, feline distemper and feline leukemia. It also includes testing for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia, as well as deworming and spaying/neutering. Additionally, each cat is microchipped.

Heartland usually has about 70 cats and kittens of all sizes and breeds. Most cats live in Heartland’s indoor cattery, which includes feline-friendly shelves, large windows for bird watching, all types of scratching posts and cat trees and plenty of beds for long cat naps. While they wait for their forever homes, the cats receive love and attention from visitors, staff and volunteers. The Cuddle Room is home to some of the shelter’s shy cats who need a quieter environment.

The best way to learn about Heartland’s cat’s is to meet them. The shelter is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Cats can also be viewed at www.heartlandanimalshelter.net.

Heartland Animal Shelter is located at 2975 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Northbook. It is a no-kill human organization dedicated to finding homeless animals their forever homes, while educating the public on spaying and neutering their pets in order to decrease pet over population.

St. Mary’s Adoption Workshops and Information Seminars

In an effort to serve as a continued source of education and support for adoptive families and others interested in adoption, St. Mary’s hosts a series of adoption workshops and information seminars. All seminars are open to the public and pre-registration is required. Programs are not appropriate for children and babysitting services are not available. One credit is given per seminar hour attended. There is a $25 per person fee, to be paid in advance and is non-refundable. This fee does not apply to families that have been accepted into St. Mary’s domestic and international programs. Please make checks payable to “St. Mary’s Services” and send to the agency at: 300 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. To register, call 1-888-ST-MARYS or email canselmo@stmaryservices.com, or visit our online registration page.

Upcoming Adoption Workshops/Information Seminars:

BIRTH AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES PANEL
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Simon’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
717 West Kirchoff Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Listen to a panel of birth families and adoptive parents who currently are participating in adoptions that range in levels of openness. Topics will include discussion of the emotions involved in placing a child and the grieving process that birth parents experience. Adoptive parents will share stories of their relationships with birth parents, how they’ve evolved, keys to maintaining healthy relationships and things to avoid.

 

EFFECTS OF PRENATAL SUBSTANCE EXPOSURE ON THE DEVELOPING FETUS AND MANAGING BEHAVIORS
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Simon’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
717 West Kirchoff Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Dr. Dan Griffith, a licensed clinical pediatric psychologist, will speak about the effects prenatal substance and alcohol exposure have on the developing child. He also will discuss managing children’s behaviors at different developmental stages.

 

BIRTH AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES PANEL
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Simon’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
717 West Kirchoff Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Listen to a panel of birth families and adoptive parents who currently are participating in adoptions that range in levels of openness. Topics will include discussion of the emotions involved in placing a child and the grieving process that birth parents experience. Adoptive parents will share stories of their relationships with birth parents, how they’ve evolved, keys to maintaining healthy relationships and things to avoid.

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