Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is hosting an Adopt-A-Thon animal in partnership with the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana and Gary Animal Control on Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the southeast corner of the Hard Rock parking lot.
People can meet the animals and complete adoption applications, and if the application is approved, bring their new pet home the same day.
“We held the event in the southeast corner of our parking lot, at the corner of 29th and Burr streets, to allow easy entry and exit to the event. This should be a fun extra attraction for our Saturday visitors, ”said Jamie Harris, vice president of safety and parking for Hard Rock Northern Indiana,
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Tom Lounges and regional acoustic artists James Gedda of Americana and Jack Whittle of Blues. The Humane Society of NWI will sell candles, air fresheners, t-shirts and other items. The profits are used to take care of the animals. The public is encouraged to provide donations for the two animal organizations such as cat and dog food, clay kitty litter and cleaning supplies.
Tom Lounges, has supported animal rescue efforts for most of his life and has worked with the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Gary for many years, said, “I enjoyed my role at the Adopt events. A-Thon in the past as it is always the opportunity to interact with people who love animals and care about their welfare. I often mix my passion for music and animals at these kinds of events. Hopefully we can find permanent homes for cats and dogs that will be available for adoption at the event.