Independent Cat Society


Since 1977, the vision of ICS is to serve as many cats, pet owners, and community members in the Northwest Indiana and neighboring Chicago area and Southwest Michigan area as possible. To accomplish this, ICS:

- Provides a sanctuary for homeless felines in their transition to adoption

- Strives to provide for the healthcare needs of the shelter population.

- Promotes responsible feline ownership through educating the public.

- Addresses feline overpopulation through our various programs.

Every cat admitted to our shelter is examined by a vet, is spayed or neutered, and is up-to-date on vaccines and necessary medical treatment. Our no-kill policy means we do not euthanize cats unless a veterinarian advises it to relieve suffering, nor do we supply cats to any facility for research purposes.