Published: Feb 04, 2008 07:03 AM
Modified: Feb 04, 2008 07:03 AM
Upcoming pet events
- Dale Morgan, creator of the wildlife paintings that appear in this section, has an exhibit called ÒFlora, Friend and FoeÓ that opens March 1 at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Morgan and her co-exhibitor, Claire Miller, invite the community to a reception on March 2, 2-4 p.m. The show runs until April 30.
- The Carnivore Preservation Trust will hold its first Black Tie & Tails Ball on Feb. 23, 7-11 p.m., at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh. Cost is $125 per person. www.cptigers.org.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons today and Feb. 17, 2-4 p.m., at Patterson PlaceÕs PetSmart. Adoptable IAR cats can be seen every day when the PetSmart is open and at adopt-a-thons today and on Feb. 16, 23, and 24, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, email@example.com.
- Chatham County Animal Control will sponsor a $5 rabies vaccination clinic Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon at the animal shelter on County Landfill Road off U.S. 64, five miles west of Pittsboro. LowÐcost spay/neuter vouchers will also be on sale to all qualified Chatham County residents.
- A daycamp fair, which will include many animal-related camps, is scheduled for Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at University Mall.
- Creative Learning about Wildlife (CLAWS) will have a booth at an indoor yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3026 White Cross Road.
- Dog First Aid will be offered Feb. 22, 6-10 p.m. at the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 101 Ephesus Church Road, Suite B. Cost is $35 per person, which includes a copy of the guide, ÒDog First Aid,Ó and an accompanying DVD. Register at 942-4862.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low cost spay/neuter and pet wellness services. Chapel Hill Surgery dates are Wednesday and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 and March 5. Pittsboro dates are Tuesday and March 4. Call 942-2250 for appointment. www.pop-nc.com. Feral cats welcome.
- The animals of the Orange County Animal Shelter invite you to a ValentineÕs Day Party, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. A gift bag, refreshments, shelter gift certificates and the chance to meet the party hosts. 967-7383. 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- Cats and dogs from the Orange County Animal Shelter will be at an adopt-a-thon on Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the PetSmart on Witherspoon Blvd.
- Rabies clinics sponsored by the Orange County Animal Services will be held Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (one-year vaccinations only); Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. at the New Hope Fire Station #2 at 4700 N.C. 86 in Hillsbrough; Feb. 20, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Orange County Animal Control office, 304 Revere Road, Hillsborough (one-year only); and Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m. at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Cost is $5 cash. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Bring the most recent proof of rabies vaccination certificate. 245-2075 or 967-7383.
- The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers for its winter classes, no experience required. Classes are held Monday-Friday in the afternoon. Contact Margie Muenzer at 929-1797 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society will hold adopt-a-thons Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m., at the Petco on Renaissance Parkway; and Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p .m., at Phydeaux, 103 W. Weaver St., Carrboro.
- Pet Behavior Help is hosting The Lance Memorial, Canines for the Cure NADAC Agility Trial, March 15-16. All proceeds from the event go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the detection and treatment of cancer in dogs. www.agilityaddicts.com/AARF/Events.html.
- A schedule for dog training classes at the Orange County Animal Protection Society can be found at www.animalprotectionsociety.org, or by calling 304-2300, ext. 233. Ask for Sharon Ashe.
- Registration has started for Afterschool group horse riding lessons beginning in Feb. at Blue Skies of Mapleview. www.blueskiesmapleview.us, 933-1444.
- WomenÕs Intuitive Riding groups are forming at Blue Skies of Mapleview to start in February. www.blueskiesmapleview.us, 933-1444.
- Carolina Meadows needs dog therapy team volunteers to visit its long-term care nursing residents. Contact Lisa Gamache at 370-7158 or email@example.com.
- Turn your pet photo into a work of art on paper or canvas and help Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary (OGAS), a local cat sanctuary. The founder of OGAS owns a large format printing business and is donating all proceeds from the sale of art reproductions (pets or not) to OGAS. Details are at www.digitalgraphicsandmore.com or call 304-1049.
- The Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), a non-profit mobile unit, offers low-cost spay/neuter services. www.snap-nc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 783-7627.
- Chatham Animal Rescue and Education has a low cost spay/neuter program for Chatham County residents with a family income of $40,000 or less. Details are at www.chathamanimalrescue.org or call Sue Edwards at 542-5757.
- The NickÕs Road Veterinary Clinic offers $30 spay/neuter surgeries for pit bulls. The fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping. Call 304-2337 for an appointment.
- The NickÕs Road Veterinary Clinic provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery to the public. 304-2300.
- THE $20 FIX from AnimalKind enables low-income pet owners in Orange and Chatham to spay/neuter pets for $20 or less. Donations can be made and applications found at www.animalkind.org or call 870-1660. Volunteers are always welcome.
- Heads Up!, a therapeutic riding program in Chatham County, needs volunteers. Call 542-6207. www.headsuptrp.org.
- Mini-camps for children in grades 3,4, and 5 will be held at the Orange County Animal Protection Society March 24 and 25, and camps for children in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be held March 26 and 27, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $50. Call Sharon Harkavy at 304-2300, ext. 229, or see www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- Bayou Rescue, in partnership with the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, seeks volunteers to assist local families with pets after disasters. E-mail email@example.com.
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