Published: Mar 02, 2008 10:39 AM
Modified: Mar 02, 2008 10:39 AM
- A reception for an art exhibit of works by Dale Morgan, creator of the wildlife paintings that appear on these pages, and Claire Miller will be March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Totten Center of the N.C. Botanical Garden. The exhibit will be on display until April 30.
- Cats and dogs from the Orange County Animal Shelter will be at adopt-a-thons at Southern States in Carrboro March 2, noon-2 p.m.; the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough on March 8, noon-2 p.m.; Phydeaux in Carrboro on March 15, noon-2 p.m.; and at K&G Pets in Mebane on March 29.
- Dog-training classes taught by Barbara Long begin March 12 at Carolina Meadows. Classes run for six weeks and cost $65. Classes offered are Basic Obedience/Family Dog; Canine Good Citizen (must have prior basic obedience training or approval of trainer); and Therapy Dog (must have Canine Good Citizen certification or approval of trainer). Contact Lisa Gamache at 370-7158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
- Pet Behavior Help is hosting The Lance Memorial Canines for the Cure NADAC Agility Trial, March 15-16. All proceeds will go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to finding improved diagnostic methods to detect cancer in dogs at an early stage, better treatment for dogs with cancer, and a cure for canine cancer. Information at www.agilityaddicts.com/AARF/Events.html.
- The Goathouse Refuge has many cats and kittens ready for a permanent guardian and is hosting an adoption day on March 16, noon-5 p.m. Come feast on snacks prepared by artist and chef Siglinda Scarpa and volunteers. www.goathouserefuge.org, 542-6815.
- Creative Learning about Wildlife (CLAWS) will make a presentation at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, on March 26 at 3 p.m.
- In 2007, The Coalition to Unchain Dogs will hold a fundraising yard sale on April 12, and the coalition is seeking volunteers and donations. The coalition has built fences for 55 dogs and provided them with free spay-neuter services through Independent Animal Rescue. Contact Ellen Whitaker at Whitaker-E-S@clearwire.net.
- The Coalition to Unchain Dogs will participate in the Great Human Race on March 29. To sponsor a walker or join a team, contact Amanda Arrington at email@example.com. www.unchaindogs.net.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons today and March 16, 2-4 p.m., at Patterson Place's PetSmart. Adoptable IAR cats can be seen every day when the PetSmart is open and at adopt-a-thons on March, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Twenty-dollar spay-neuter vouchers are available to Chatham County residents whose household income is less than 200 percent of the federal income guidelines. The vouchers are offered through the Chatham County Public Health Department's Animal Control Division. Call the Chatham County Animal Shelter at 542-7203 or go to www.chathamnc.org.
- Jenn Merritt, certified pet-dog trainer, will offer reward-based dog-training classes starting March 26. A schedule is at http://www.bluedogk9.com. Contact Merritt at 357-5396 or at email@example.com.
- Pet Behavior Help's spring classes begin March 10. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, 270-2010.
- Dog First Aid will be offered March 21, 6-10 p.m. by the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross at 101 Ephesus Church Road, Suite B. Cost is $35, which includes a copy of the guide, "Dog First Aid," 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 March 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7. Pittsboro dates are March 4 and April 1. Call 942-2250 for appointment. www.pop-nc.com. Feral cats welcome.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society is offering four workshops: Canine Good Citizen, March 12, 7-9 p.m.; Intro to Flyball, March 11 and 18, 7-8:30 p.m.; Intro to Shaping, March 19, 7-9 p.m.; and Intro to Rally-O, March 15 and 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 304-2300, ext. 233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- The N.C. Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers. No experience required. Contact Margie Muenzer at 929-1797 or at email@example.com.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society will hold adopt-a-thons at the Petco on Renaissance Parkway on March 16 and 22, 1-4 p.m., and at Phydeaux, 103 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, on March 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- A schedule for dog training classes that begin March 31 at the Orange County Animal Protection Society is at www.animalprotectionsociety.org, or call 304-2300, ext. 233.
- Women's Intuitive Riding groups are forming at Blue Skies of Mapleview. Contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at www.blueskiesmapleview.us or 933-1444.
- Carolina Meadows is in need of dog therapy team volunteers to visit its long-term care nursing residents. Contact Lisa Gamache at 370-7158 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proof of purchases from Southern States Feed can be donated to the N.C. Therapeutic Riding Center. Mail them to NCTRC, PO Box 62572, Durham, N.C. 27715.
- The Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., needs permanent residents to volunteer when college students are on break. Call 967-7383.
- Turn your pet photo into a work of art on paper or canvas and help Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary, 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.
- Creative Learning About Wildlife Species (CLAWS) is accepting apprentices to learn how to rehabilitate native wildlife. E-mail Mrs.email@example.com, or see www.nc-claws.org.
- 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 http://www.chatham
- animalrescue.org or call Sue Edwards at 542-5757.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes on Saturdays for adults, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and puppies, 11 a.m.-noon. Call 304-2300 ext. 233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Nick's 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 $20 Fix from AnimalKind enables low-income pet owners in Orange and Chatham to spay/neuter pets for $20 or less. Applications at www.animalkind.org, or call 870-1660. Volunteers are always welcome.
- Pig Pals of NC, a rescue and adoption program for miniature pigs near Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, needs volunteers to feed the herd once a week. Contact Penny Shumaker at email@example.com or 219-7762. www.pigpals.com.
- Low-cost puppy classes are offered in multiple locations. www.puppyproject.com or call 929-9115.
- Free advice from professional dog trainer Jane Marshall is available at the Helpline for Dogs at 929-9115.
- The Triangle Pet Rescue, www.trainglepetrescue.com, is a Web site with links for area rescues, shelters, lost and found animals, spay/neuter resources, and information about helping animals with behavior, special needs and pet loss, among other things.
- Mini camps for grades three, four and five will be held at the Orange County Animal Protection Society March 24 and 25. Camps for grades 6, 7, and 8 will be held March 26 and 27. Sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $50. Call Sharon Harkavy at 304-2300, ext. 229, or check out www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
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