Published: Apr 06, 2008 09:06 AM
Modified: Apr 06, 2008 09:08 AM
- The Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., needs volunteers for the summer to walk dogs, socialize cats, clean, attend special events and provide education outreach. Call Sarah at 967-7383.
- Pet Behavior Help will hold agility shows today and April 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Registration for May-June classes opens April 14. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, email@example.com or 270-2010.
- Max's Dog Wash & Snack Shack will host People and Their Pets Photography on April 13, noon-8 p.m. Sitting fee is $15 and includes a free 8-by-10 photo. Portrait packages are also available. Call 968-6000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments or stop by at Cole Park Plaza on U.S. 15-501.
- The Coalition to Unchain Dogs will hold a yard sale on April 12, 8 a.m.-noon at Healthy Start Academy, 807 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham. The coalition is also seeking volunteers and donations (they are tax-deductible). Contact Ellen Whitaker at 530-1417.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons today and April 20, 2-4 p.m., at PetSmart in Patterson Place. Adoptable IAR cats can be seen every day when PetSmart is open and at adopt-a-thons today and April 19, 20, and 27, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, email@example.com.
- The 5K Run for Wildlife to benefit the Piedmont Wildlife Center will be held April 13 at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville. The 1-MileFun Run starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Run begins at 9 a.m. Details are at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org.
- Vouchers worth $20 for spay/neuters are available to Chatham County residents whose household income is less than 200% of the federal income guidelines. Call the Chatham County Animal Shelter at 54207203 for details or go to www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=109.
- Dog First Aid will be held April 18, 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, "Dog First Aid," and an accompanying DVD. Register at 942-4862, ext. 221.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low cost spay/neuter and pet wellness services. Chapel Hill surgery dates are Monday and April 14, 21, and 28. Pittsboro date is April 29. Call 942-2250 for appointment. See www.pop-nc.com. Feral cats welcome.
- Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics will be held on the following dates: April 16, 8:30-10 a.m., at Animal Control, 304 Revere Road, Hillsborough (one-year vaccinations only); April 16, 7-8 p.m., Government Service Annex, 208 South Cameron St., Hillsborough; April 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.; and April 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. (one-year vaccinations only.) Cost is $5 cash. Guidelines are at www.co.orange.nc.us/animalservices/rabies.asp.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society will be at several festivities this month. On April 12, APS will be at the Nub and Grub Festival at Sunny Acres Pet Resort in Durham, 2-5:30 p.m.. On April 19 APS will be at the Girls on the Run Fun Run at Meadowmont Wellness Center, 9 a.m.-noon, and on April 25 APS will be at the Last Fridays in downtown Hillsborough, 6-9 p.m. 304-2300, www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society will host adopt-a-thons on April 20, 1-4 p.m., at the Petco on Renaissance Parkway, and on May 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Phydeaux, 103 W. Weaver St. in Carrboro. 304-1009.
- The Orange County Animal Shelter will honor its volunteers April 27-May 3 during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. A reception is planned for May 1, 6-7:30 p.m. at Spanky's for all OCS volunteers. 967-7383.
- Rediscover the joy of riding or begin to experience it with the Women's Intuitive Riding groups now 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.
- 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.
- 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, email@example.com, 783-7627.
- Creative Learning About Wildlife Species, (CLAWS) is taking apprentices to learn how to rehabilitate native wildlife. CLAWS also has time slots open to give educational programs for schools, special interest groups, and libraries. E-mail Mrs.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.chathamanimalrescue.org or call Sue Edwards at 542-5757.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes on Saturdays for adult dogs at 9:30-10:30 a.m., and for puppies at 11 a.m.-noon. 304-2300 ext. 233 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
- The Pet Foster Network has lesson plans to use with third- and fourth-graders. The free curricula, which focus on techniques and behavior for healthy pet care, are at www.petfoster.org or at www.learnnc.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 Nick's 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 counties 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.
- Low-cost puppy classes taught by professional dog trainers are being offered in multiple locations. www.puppyproject.com or call 929-9115.
- Free advice from professional dog trainer Jane Marshall is offered at the Helpline for Dogs at 929-9115.
- The Triangle Pet Rescue, www.trianglepetrescue.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 or special needs and pet loss.
- Summer camps will be held at the Orange County Animal Protection Society. Call Sharon Harkavy at 304-2300, ext. 229, or visit www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- Bayou Rescue has formed a partnership with the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and is seeking volunteers to assist local families with pets after disasters. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bayourescue.org.
- Yappy Hour is May 3, 5-7:30 p.m. at The Lawn at Chatham Mills and helps support Chatham Animal Rescue and Education. A $15 donation gets you two tickets for drinks and a $6 coupon good toward any food purchase in the Chatham Mills co-op that evening. www.chathamanimalrescue.org.
- The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center's 30 Year Anniversary Celebration will be held May 3, 3-5 p.m. at Clearwind Farm in Nick's Road in Mebane. Visit the Web site at wwww.nctrc-riders.org.
- The Festival for Wildlife, celebrating the Piedmont Wildlife Center's new location,will be May 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Leigh Farm Park in Durham. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Details and directions are at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center Summer Day Camps for children 4-11 run from June 16 to Aug. 8. Sessions run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and will be held at the center's new location at Leigh Farm Park. Cost is $190 per week or $370 for two weeks. Register at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/campregcontact.pdf. For information, call (919) 489-0900 or e-mail email@example.com
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