Published: May 04, 2008 08:28 AM
Modified: May 04, 2008 08:28 AM
- Pet Behavior Help classes start Monday. Agility trials will be held at PBH on May 24, 25 and 26, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Spectators are welcome. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-2010.
- Learn how to turn furniture into art at the second annual Independent Animal Rescue Painted Furniture Workshop on Saturday and May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Emily Weinstein, Kathyrn DeMarco and Paula MacLeod will teach. Cost is $95. Call Dina Logan at 969-3032 ext. 251 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
- The Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., needs volunteers for the summer to walk dogs, socialize cats, clean cages, attend special events and more. Call Sarah at 967-7383.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons today and May 25, 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 today and May 18, 24, and 25, 1-5 p.m.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center needs paper towels, linens and towels, pet food, pet beds and office supplies. A complete wish list is at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/wishlist.
- Jenn Merritt, a certified pet dog trainer, is offering reward-based dog-training classes at Meadowmont on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning in June, and at Bed and Bone in Mebane on Thursday evenings. A schedule is at www.bluedogk9.com. 357-5396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dog first aid classes will be held May 23, 6-10 p.m., at the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross at 101 Ephesus Church Road, Suite B. Cost is $3.5 Register at 942-4862 ext. 221.
- The N.C. Therapeutic Riding Center on Nicks Road in Mebane offers horseback riding to adults and children with special needs. It also offers integrated summer camps for all children ages 5-12. www.nctrc-riders.org, 304-1009.
- Spring Haven Stables will hold summer riding camps for children ages 6-14. Contact Lori Crihfield at 201-5901, email@example.com or go to www.shstables.com.
- Avalon Farm, run by Liz Priestley and Peter Metzner, in Chapel Hill, offers horseback riding lessons to children and adults. 967-7818, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Echo Creek Riding Academy in Hillsborough offers lessons, camps, workshops and clinics for riders of all ages. Contact owner Ginny Rollins at 732-5106. www.echocreekriding.com.
- Bright Horse Farm and Art Studio, 1971 River Road in Pittsboro, offers a combination of horse and art activities all year round with camps all summer. www.thebrighthorse.com.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low-cost spay-neuter and pet-wellness services. Chapel Hill surgery dates are May 12, 19 and 26. Pittsboro's date is May 27. Call 942-2250 for appointments. www.pop-nc.com. Feral cats welcome.
- 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 email@example.com.
- The Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), a non-profit mobile unit, offers low-cost spay/neuter services. See www.snap-nc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, 783-7627.
- Creative Learning About Wildlife Species (CLAWS) is accepting 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. Mrs.email@example.com, 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 542-5757.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes for adults on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and for puppies from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 304-2300 ext. 233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $50 for four classes plus orientation.
- Registration begins Friday for the Orange County Animal Protection Society dog-training summer session that begins June 9. A schedule is at www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- 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 provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery to the public. 304-2337.
- 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.
- 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. Feeding takes about an hour. Foster homes are also needed. Contact Penny Shumaker at email@example.com or 219-7762. www.pigpals.com.
- 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, who also teaches group and private lessons, is offered at the Helpline for Dogs at 929-9115.
- Interested in volunteering for the Orange County Animal Protection Society? Assist in animal socialization, dog training, and adopt-a-thons. Contact Katy McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer camps are being held at the Orange County Animal Protection Society. Call 304-2300, ext. 229, or check out www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- Campers ride every day at the summer horsemanship daycamp at Blue Skies of Mapleview. Learn all aspects of horsemanship, create art in the afternoons, and swim to end the day. www.blueskiesmapleview.us, 933-1444.
- The Orange County Animal Shelter's Spring Cookout will be May 31, noon-4 p.m., 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Free hot dogs, music, a scavenger and more. 967-7383.
- Orange County Animal Protection Society and Whole Foods of Chapel Hill will hold a Bone Dry Dog Wash and Giving Grill event on May 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Whole Foods. Water conservation education, dog and people massage, contests, food, and music will fill the day.
- Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are being offered throughout June for $5 by the Orange County Animal Services. For the June schedule, go to www.co.orange.nc.us/animalservices/rabies.asp or call 245-2075.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center Summer Day Camps for children aged 4-11 start June 16 and rung through Aug. 8. Sessions run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. . Cost is $190 per week or $370 per 2 weeks. Register at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/campregcontact.pdf. For information, call 489-0900 or e-mail email@example.com.
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