Published: Jun 01, 2008 07:41 AM
Modified: Jun 01, 2008 07:41 AM
- The Humane Society of the United States offers grants of up to $2,000 to animal shelters, non-sheltered rescue and adoption groups and animal care and control agencies to help establish, expand or publicize services or programs that assist individuals in caring for pets during the economic downturn. Go to www.animalsheltering.org/programs_and
- Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are offered throughout June by the Orange County Animal Services. Vaccinations cost $5. North Carolina law requires that all cats and dogs over 4 months of age be vaccinated against rabies. Orange County requires a valid rabies tag be worn at all times. For the June schedule, see www.co.orange.nc.us/animalservices/rabies.asp or call 245-2075.
- Pet Behavior Help will begin enrollment in mid-June for July and August classes. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, email@example.com or 270-2010.
- Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports, which provides free transportation to take animals from high-kill shelters and neglectful situations to approved rescues and homes, needs volunteers. www.freedomtrainstransports.com.
- Indoor Rally-O run-throughs are offered Mondays, 6:15-7:30 p.m., starting June 9 by the Orange County Animal Protection Society. Cost is $5 for five minutes. A different course will be set up each week with novice and advanced options. Pre-registration is not necessary. Bring proof of rabies and parvo/distemper vaccinations if new to the APS. 304-2300, ext. 233.
- Outdoor agility run-throughs are offered Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., starting June 11 by the Orange County Animal Protection Society. Cost is $5 per dog. A different course for novice and advanced dogs will be set up each week. Call 304-2300, ext. 233, to find out about bad weather cancellations. Bring proof of rabies and parvo/distemper vaccinations if new to the APS.
- The Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., needs volunteers during the summer. Walk dogs, socialize cats, clean, attend special events and provide education outreach. Call Sarah at 967-7383.
- The Goathouse Refuge has cats and kittens ready for homes. It is open today, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment. Directions are at www.goathouserefuge.org. 542-6815. Volunteers are also needed.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons June 8 and 22, 2-4 p.m., at Patterson Place's PetSmart. Adoptable IAR cats can be seen every day when PetSmart is open and at adopt-a-thons today and June 8, 14, 28 and 29, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Twenty-dollar spay-neuter vouchers are available to Chatham County residents whose household income is less than 200 percent of the federal income guidelines. Call the Chatham County Animal Shelter at 542-7203 for details or go to www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=109.
- Jenn Merritt, certified pet dog trainer, will offer reward-based dog-training classes at Meadowmont on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and at Bed and Bone in Mebane on Thursday evenings. A schedule is at www.bluedogk9.com. Contact Merritt at (919) 357-5396 or email@example.com.
- A pet first-aid class will be offered June 20, 6 p.m., at the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross at 101 Ephesus Church Road, Suite B. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a copy of the guide, "Dog First Aid," and an accompanying DVD. Register at 942-4862, ext. 221.
- Sissy Nelson of Nelson's Equestrian Center, 2709 White Cross Road, offers horseback riding lessons and runs Horseplay, an after-school program for riding. Children ride, do homework, learn about horses and work around the facility. www.nchorseplay.com/index_001.htm. 932-9295, Sissy@nchorseplay.com.
- The N.C. Therapeutic Riding Center on Nicks Road in Mebane offers horseback riding for adults and children with special needs. It also will hold integrated summer camps for children ages 5-12. www.nctrc-riders.org, (919) 304-1009. The center also needs volunteers; no experience required. Training is provided. Classes are held Monday-Friday. For information call (919) 304-1009 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program in Pittsboro offers riding lessons to the general public. Fees help support its programs for disabled children. http://www.headsuptrp.org, 542-6207.
- Spring Haven Stables will hold summer riding camps for children ages 6-14. Contact Lori Crihfield at (919) 201-5901, email@example.com or go to www.shstables.com.
- Avalon Farm, run by Liz Priestley and Peter Metzner, offers horseback riding lessons to children and adults. Also offered are leadership and personal development workshops for area businesses and corporate executives interested in learning new skills with the help of the Avalon Farm herd. 967-7818, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Echo Creek Riding Academy in Hillsborough offers lessons, camps, workshops and clinics for riders of all ages. Echo Creek is home to the equestrian teams of UNC and Duke. 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. Contact Cindy McWilliams, equestrian director, at (919) 423-4123 or email@example.com. Contact art director Kim Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.thebrighthorse.com.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low-cost spay-neuter and pet-wellness services. Chapel Hill surgery dates are Monday and June 9, 16, 23 and 30. Pittsboro's date is June 24. Call 942-2250 for appointment. www.pop-nc.com. Feral cats welcome.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society will hold an adopt-a-thon at Phydeaux, 103 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and at the Blue Ribbon Diner in Mebane on June 11, 5-7 p.m. 304-2300, http://www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- Rediscover the joy of riding or begin to experience it with the Women's Intuitive Riding groups forming at Blue Skies of Mapleview. Contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at www.blueskiesmapleview.us or 933-1444.
- The Pet Foster Network offers information on fosters. www.petfoster.org.
- Carolina Meadows needs dog-therapy team volunteers to visit its long-term care nursing residents. Contact Lisa Gamache at (919) 370-7158 or at email@example.com.
- Proof of purchases from Southern States Feed can be donated to the N.C. Therapeutic Riding Center, which is reimbursed for them. Mail them to NCTRC, P.O. Box 62572, Durham, N.C. 27715.
- 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 (919) 304-1049.
- The Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), a nonprofit mobile unit, offers low-cost spay-neuter services. www.snap-nc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 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. E-mail 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.chathamanimalrescue.org or call Sue Edwards at (919) 542-5757.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes on Saturdays. Classes for adults are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and for puppies from 11 a.m. to noon. 304-2300, ext. 233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Cost is $50 for four classes plus orientation. Also offered is breed handling on Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. and flyball on Fridays at 7 p.m. Both are $5.
- Orange County Animal Protection Society dog training summer session begins June 9 and includes classes in agility, canine freestyle, Rally-O, obedience, puppy training and more. 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 Animal Clinic provides basic shots and low-cost spay/neuter surgery to the public. (919) 304-2337.
- The $20 Fix from AnimalKind enables low-income pet owners in Orange and Chatham counties to spay or neuter pets for $20 or less. Donations can be made and applications found at www.animalkind.org or call (919) 870-1660. Volunteers are always welcome.
- Pig Pals of NC, a rescue and adoption program for miniature pigs near Chapel Hill, needs volunteers to feed the herd once a week. Foster homes also are needed. Contact Penny Shumaker at email@example.com or (919) 219-7762. http://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.
- 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 problems, special needs and pet loss.
- Interested in volunteering for the Orange County Animal Protection Society? Assist in animal socialization, dog training and adoptathons. Contact Katy McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer camps are being held at the Orange County Animal Protection Society. Camps for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders is June 23-27, camps for rising ninth- through 12th-graders is July 21-25. Sessions are 12:30-4 p.m. Cost is $125. Call Sharon Harkavy at (919) 304-2300, ext. 229, or check out www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- Campers ride every day at the summer horsemanship day camp 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.
- 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 such as house fires. Bayou is also seeking volunteers to assist in fundraising and developing community partnerships. E-mail email@example.com. www.bayourescue.org.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center Summer Day Camps for children 4-11 start June 16 and run through August 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 per two weeks. Register and see the different animal themes for each week at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/campregcontact.pdf. Call (919) 489-0900 or e-mail camp@pied.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society is a partner of the Sunrise Rotary Club, which will hold a duck race on the Eno River on Saturday. Buy a duck for $10, six for $50 or 13 for $100 at the APS Learning Center on Nicks Road in Mebane or send a check made out to the Sunrise Rotary Club to APS of Orange County, Attn: Sharon Harkavy, 6311 Nick's Road, Mebane, N.C. 273102. Prizes include a $1,000 American Express shopping card and a $500 Southern Season gift card.
- Ferdinand's Dog & Cat Boutique Outlet Store is now open at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital, 58 East Cotton Road, Pittsboro. (919) 542-1975, www.hopecrossing.com.
- Suzanne Clothier, author of the recent book "Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs," is coming to the Orange County Animal Protection Society to give a seminar Sept. 20-21. Clothier is a nationally sought after trainer and speaker. Cost is $200. Details are at www.animalprotectionsociety.org.<
- Vendors with animal-related art and products are needed for the third annual Pig Pals of NC Festival on Oct. 4. Visit www.pigpals.com.
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