Published: Jul 06, 2008 12:22 PM
Modified: Jul 06, 2008 12:22 PM
A number of horse stables in Orange County offer summer riding camps.
- On June 25, Bayou Rescue, a local non-profit, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross at the annual Orange County chapter meeting. Tom Bothe, chapter head of disaster services, presented the award and noted how Bayou Rescue had provided valuable assistance during several Red Cross Disaster Action Team responses when pets were involved. www.bayourescue.org.
- Blue Skies of Mapleview horse camp has openings for this week and July 14-18. Sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers ride every day, learn all aspects of horsemanship, create art in the afternoons and swim to end the day. Some scholarship money is available for financial need. Contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at 933-1444. www.blueskiesmapleview.us.
- Independent Animal Rescue's annual Painted Chair (and more) Auction will be held July 19 at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6:30-10 p.m. There will be music by Cattoy, food and wine and silent and live auctions. www.animalrescue.net.
- Foster homes are urgently needed for pot-bellied pigs. Pig Pals of NC, a nonprofit rescue and adoption program for miniature pigs near Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, provides medical care for foster pigs. Volunteers are also needed to feed the rescue group's sanctuary pigs once a week. Contact Penny Shumaker Jeffrey at email@example.com or 219-7762. www.pigpals.com.
- Tera Thomas will teach a Basic Animal Communication workshop July 19 and 20, noon-5 p.m., at Hummingbird Farm in Pittsboro. Fun, unfettered, and a huge opening in consciousness. Cost is $175. www.hummingbirdfarm.org, 742-5929. The Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), a non-profit mobile unit, offers low-cost spay/neuter services. It has just announced a new feral cat program. Fee is $50 fee. www.snap-nc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 783-7627.
- 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 their pets during the economic downturn. Go to hwww.animalsheltering.org/programs_and_services/financial_assistance.
- The Claws & Hooves Burrito Bash, July 15, 6-9 p.m. at the General Store Cafe in Pittsboro will benefit The Carnivore Preservation Trust and Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program. Tickets for the burrito dinner, live music, and a silent auction cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Pittsboro's New Horizons Trading Company or online at cptigers.org, and headsupotrp.org. 542-4684 or 542-6207.
- Registration is open for Pet Behavior Help classes, which start Monday. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, email@example.com or 270-2010.
- Get a coffee fix and help shelter animals. Starbucks at 202 N.C. 54 in Durham is holding a donation drive for the Orange County Animal Shelter through July. 361-7063.
- Get a cold fix and help shelter animals. Locopops at Franklin Square on West Franklin Street in the Courtyard sells pupsicles -- special popsicles for dogs. Proceeds go to the Orange County Animal Shelter.
- Volunteer orientation at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, JR. Boulevard, Chapel Hill is scheduled for Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Volunteers are needed at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., which loses most of its college volunteers during the summer. Swim, play tennis and then walk dogs, socialize cats, clean, attend special events and provide education outreach. Call Sarah at 967-7383.
- Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports provides free transportation, takes animals from high kill shelters and neglectful situations and sends them to approved rescues and forever homes. Volunteers are needed to help transport animals, and monetary donations to help pay for gas are always appreciated. The group coordinates transport for about 200 animals per month. www.freedomtrainstransports.com.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons today and July 20, 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 July 12 and 20, 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. Single householders making less then $20,000, or families of four making less than $40,000 qualify. The vouchers are offered through the Chatham County Public Health Department's Animal Control Division. Call the Chatham County Animal Shelter at 542-7203 for details or go to www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=109.
- A Pet First Aid class will be held July 18, 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. Dog and cat mannequins are provided.
- Sissy Nelson of Nelson's Equestrian Center, 2709 White Cross Road, Chapel Hill, offers horseback riding lessons and runs Horseplay, an afterschool 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 North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center on Nicks Road in Mebane offers horseback riding to adults and children with special needs. It also holds summer camps for children ages 5-12. http://www.nctrc-riders.org, 304-1009.
- Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program in Pittsboro offers riding lessons to the general public. The fees from these lessons help to support its programs for disabled children. www.headsuptrp.org, 542-6207.
- Spring Haven Stables offers summer riding camps for children ages 6-14. Contact Lori Crihfield at 201-5901, email@example.com or go to http://www.shstables.com.
- Avalon Farm, run by Liz Priestley and Peter Metzner, in Chapel Hill, 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 and is the home to the equestrian teams of Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. 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. Cindy McWilliams, equestrian director, can be contacted at 423-4123, email@example.com and art director Kim Greene can be contacted 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 July 7 and July 14 and July 28. Surgery date in Pittsboro date is July 15. 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. in Carrboro, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and at the Blue Ribbon Diner in Mebane on July 24, 5-7 p.m. Sessions may be cancelled if there is extreme heat. Adoptable animals will also be at Last Fridays in Hillsborough on July 25, 6-9 p.m. at the APS table. 304-2300, www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers. No experience required. Training is provided. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Call 304-1009 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Women's Intuitive Riding groups are forming at Blue Skies of Mapleview. Contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at www.blueskiesmapleview.us or 933-1444.
- The Pet Foster Network is a great resource for local animals and their people. www.petfoster.org
- 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.
- Proofs of purchase from Southern States Feed can be donated to the North Carolina 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 304-1049.
- Creative Learning About Wildlife Species (CLAWS) accepts 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 Kindra Mammone at email@example.com. www.nc-claws.org.
- Check out wildlife patients on the Piedmont Wildlife Center's web cam. www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/cliniccam.
- 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. Classes for adult dogs are 9:30-10:30 a.m., and classes for puppies are 11 a.m.-noon. Call 304-2300, ext. 233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $50 for four classes plus orientation.
- The Pet Foster Network has lesson plans to use with 3rd- and 4th-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. 304-2337.
- 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, who also teaches group and private lessons, is offered at the Helpline for Dogs at 929-9115.
- The Triangle Pet Rescue, www.trainglepetrescue.com, is a Web site with links for area rescues, shelter, lost or found animals, spay/neuter resources, and information about helping animals with behavior or special needs and pet loss among other things. There is also a nonprofit rescue fund (www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC445.html) that helps cover fees for veterinary care for Triangle animals so that they can be placed into a rescue or adoptive home.
- Interested in volunteering for the Orange County Animal Protection Society? Assist in animal socialization, dog training, and adopt-a-thons. Contact Katy McClure at 304-2300, ext. 221.
- Bayou Rescue is seeking volunteers and donations to support local Red Cross clients who have pets. Services provided include education and disaster preparedness plans, searching for lost pets after disasters, replacing pet items, providing assistance with boarding and assisting with veterinary bills for animals injured in disasters. E-mail email@example.com. www.bayourescue.org.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center Summer Day Camps for children 4-11 run through Aug. 8. Sessions run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and are 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 http://www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/campregcontact.pdf. Call 489-0900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chatham Animal Rescue and Education will hold its 5th Annual Burrito Bash with the Chatham County Concerned Bikers Association on Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. at Pittsboro's General Store. Tickets are $12 for a burrito dinner, and live music. There will be a silent and live auction. E-mail email@example.com or call Karen Sirls at 542-5757.
- Suzanne Clothier, author of the recent book "Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs," will be at the Orange County Animal Protection Society to give a seminar Sept. 20-21. Clothier has been working with animals professionally since 1977 and 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 3rd Annual Pig Pals of NC Festival on Oct. 4. Visit www.pigpals.com.
- Hillsborough's Blue Bayou, 106 S. Churton St., will hold a benefit concert for Orange County's Animal Protection Society on Aug. 3, 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Performers include the Lucy Sumner Band, The Monika Jaymes Band, Katherine Whalen and Blue Diablo.
- Mark your calendar for Orange County's Animal Protection Society fall events. The annual Jambalaya Jam will be on Oct. 18, and the annual Walk for Animal Protection at Southern Village will be on Nov. 1. 304-2300, ext. 229. hwww.animalprotectionsociety.org.
Contact Deborah Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 The Chapel Hill News