Published: Aug 03, 2008 10:03 AM
Modified: Aug 03, 2008 10:03 AM
- Today from 4-8 p.m., the Blue Bayou, 106 S. Churton St., Hillsborough, will hold a benefit concert for Orange County's Animal Protection Society. Tickets are $15.
- Chatham Animal Rescue and Education will hold its annual Burrito Bash with the Chatham County Concerned Bikers Association on Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. at General Store in Pittsboro. $12. Eemail@example.com or call Karen Sirls at 542-5757.
- "Playing Well with Others," a dog language and behavior workshop, will be taught by Jenn Merritt, certified pet dog trainer, on Aug. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Orange County Animal Protection Society. firstname.lastname@example.org, 357-5396.
- Low-cost, one-year rabies vaccinations will be offered Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Call 967-7383.
- Volunteer orientation at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is scheduled for Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Volunteer training is Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 967-7383, email@example.com.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons Aug. 10, 17, and 24, 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 Aug. 10, 16, 17, and 24, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A Pet First Aid class will be offered Aug. 22, 6 p.m., at the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross at 101 Ephesus Church Road, Suite B. Cost is $35 and 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.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low cost spay/neuter and pet wellness services. Chapel Hill surgery date is Aug. 25. Pittsboro surgery date is Aug. 26. Call 942-2250 for appointment. http://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 Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes on Saturdays for adult dogs, 9:30-10:30 a.m., and for puppies, 11 a.m.-noon. 304-2300, ext. 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $50 for four classes plus orientation.
- 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 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.
- nInterested in volunteering for the Orange County Animal Protection Society? Assist in animal socialization, dog training, and adoptathons. Contact Katy McClure at 304-2300, ext. 221.
- nBayou Rescue is seeking volunteers and donations to support local Red Cross clients who have pets. Services provided by this non-profit include education and disaster preparedness plans, searching for pets who are lost during disasters, replacing pet items destroyed, providing assistance with boarding while the family seeks to relocate, and assisting with veterinary bills for animals injured in disaster. Volunteers re needed to help with case management, fundraising, and community outreach. Email email@example.com. hwww.bayourescue.org.
- nChildren will learn a natural approach to all things horse, including riding, at Blue Skies Afterschool Horseback riding Program that begins Sept. 2. Students 8-18 meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoons on a weekly basis. Contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at 933-1444. www.blueskiesmapleview.us.
- nSuzanne Clothier, author of the recent book "Bones would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs," will give a seminar at the Orange County Animal Protection Society on Sept. 20-21. Cost is $200. Details are at www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- nKinesiology teacher Larry Green will offer a hands-on workshop Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Blue Skies of Mapleview farm. Participants will learn muscle testing with horses, emotional freedom technique and goal balancing and other healing modalities for animals. www.blueskiesmapleview.com, or contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at 933-1444.
- nJenn Merritt will teach reward-based dog training classes at Meadowmont beginning Sept. 17 and at Mebane's Bed and Bone (TBA). See http://www.bluedogk9.com for a schedule. 357-5396.
- nVendors with animal related art and products are needed for the 3rd Annual Pig Pals of NC Festival, Oct. 4. Visit http://www.pigpals.com.
- nThe Orange County's Animal Protection Society's 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. www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
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