Published: Sep 06, 2008 08:27 PM
Modified: Sep 06, 2008 08:26 PM
This is Moses. Moses and Chopper are brothers who need a foster home for at least 10 months. Their owner is in the military and is being deployed to Kuwait in mid-September. His wife and their six-month old daughter will move temporarily, but they cant bring their dogs. The family will pay all expenses for the dogs and will want to take possession of them again when the deployment ends. Call (757) 284-7665 or e-mail email@example.com
- Weaver Street Market in Carrboro will host a volunteer fair that will include some animal-related groups Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Adoptable animals from the Orange County Animal Protection Society will be at Phydeaux, 400-A1 S. Elliott Road, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Last Fridays in Hillsborough on Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
- The fall session of Orange County Animal Protection Society dog training classes begins Sept. 15. www.animalprotectionsociety.org. 304-2300, ext. 233.
- Barbara Long will teach the following canine classes at Carolina Meadows: Dog Tricks, beginning Sept. 18 for four weeks ($45); Canine Good Citizen, beginning Oct. 29 for six weeks ($65); and Therapy Dog, beginning Oct. 29 for six weeks ($65). 370-7158, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WCHL will hold a live radio show on Sept. 19, noon-2 p.m. at Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic, 104 N.C. 54. Orange County Animal Services will accept donations for shelter animals and talk about adoptable animals.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center will offer school intersession camps for ages 5-11, Sept. 22-26, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, Nov. 3-7, Nov. 10-14, Dec. 15-19 and Dec. 22-24. www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org. 489-0900.
- The annual Dog Show Expo will be held Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hank Anderson Park dog park on N.C. 54 in Carrboro. Exhibits, educational presentations, concessions, trainers and veterinarians. Four Paws Animal Clinic will microchip and Bayou Rescue will take pet photos.
- Bayou Rescue and the Orange County Animal Shelter will participate in the Orange County Emergency Services Disaster Preparedness Fair on Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Hillsborough, 501 Hampton Point.
- Low-cost, one-year rabies vaccinations will be offered Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Additional clinics will be held Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-noon at the shelter and 1-3 p.m. at the Government Services Annex Parking Lot at 208 South Cameron Street in Hillsborough. Both of these will offer one- and three-year vaccinations. Cost is $5 cash. Call 967-7383.
- Suzanne Clothier, author of "Bones would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs," will give a seminar at the Orange County Animal Protection Society Sept. 20-21. Cost is $200. www.animalprotectionsociety.org.
- The Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), a non-profit mobile unit, offers low-cost spay/neuter services. For feral cats, a program offers everything related to surgery, pain meds and vaccines for $50. www.snap-nc.org, email@example.com, 783-7627.
- An AKC agility trial for dogs will be held Oct. 3-4, and a USDAA agility trial for dogs will be held on Oct. 11-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Pet Behavior Help, 5314 Farrington Road. Spectators are welcome. Registration begins Oct. 1 for fall classes. www.petbehaviorhelp.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-2010.
- Volunteers are needed at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 967-7383.
- A Dog First Aid class will be offered Sept. 19, 6-10 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.
- 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. 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. www.nctrc-riders.org, 304-1009.
- Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program in Pittsboro offers riding lessons to the general public. www.headsuptrp.org, 542-6207.
- Avalon Farm offers horseback riding lessons to children and adults, as well as leadership and personal development workshops 967-7818, email@example.com.
- Echo Creek Riding Academy in Hillsborough offers lessons, camps, workshops and clinics for riders of all ages. Contact 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. http://www.thebrighthorse.com. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 423-4123.
- Pet Overpopulation Patrol, a mobile clinic, offers low cost spay/neuter and pet wellness services. Chapel Hill surgery dates are Sept. 15, 22 and 29. Pittsboro date date is Sept. 16. Call 942-2250. www.pop-nc.com.
- Volunteer training for The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center is scheduled for Sept. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. www.nctrc-riders.org, 304-1009, ProgramDirector@nctrc-riders.org.
- The Women's Intuitive Riding group is an 11-week course at Blue Skies of Mapleview. Call 933-1444 or see www.blueskiesmapleview.us.
- Carolina Meadows is in need of dog therapy team volunteers to visit its long-term care nursing residents. Call 370-7158 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Turn your pet photo into a work of art and help Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary. www.digitalgraphicsandmore.com, 304-1049.
- Creative Learning About Wildlife Species, CLAWS, gives educational programs and is part of the service learning hours program for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district. 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. 542-5757, www.chathamanimalrescue.org.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society offers Lifeskills rolling admission obedience classes on Saturdays. Breed Handling is offered on Tuesday nights, 8-9 p.m. 304-2300, ext. 233, or e-mail email@example.com. Cost is $50.
- 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. hwww.animalkind.org, 870-1660.
- 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, shelters, lost and found animals, spay/neuter resources, and information about helping animals with behavior or special needs and pet loss, among other things.
- The Orange County Animal Protection Society needs volunteers to assist in animal socialization, dog training, and adopt-a-thons. 304-2300, ext. 221.
- Bayou Rescue seeks volunteers and donations to support local Red Cross clients who have pets. Volunteers needed to help with case management, fundraising and outreach. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bayourescue.org.
- Children learn a natural approach to all things horse at Blue Skies Afterschool Horseback riding program. Students 8-18 meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoons. www.blueskiesmapleview.us, 933-1444.
- Jenn Merritt will teach reward-based dog training classes at Meadowmont on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 24, and on Saturdays starting Sept. 27. http://www.bluedogk9.com.Call 357-5396 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Vendors with animal-related art and products are needed for the 3rd Annual Pig Pals of NC Festival, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m. Visit www.pigpals.com.
- Wisdom of the Horses Level II is being offered to people who have completed an animal communications course with Carol de Poix or elsewhere, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Blue Skies of Mapleview, 3609 Pasture Road, Hillsborough. Cost is $180. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Orange County's Animal Protection Society will hold its annual Jambalaya Jam 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.
- The Orange County Health Department will hold Community Emergency Response Team training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 21. One component is animal care and protection. www.co.orange.nc.us/health/CERTProgram.asp.
- Horse and livestock owners are invited to a pasture renovation and grazing management meeting on Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Schley Grange, 3416 Schley Road in Hillsborough. Call 245-2050 by Sept. 15 to register.
- Independent Animal Rescue will hold dog adopt-a-thons Sept. 14 and 28, 2-4 p.m., at PetSmart in Patterson Place. Adoptable IAR cats can be seen every day when the PetSmart is open and at adopt-a-thons today and Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 28, 1-5 p.m. www.animalrescue.net, email@example.com.
- Kinesiology teacher Larry Green will offer a hands-on workshop Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Blue Skies of Mapleview Farm. www.blueskiesmapleview.com, or contact Deborah Pearson-Moyers at 933-1444.
- Foster homes are needed for pot-bellied pigs. Pig Pals of NC, a nonprofit rescue and adoption program, provides medical care for foster pigs. Donations of large-sized dog crates are needed, as well as volunteers. Contact Penny Shumaker Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-7762. www.pigpals.com.
- Chatham County Animal Control will host World Animal Day Oct. 4. Rabies vaccination clinic, spay/neuter voucher sales, adoptions and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the animal shelter off U.S. 64, five miles west of Pittsboro. SNAP-NC will conduct spays/neuters. Make an appointment at 783-7267 or at www.snap-nc.org. 542-7203.
- The Goathouse Refuge at 680 Alton Alston Road in Pittsboro, has cats and kittens seeking homes. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are also needed. www.goathouserefuge.org. 542-6815.
- Hummingbird Farm, a Pittsboro animal sanctuary, will host volunteer workdays on Sept. 13 and 27, 9 a.m.-noon. Clean-up, gardening, trail clearing. 742-5929.
- Piedmont Wildlife Center's gala and auction fundraiser will be on Nov. 22, 5-10 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/auction or call 489-0900.
- Chatham Animal Rescue and Education will hold its 7th Annual Woof-A Palooza dog walk Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. www.chathamanimalrescue.org, email@example.com, 542-5757.
- Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports needs volunteers to take animals from high-kill shelters and neglectful situations to approved rescues and homes. but www.freedomtraintransports.com.
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