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Pet briefs: Canine Candyland, Hugs for Hugo

  • Published Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 7:39 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 7:46 a.m.

Canine Candyland to raise money for KHS

Canine Candyland, a fashion show and benefit for the Kansas Humane Society, is set for 6 to 10 p.m. April 14 at Doc Howard’s Lounge, 252 N. Mosley.

Last year’s event at the Kansas Humane Society drew so many people, a larger venue was needed, said Patrick Lomantini, owner of Lomantini the Salon and founder of BarkAID, sponsor of the show.

Canine Candyland will feature models presenting the latest styles in clothing and hairstyling. The Wichita Wings Angels and Wichita Wildthings also will perform. Free appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.

BarkAID was created in 2010 with a mission of raising funds and awareness for homeless animals.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at the Kansas Humane Society’s retail store, 3313 N. Hillside, or on the KHS website, kshumane.org. For more information, call 316-640-4995.

Cowley County offers tax-relief adoption specials

Cowley County Humane Society is offering “tax-relief” adoption specials April 16-18.

The fee to adopt a kitten or puppy is $15, and adult dogs and cats are free these two days only.

CCHS, at 7648 222nd Road in Winfield, is open to the public from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For more information, call 620-442-1698 or 620-221-1698 or visit cowleycountyhumanesociety.org.

‘Hugs for Hugo’ April 19 at Loony Bin

Save the Giants, a nonprofit organization that rescues giant-breed dogs, will hold a “Hugs for Hugo” fundraising event April 19 at the Loony Bin, 6140 E. 21st St.

The comedy show, which features John Roy, starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7. The cost is $7, with all proceeds going to help pay medical costs for Hugo, a 2-year-old Great Dane that was rescued from a shelter and is recovering from pneumonia.

Tickets can be purchased online at loonybincomedy.com/wichita or by calling 316-618-HAHA. Donations will also be accepted at the Loony Bin, Mrs. O’Leary’s Mercantile, 126 N. Mead, and online at FundRazr: http://goo.gl/jNymb.

For more information, visit savethegiants.com.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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