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  • Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 2:27 p.m.

‘Pawty’ at fitness center to benefit LAPP

Absolute Fitness LLC will host a “Pawty” on Saturday to benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, a local no-kill animal shelter.

The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zeal Fitness Studio, 841 N. Tyler Road. Cover charge is $10, with proceeds going to LAPP.

The “Pawty” will include mimosas and snacks, massages, a strength and cardio workout, stretching session and prize drawing. Body care products by Oils by Cerridwyn will be for sale, with 20 percent of profits going to LAPP.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hodges at 509-202-0587 or AbsoluteFitnessWichita@gmail.com.

Bunny TNT to hold birthday bash Sunday

Bunny TNT, a local club for people who own and love bunnies, will hold its annual Bunny Birthday Bash on Sunday.

The free event will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. It will include booths to teach about bunny care, a petting pen, an art activity and prizes.

For more information, contact Joyce Gedraitis at 316-683-1122 or grandmabunnyep@yahoo.com.

Dog washes to raise money for animal causes

Do you have a hot, dirty dog? Head for a local dog wash, where volunteers will get your dog clean and cool for a donation that will go to a worthy cause.

On Saturday, a dog wash at GreenAcres Market, 8141 E. 21st St., will benefit the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a $20 donation is requested. SCART is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival and welfare of animals during disasters in Sedgwick County and surrounding areas.

From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 31, weather permitting, volunteers from RETAIN will hold a dog wash outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire. For a requested donation of $4 for a small or medium-size dog and $5 for a large dog, volunteers will shampoo, rinse and towel off dogs. Proceeds go to Responsible and Ethical Treatment of Animals in Neighborhoods, a local group that helps pay for spay and neuter surgeries for pets whose owners can’t afford them.

Kennel club to hold low-cost microchip clinic

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

The cost is $20 per dog for those preregistered by Sept. 14 and $25 afterward. The fee includes implantation of the microchip by a licensed veterinarian and lifetime enrollment of the dog in the AKC Companion Animal Rescue database.

To preregister, e-mail wkcmicrochip@aol.com with your name, number of dogs and preferred time. For more information, call 316-650-0377.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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