Vet to speak Saturday on pets, disaster plans

03/24/2012 12:00 AM

03/22/2012 10:57 AM

Veterinarian Christen Skaer from Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold a free seminar on disaster preparedness at 2 p.m. March 24 at All Paws Pet Center, 1444 N. Maize Road.

Skaer, who after the 2007 Greensburg tornado, established the State Animal Response Team and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team to aid pets and their owners in disaster situations, will discuss disaster preparedness and how to include pets in your disaster plan.

Call 316-773-7297 to reserve a seat, or for more information, call 316-683-4641.

All Paws to offer CGC, therapy dog tests

All Paws Pets Center will hold Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31. The cost is $10 per team for the TDI test and $5 per dog for the CGC.

To register or for more information, call Pat Lebus at 316-393-6723.

Easter bunny? Choose chocolate

Bunny TNT has joined with two local candy-makers to help educate people about bunnies and to raise money for the rabbit rescue group.

Through April 7, Cero’s Candies, 1108 E. Douglas, will sell bunny pins with a chocolate bunny for $3.50, and Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, 2132 N. Rock Road, Suite 100, will have bunny candy for $2.50 and a two-piece box including bunny candy for $5.

Bunny TNT and the national Make Mine Chocolate campaign remind people that bunnies, social but often fragile creatures, do not make good pets for small children. If you’re looking for a bunny as an Easter gift for a child, they urge you to make it a stuffed or chocolate bunny.

For more information, call Joyce or John Gedraitis with Bunny TNT at 316-683-1122 or visit http://www.makeminechocolate.org.

Cowley County Humane Society wine-tasting, auction is April 14

Cowley County Humane Society will hold its annual wine-tasting benefit auction, “Peace, Love, and Paws,” April 14 at Baden Square in Winfield.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 for food, wine and fun, with all proceeds going to help the 3,000 animals that come through the doors at CCHS yearly. Dress is casual, yet if you want to groove out, dig out your ’60s and ’70s gear and get in the mood. Kenny DiVall is the wine host, and food and wine will be served by CCHS volunteers.

Tickets are available online at cowleycountyhumanesociety.org, and seating is limited. For more information, call 620-442-1698 or 620-221-1698.

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