Pet food drive to aid K-9 Karma

12/15/2012 7:51 AM

12/15/2012 7:53 AM

Pet food drive to aid K-9 Karma

K-9 Karma Animal Advocates, a Wichita-based dog rescue and adoption group, will participate in a food drive for dogs Saturday at All Paws Pet Centers in Wichita and Derby.

The food drive, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by New York Life agent Gabriel Markley and will collect pet food and money to help feed homeless and hungry dogs in the Wichita area. Financial assistance or donations of any unopened, unexpired, quality wet or dry dog food will be accepted at All Paws stores at 1444 N. Maize Road; 2250 N. Rock Road, Suite 110; and 1821 E. Madison Ave. in Derby.

The food will go to dogs in K-9 Karma’s rescue program or to families for whom extra help feeding a pet can make the difference in whether or not they have to give up the pet.

For more information, go to www.ksdogrescue.com/rescue.

Pet holiday photos to raise money for groups

Santa Paws is coming to town, posing for photos with pets and raising money for local animal welfare organizations.

On Saturday and Sunday, Santa will be at PetSmart West, 533 S. Tracy, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to K-9 Karma Animal Advocates. Money raised will help the all-volunteer nonprofit group provide medical care for homeless dogs in the program.

On Sunday, Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue will be offering holiday pet pictures from 1 to 5 p.m. at Petite Paws Small Dog Grooming Salon, 9340 W. Central.

Twenty-five dollars buys two 4x6 photos, a holiday bandanna and two special greeting cards for sending photos.

Bring your own costumes. Proceeds will benefit Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue.

For more information, call 316-617-9363 or e-mail EskieHouse@cox.net.

Free pet exams with donations to KHS

To celebrate the holidays and the new year, Willowbend Animal Hospital, 7606 E. 37th St. North, is offering a complimentary initial examination for pets through December with a donation for the Kansas Humane Society at the time of the office visit.

To see the KHS wish list, go to www.kshumane.org and click on “Donate,” then “Our Wish List.”

Other items needed are hot dogs, soft dog treats, interactive cat toys (fishing pole-type toys and scratchers), kitten formula, small exercise pens for puppies and puppy house-training pads. The shelter does not need peanut butter or singular cat toys like balls or mice. In lieu of specific items, cash donations are also accepted.

For more information, call 316-854-9271.

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