Pet briefs (Jan. 5)

01/05/2013 7:43 AM

01/05/2013 8:03 AM

Free seminar to address puppy care

Janet Arnet, a veterinarian at Skaer Veterinary Clinic, will give a free wellness seminar, “New puppy for the ‘New Year,’” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The seminar at All Paws Pet Center, 1444 N. Maize Road, will help people decide if they’re ready for a puppy and will offer tips on housetraining and puppy care.

To make reservations or for more information, call 316-773-7297.

Free vet exams with donation to Humane Society

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 January with a donation for the Kansas Humane Society at the time of the office visit.

To see the KHS wish list, go to 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.

Cat show seeks entries of household pets

Cats need not be purebreds to compete in the Wichita Cat Fancy winter show Feb. 2 and 3 at the Cotillion.

People are urged to enter their nonregistered cats in the show’s household pet division, a category that celebrates the beauty of the everyday cat.

The entry fee is $25 per cat, and the deadline for entries is Jan. 30.

For more information and to receive an entry form, call 316-773-3964.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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