June 15, 2013

Pet briefs: Dog washes, garage sales

Fans of the RETAIN summer dog wash will be glad to know that the service is back for the season, starting Saturday.

Dog wash to benefit RETAIN starts Saturday

Fans of the RETAIN summer dog wash will be glad to know that the service is back for the season, starting Saturday.

Every Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. through Sept. 7, weather permitting, volunteers will shampoo, rinse and towel off dogs for a requested donation of $4 for a small or medium-sized dog and $5 for a large dog.

Proceeds from the dog wash, held outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire, 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.

Skaer Veterinary Clinic to hold open house Saturday

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 404 S. Edgemoor.

People and their pets are invited to tour the facility, learn about new products and enjoy treats.

For more information, go to

Garage sale to help K-9 Karma Dog Rescue

A garage sale to benefit K-9 Karma Dog Rescue and Animal Advocacy Group will be held Saturday at 3929 S. Gilda Circle, near MacArthur and South Hoover Road.

All proceeds will go to help provide medical care and maintenance for K-9 Karma’s rescue dogs.

For more information about K-9 Karma, a non-profit, all-breed rescue, go to

Fundraiser for LAPP invites people and pets

Mel Hambelton Ford will host a fundraiser Saturday to benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dealership, 11771 W. Kellogg. It will feature free food and activities for families and dogs, including contests, grooming, agility, a microchip clinic, face painting and paw painting.

All proceeds go to LAPP, a local nonprofit animal rescue and adoption kennel.

Tickets on sale for Mission Pawsible fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for Mission Pawsible, a June 22 benefit for the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team.

The event, which includes live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and silent and live auctions, is from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Forum Theatre, 147 S. Hillside.

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at

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