February 20, 2014

Pet briefs (Feb. 22, 2014)

Wichita Kennel Club will present a Meet the Breeds event March 2 in the foyer at Century II.

Meet the Breeds March 2 at Century II

Wichita Kennel Club will present a Meet the Breeds event March 2 in the foyer at Century II.

Twenty to 25 breeds of dogs will be represented at the fourth annual event, which allows people to learn about different breeds and which might be the best fit for their family. People are free to pet the dogs and ask questions of the owners.

Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

Clinic to provide pet services for homeless

The Sedgwick County Animal Response Team, in cooperation with Inter-Faith Ministries, will hold a pet wellness clinic March 8 for pets and their owners affected by homelessness.

The clinic, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 841 N. Broadway, will serve as a practice drill for SCART volunteers and offer free wellness exams, vaccinations and city licenses for pets whose owners are homeless. Exams will be provided by licensed veterinarians, and all services are free. Service is limited to dogs and cats.

Spay-Neuter Kansas will provide vouchers and set up appointments for pet sterilization.

Service is by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 316-263-0006.

Dog rescue group to hold microchip clinics

Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue will hold microchip clinics Saturday and March 15 to raise money for medical supplies.

The clinics will be from noon to 3 p.m. at Ks Petite Paws, 9360 W. Central. The fee is $25. The brand of microchips used will be 24PetWatch.

Owners must bring proof of current vaccinations – rabies and distemper – for the dog and proof of ownership: owner’s name on veterinary records, adoption papers or purchase papers.

Eskies available for adoption will be at the clinics to meet the public.

For more information, call 316-617-9363 or 316-617-4164 and ask for Marilyn or La Vae.

Veterinarian to address feral cat health

Friends of Felines will host a free presentation, “How to Keep Your Feral Cat Colony Healthy,” at 2 p.m. March 15.

The event is at Pioneer Balloon Co., 5000 E. 29th St. North, across from the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex. Doors open at 1 p.m.

The presentation, by veterinarian Sherry Ibrahim, will include topics such as how to treat cold symptoms, flea control, nutrition, rabies and a Q & A.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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