Event to aid Cowley County Humane Society

04/04/2014 9:23 AM

04/04/2014 9:23 AM

Event to aid Cowley County Humane Society

Cowley County Humane Society will host its 10th annual “Wizard of Pawz” tasting and auction benefit on April 12.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St. in Winfield. Doors open at 6:30.

Tickets are $20, available at www.cowleycountyhumanesociety.org.

Included in the price are 10 courses of wine, beer, cocktails and finger food. Silent and live auctions, as well as a raffle, will feature many unique items.

Check CCHS’s Facebook page for updates and a link to an auction item guide.

Southern Winds horse rescue to hold open house

People can meet horses available for adoption and add to their horse care knowledge when Southern Winds Equine Rescue holds an open house April 19 at 4447 2nd Road in Udall.

The fundraising event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a farrier program by Richard Clower, a program by veterinarian Jessica Harrison and a presentation on chiropractic benefits for horses by Brian Dopps.

Riders will show the adoptable horses so visitors can see the level of training they have. Southern Winds founder Victor McMullen and volunteers will be on hand to talk about the history of the rescue and share success stories.

Tours of the facility will be offered throughout the day, and a silent auction will raise funds for the rescue. Free refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 316-858-3233 or visit www.southernwindsequinerescue.org.

Bunny club, candy shops say ‘Make Mine Chocolate’

Bunny TNT, a local club for people who own and love rabbits, has joined with Cero’s Candies and Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates to help get out the message that live bunnies do not make good Easter presents.

The Wichita stores are offering chocolate bunnies as an alternative, and proceeds from the sales will help with Bunny TNT’s rabbit rescue and educational efforts.

Cero’s, at 3429 E. Douglas, will sell chocolate bunnies for $2.50, and Cocoa Dolce, at 2132 N. Rock Road, Suite 100, will offer fancy bunny candy in milk chocolate or dark chocolate for $3.50. These items will be available through April 20.

Bunny TNT wants to educate the public about rabbits so people will think twice before buying a live bunny for Easter. Rabbits are not low-maintenance animals but are highly social creatures, the club said in a news release. They need an appropriate hay-based diet and care by a bunny-savvy veterinarian. Properly cared for, a rabbit can live more than 10 years.

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

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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