Pet briefs (May 24, 2014)

05/24/2014 12:00 AM

05/22/2014 4:32 PM

Augusta store to hold adoption event, microchip clinic

The Tractor Supply Co. in Augusta will host animal-related activities, including a pet adoption event and a low-cost microchip clinic, next week at the store, 10025 SW Diamond Road.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through June 1, Hedrick’s Educational Exotic Petting Zoo will have a hands-on exhibit at the site with a variety of animals for guests to see, touch and feed. Admission is $1 per person. Camel rides will be offered for $7 per rider.

On May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Hickory Hollow Animal Refuge Foundation and Alex’s House Pet Rescue, based out of Leon, will be on site with adoptable pets looking for homes. Microchipping of pets will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $15.

For more information, call store manager Donna O’Gorman at 316-775-6410.

Seminar to address pets’ itching, scratching

Do you have an itchy pet that’s always scratching? A free seminar at Skaer Veterinary Clinic on May 31 will answer questions about allergies, parasites or other reasons why dogs and cats may scratch themselves.

The meeting starts at 1:15 at the clinic, 404 S. Edgemoor, and will address causes of itching and scratching as well as how to bring comfort to your pet.

To register or for more information, call 316-683-4641, e-mail or visit

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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