Pet briefs (July 12)

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07/11/2014 10:05 AM

Program to discuss animal issues in Kansas

Friends of Felines KS, a local group that advocates for cats, will host a free presentation July 18 to discuss animal issues and help people learn what they can do for animals in Kansas.

Midge Grinstead, Kansas state director for the Humane Society of the United States, will cover what is needed to be an effective advocate for animals. Discussion will include the roles of residents in changing animal welfare laws in the state, how a bill becomes a law, what influences a legislator, what animal-related bills and issues are being considered by the Kansas Legislature, and what people can do to get them passed.

The event is 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside. Registration is not required.

Veterinarian to discuss vaccines at Wichita Kennel Club meeting

Vaccines for pets will be the topic of a program Monday at the monthly meeting of the Wichita Kennel Club.

Veterinarian Garry Cowan will speak on vaccines. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 3448 N. Emporia, and is open to the public.

For more information, call 316-655-8517.

Dog washes available Saturdays in Bel Aire

Could your dog use a bath? Take your pet to the RETAIN summer dog wash on Saturday, where volunteers will do the dirty work and your donation will go to a worthy cause.

From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30, weather permitting, volunteers will wash dogs for $5 outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire.

Proceeds 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.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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