Pet costume contest Sunday at Atwoods

Atwoods in Park City will hold its 14th annual pet costume contest starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. The store is at 6235 N. Broadway.

Any pet is eligible to enter, but all must be leashed or otherwise contained. Pets will be judged on their costumes in three weight categories; there will also be a Grand Champion and Manager's Choice. Sponsors have donated more than $9,500 in pet supplies for prizes.

For more information, call 316-744-8888.

Andover vet clinic to discuss vaccines

Andover Veterinary Clinic will hold a presentation on "Vaccines and Controversy in the Veterinary Community" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The presentation, by veterinarian Tim Harmon, is about keeping your pet safe, the science behind the changing frequency of vaccines, and new technology that makes vaccines safer and more effective.

Andover Veterinary Clinic is at 517 W. Central in Andover. For more information, call 316-733-0701.

Halloween Open House at Skaer clinic

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold a Halloween Open House from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at 404 S. Edgemoor (one block north of Kellogg).

Pets are encouraged to come in costume to have pictures taken and be judged by KSN's Leon Smitherman.

Food and goodies for pets and owners will be available, as well as opportunities for education in subjects such as pet obesity, home dental care, surgeries and common parasites.

For more information, call Celia at 316-683-4641 or go online to

'Owl-oween' at Eagle Valley Raptor Center

Eagle Valley Raptor Center will hold a special "Owl-oween" fundraising event at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring a bonfire and Native American storytelling with Eugene Cameron from the Southern Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Attendees are asked to bring a blanket and a flashlight.

A donation of $5 is requested for the event. Proceeds will help provide food for the center's resident birds and injured birds it will take in this winter. The center is at 927 N. 343rd St. West in Cheney.

To make a reservation, call 316-393-0710 or e-mail by Wednesday.

Compiled by Diane McCartney