Pets

Miniature horse show continues today, Sunday

The American Miniature Horse Association's central region show continues today and Sunday at the Kansas Coliseum pavilions, 85th Street North off I-135.

More than 200 miniature horses from across the nation will be on display, taking part in activities such as jumping, driving and navigating obstacles.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.amha.org.

Cowley County celebrates birthday

Cowley County Humane Society, 7648 222nd Road in Winfield, is celebrating its seventh birthday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

To celebrate, CCHS is waiving all fees on adult cats, and kittens are only $40. Adoption fees on dogs will also be discounted.

As at all birthday parties, gifts are appreciated. The wish list includes: canned cat and dog food, cleaning supplies, copy paper, new collars and leashes, cat toys, bedding and towels. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

To see adoptable animals, go to cowleycountyhumanesociety.org. For more information, call 620-221-1698 or 620-442-1698.

Show and Go event Sunday in Winfield

South Central Kansas Kennel Club will host a Show and Go obedience and rally event for dogs in Winfield on Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.

Obedience and rally rings will be set up in Barn 4 of the Winfield Fairgrounds. Entries will be taken the day of the show between 7:30 and 11 a.m. Pre-entries are not necessary.

For information on fees and directions to the fairgrounds, see the club website: http://sckkc.tripod.com. Spectators are welcome, but only dogs entered should come in the building.

Dog swim Monday at College Hill pool

The Kansas Humane Society and College Hill Pool, at 304 S. Circle Drive, invite all dogs to try wading, paddling, swimming or diving during their Dogs Days of Summer event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Admission is a donation of $10 per dog (limit two dogs per owner), with proceeds benefiting the Kansas Humane Society. Attendees will also get free dog treats from Bradley's Bones and help support our efforts to win the ASPCA $100K Challenge.

Contests include long jump, Frisbee catch and largest and smallest dog.

All dogs must be leashed when not in the pool or participating in contests and current on all vaccinations, including rabies.

RETAIN dog wash open for business

The RETAIN dog wash is open for business at Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire.

Today and every Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. through Sept. 4, weather permitting, volunteers will shampoo, rinse and towel off dogs for a requested donation of $4 for a small or medium-sized dog and $5 for a large dog.

Proceeds go to RETAIN, a local group that helps pay to spay and neuter pets whose owners can't afford the surgeries.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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