KansasKatz TICA cat show today, Sunday

"In the Land of Ahhs and Purrs," a cat show sponsored by the KansasKatz Cat Club and The International Cat Association, is today and Sunday at the Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, 915 E. 53rd St. North.

The show will feature rare and exotic breeds including Bengals, Savannahs and Pixiebobs, plus household pets. Vendors will have cat-related items for sale, and the Kansas Humane Society will have cats available for adoption.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and older, free for children under 3.

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Half-price adoptions for public service workers today at KHS

In appreciation of the work performed by people in public service, the Kansas Humane Society is offering 50 percent off adoptions today with the presentation of a city, county, state, federal or military ID.

This event also supports the Humane Society's efforts to win the ASPCA $100K Challenge.

KHS is the only Kansas competitor in the challenge, competing against 46 other animal shelters across the country to adopt 300 more animals — during the months of August, September and October — than over the same three-month period in 2009.

The shelter that adopts the most animals will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its lifesaving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the shelter that engages the largest number of community members in helping to save more lives.

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Microchip clinics today in Wichita, Derby

Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue will hold two microchip clinics today: one from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco east at 3050 N. Rock Road, and another from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Petco in Derby. Look for the dark maroon truck with matching topper.

The cost is $25 cash. Dogs older than 6 months must have proof of rabies vaccination.

For more information, call 316-617-9363 or e-mail

Compiled by Diane McCartney