Visit Eagle booth at Woofstock for pics, contest info

Visit The Wichita Eagle booth Oct. 2 at Woofstock to meet Sparky, our Wichita Paws spokesdog, have a photo taken of you and your dog by an Eagle photojournalist, and find out how you can win $50 in our Howl-o-ween photo contest. We'll be there from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

'Black Tie and Tails' fundraiser for LAPP

Lifetime Animal Placement and Protection will hold its sixth annual "Black Tie and Tails" fundraising event on Sunday.

The "casually festive" fundraiser starts at 5 p.m. at Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley in Old Town.

Individual tickets are $45, or $340 for a table of eight. The cost includes dinner, a show and live and silent auctions.

Proceeds benefit LAPP, a no-kill shelter in Wichita.

For last-minute reservations, call 316-807-8473.

Garage sale today to help RETAIN

RETAIN, a local animal welfare group, is holding its 13th annual fall garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 615 S. Roosevelt.

Money raised will help pay for spaying and neutering of pets whose owners can't afford the surgeries.

Heart Bandits to hold microchip clinic today

Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue will hold a microchip clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Twin Rivers Apartments, 2303 N. Somerset (north of 21st and east of Amidon). 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

'Fire Walk' fundraiser to benefit LAPP

A fundraiser for Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, "Fire Walk for LAPP: Take a Walk on the Fire Side," will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Sedgwick County Extension Building, 7001 W. 21st St.

The fundraiser will feature "an internationally renowned fire-walking expert" and offer participants the chance to try fire-walking.

Participation starts at $50, or $20 just to watch. All proceeds will go to LAPP, a no-kill shelter in Wichita.

To sign up or for more information, go to

Compiled by Diane McCartney