Pets

Free cat, kitten adoptions at KHS

With more than 75 cats and kittens available for adoption, the Kansas Humane Society is hosting a special promotion today — free cats and kittens from 2 to 4 p.m.

Free adoptions will be offered on a first come, first served basis until all felines are adopted or until 4 p.m. There is a limit of two cat adoptions per household.

The cats have been spayed or neutered and have received necessary exams and vaccinations, as well as microchips. Each adoption comes with 30-day pet insurance and a 5-pound bag of Science Diet food.

To adopt a cat or kitten, visit the Humane Society at 3313 N. Hillside, call 316-524-9196 or visit www.kshumane.org for more information.

'Mission Pawsible' fundraiser tonight

"Mission Pawsible," a fundraiser for the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team, is from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Farm Credit Bank Building, 245 N. Waco.

The event will include music, wine, tapas and a silent auction. Tickets are $32.50 if purchased in advance at the SCART website — http://sedgwickcoart.org — or $35 at the door.

Proceeds go to SCART, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival and welfare of animals during natural and manmade disasters in the Sedgwick County area.

Donations will help provide temporary shelter, food and supplies for pets during a disaster and trained volunteers to operate the shelter.

Dog wash for a good cause starts today

Fans of the RETAIN summer dog wash will be happy to know that the service is back for the season, starting today.

Every Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. through Sept. 3, 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 from the dog wash, held outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire, go to RETAIN, a local group that helps pay for spay and neuter surgeries for pets whose owners can't afford them.

Dog clubs to hold matches today

The Wichita Kennel Club and Wichita Dog Training Club are teaming up to put on a conformation and obedience fun match today at the WKC building, 3448 N. Emporia.

The conformation match is open to all AKC breeds, AKC Miscellaneous Class breeds and Foundation Stock Service breeds. Entry fees are $10. Judging starts at 10 a.m.

The obedience match starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all dogs. The events are free for spectators.

For more information on the conformation match, contact Leanne Chase at 316-788-7616 or lrc4620@aol.com or go to www.wichitakennelclub.com.

For information on the obedience match, contact Doralynn Wheatley at kimdora@sbcglobal.net. Compiled by Diane McCartney

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