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Pet briefs: Bunny Birthday Bash, dog washes in Bel Aire and El Dorado

Bunny TNT to celebrate its ninth birthday Sunday

Bunny TNT, a local club for people who own and love pet rabbits, invites the public to help celebrate its ninth birthday on Sunday.

The Birthday Bash, which starts at 2 p.m. in the lobby at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., will offer opportunities to pet bunnies, learn more about bunnies and their care, talk with a veterinarian, make a craft, and watch bunnies play and interact with one another. No admission fee is required. The group will also have bunnies available for adoption.

For more information, contact Joyce Gedraitis at 316-683-1122 or grandmabunnyep@yahoo.com.

Dog wash, microchip clinic Aug. 29 in El Dorado

Butler County Animal Response Team and Alex’s House Dog Rescue will team up for a fundraising dog wash and microchipping clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the El Dorado Fire Department at Station 2, 2600 W. Central in El Dorado.

Dogs will be bathed and towel-dried for $10, and nail trims also are available for $10 per dog. Money raised from the dog wash and nail trims will be used to purchase disaster response supplies for BuCART’s disaster response trailer.

Microchipping is $20 per pet and provided by Alex’s House Dog Rescue. Money raised from microchipping will benefit the rescue efforts of Alex’s House.

BuCART, a nonprofit group of volunteers under the supervision of Butler County Emergency Management, provides disaster response for companion animals in natural and man-made disasters in Butler County and the south-central region of the Kansas State Animal Response Team. The team also promotes the importance of having a disaster plan for pets and their families.

For more information on how to help, or how to become a disaster responder, contact Janell Jessup at jjessup.butlercocart@gmail.com or visit www.kssart.org.

Donate to pet food pantry at Bel Aire dog wash

Summer won’t be with us too much longer, and neither will the summer dog wash run by Responsible and Ethical Treatment of Animals in Neighborhoods. The weekly event, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 5, offers baths for canines for $5 outside Heartland Animal Hospital at 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire.

Proceeds go to help RETAIN, a nonprofit organization, pay to spay and neuter pets whose owners cannot afford the surgeries.

RETAIN is also collecting donations for the pet food pantry run by First Metropolitan Community Church. Dog and cat food, plus supplies like litter, collars, leashes and toys, brought to the dog wash will go to pet owners in need. Food must be in unopened packages with intact labels.

For more information, call 316-682-2249 or visit http://retainkansas.org or www.facebook.com/retainkansas.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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