Pets

Pet briefs for Aug. 22

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. Sixth 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, $20 per pet, is 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.

Petpalooza to benefit Cowley County shelter

Cowley County Humane Society will hold its second annual Petpalooza event on Sept. 12 at Black Creek Park in Winfield.

All well-behaved dogs and their families are invited to attend (dogs must be current on rabies vaccination). Admission is free.

Festivities start at 10 a.m. and include off-leash dog parks, vendors, a cake walk, raffles, ring-toss, face painting, doggie art, a photographer, demonstrations and contests. Creekstone cheeseburger or hot dog meals will be available for $5 starting at 11. Adoptable shelter dogs will also be at the event.

All proceeds benefit the shelter.

For more information, visit www.cowleycountyhumanesociety.org or the shelter’s Facebook page.

Wichita Kennel Club to offer low-cost microchip clinic

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Wichita Kennel Club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

The cost is $20 per dog for those preregistered by Sept. 12 and $25 afterward. The fee includes implantation of the microchip by a licensed veterinarian and lifetime enrollment of the dog in the AKC Reunite database.

To preregister, e-mail wkcmicrochip@aol.com with your name, number of dogs and preferred time. For more information, call 316-650-8463.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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