Paws to Taste 2013—Beer and wine tasting event to benefit Portage Animal Protective League will be held 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Fairways at Twin Lakes, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent. Tickets are $45 per person and will include a sampling of select wines, Great Lakes beers, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, silent auction and raffles. Reservations at 330-296-4022.
Tree of Life Celebration and Tree Lighting — AlterPet Inc. will hold its annual celebration of the companionship our pets offer us and honor memories of past pets at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 followed by pet blessing at 4:30 p.m., Gale’s Garden Center, corner of state Route 303 and West 130th St., Brunswick. For more information visit: www.AlterPet.org or call 330-321-6243.
Low-cost feline spay and neuter clinic —Appointments are available for low-cost spay and neuter through CHAP Inc.’s mobile clinic for cats from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the NEFCO building, 180 E. South St., Akron. Kittens and cats need to be at least 12 weeks old, in good health and weigh at least 3 pounds. Male cat neuter is $40 and female cat spay is $60. The clinic will also spay pregnant cats that are not too close to term for $70. Low-cost vaccines; flea, tapeworm and ear mite treatments; nail trimming and ear tipping for feral cats will also be available. Registration is required. Call 330-724-6181.