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Area pet news briefs

By Kathy Antoniotti, Beacon Journal staff writer Published: February 11, 2013

• Congratulations to Keating — The yellow Lab was fostered by Norton couple Terry and Carol Hamilton while he was on his road to becoming a Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog. The Hamiltons recently attended Keating’s graduation in New York and met his new partner, the woman he will be assisting as a newly appointed guide dog.

• My Furry Valentine — The Portage Animal Protective League’s adoption event will be held Feb. 15-16 at the agency at 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna. Adopters will receive a $14 discount on cats, which are regularly $50, and dogs, normally $150. All adopted dogs and cats are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, checked for appropriate diseases and free of fleas and worms. Many are microchipped and have been treated for other medical issues.

Kathy Antoniotti writes about pets for the Akron Beacon Journal. She is unable to help locate, place or provide medical attention for an individual animal. If you have an idea or question about pets, write her at the Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640; call 330-996-3565; or send an email to

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