• Holiday Paws Pantry — Pet food collection and distribution program for families in need. Unopened wet and dry dog and cat food can be donated at many North Canton businesses through Dec. 17. List of donation sites is available at www.facebook.com/HolidayPawsPantry. Sponsored by the Ad Lab and North Canton Chamber of Commerce.
• Rescue Animal Mp3 Project Holiday Open House — 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Holistic Pet Therapy Center, 7211 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Fundraiser featuring healing energy sessions and relaxation and energy balancing for people and pets. Includes training sessions with CleverPup101, hand-crafted dog biscuit tasting and holiday gifts. Online shopping available at www.RescueAnimalMp3.org/shoppingand www.shop.holisticvetpractice.com. Proceeds will go to help donate calming music to animal shelters. Call 330-266-2500 for reservations and information.
• Santa Paws — Photos with Santa and bake sale from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at One of a Kind Pets, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Kids, fur-kids, family and friends are welcome to have photos taken with Santa. Information at www.oneofakindpets.com.
• Cats Having Alterations Professionally Inc. (C.H.A.P. Inc.) — Low-cost mobile spay/neuter program for cats and kittens will be held Dec. 8 at 180 E. South St., Akron. Kittens need to be 12 weeks old, weigh at least 3 pounds and be in good health. Cost is $40 per male cat and $60 per female. Low-cost vaccines, flea/tapeworm/ear mite treatments, nail trimming and ear-tipping for feral cats will be available. Registration is required at 330-724-6181 for appointment.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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