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By By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: January 21, 2013

• Feral Cat Seminar — One of a Kind Pet Rescue is sponsoring a workshop on the humane control of feral cat populations. Trap-Neuter-Return: How to Manage a Feral Cat Colony is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the agency’s adoption center, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Toby Franks from Franks Ferals will lead the program. Registration is not required to attend and there is no charge for the workshop. Donations to the One of a Kind Feral Cat Fund are appreciated. Call 330-865-6200 for more information.

• Feed Nature Realm Creatures — Join Naturalist Renell Simrau in preparing food and feeding an American toad and garter snake at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron, at noon Jan. 27 and the tiger salamander and brown snake on Feb. 10. The events are appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older. The free classes last about 45 minutes. Registration is required by calling 330-865-8065.

• 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — More than 3,200 dogs representing 187 breeds will compete in the televised show from Madison Square Garden at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 on CNBC and 8 p.m. Feb. 12 on USA Network.

• Fairytales & Frogs — Cleveland Metoparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, will sponsor the event to be held in the RainForest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18. The event is free with admission to the zoo with a paid adult admission, and limited to children 11 and younger. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed as a princess, prince or a frog.

• Animal nutrition clinic — Learn about feed products and animal nutrition at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds sponsored by Smith Brothers Inc. To attend, RSVP to

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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