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Portage APL adoptable of the week

By Published: September 27, 2013

From the Portage County Animal Protection League:

OH HENRY! It's your time to shine. Remember Henry, the Beagle that was hit by a car on Labor Day weekend? The result was Henry having his left front leg amputated. This didn't slow Henry down, and his recovery has been remarkable! After his surgery, Henry met and fell in love with a Beagle named Lady. Sadly (but gladly) Lady was adopted. Henry started to get depressed, and longs for a home ...all his own. We're sure he'd glady share that house with a family, and another dog. Henry is 3 years old, neutered, up to date on shots, has a one year Rabies shot and has his booster. Pups like this do much better in a home envirornment, and that is no exception for Henry. Do yourself a favor, put your running shoes on and make a mad dash for the A.P.L. before Henry is adopted by someone else. You'll be oh so glad you did!

For more information, please call the Portage Animal Protective League at 330.296.4022.

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Portage APL offering October adoption promotions

By Published: September 27, 2013

The following is a press release from the Portage APL:

Portage APL wants to find loving homes for as many dogs and cats as possible. So, for the entire month of October, they will run two adoption promotions. Dog adoptions are $150 and come with a free, brand new leash, collar and toy! And all black cats are only $25.

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Video: Husky likes the fall

By Published: September 25, 2013

Summer may be over, but that's no reason to be sad. That is, as long as your dog likes leaves as much as this one:

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: September 24, 2013


It’s A Wild World Animal Show — The Akron Zoo will present the program at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Akron Civic Theatre in downtown Akron. The live animal show combines music, video and audience participation as it travels around the world to discover amazing animals. Tickets are $10; $5 for children ages 3-12; free for children 2 years and younger and available at or (800-745-3000).

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Paws to Shop, Rummage Sale for Portage APL

By Published: September 20, 2013

The following is a press release from the Portage APL:

Stop by Portage APL on September 28, 2013 from 10-3 for a rummage sale and help homeless animals. From small appliances and books to dog and cat supplies and household items, there’s something for everyone.

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Hardest part of fostering pets: saying goodbye

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: September 18, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.

A foster home is a place where pets get a chance to heal or come of age or learn how to be social. It leaves room at the shelter for another dog or cat. Fostering is hard work and takes time, patience and dedication, but knowing you are raising and training a pet for someone else can be equal parts gratification and heartbreak.

Beth Stern, chairwoman for the North Shore Animal League America foster program, has fostered several litters of cats. She says she can tell you what each one likes to eat, where they like to be rubbed and their favorite toys. She house trains them and keeps meticulous records for adopters.

She and husband, talk show host and "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern, had planned to take just one litter.

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A Hollywood studio where dogs learn to fly

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: September 16, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: For $349, your dog can learn to fly.

Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day's training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare your dog for a safe and calm flight.

The Air Hollywood class is billed as the first in a real fuselage on a sound stage with a simulator that mimics takeoff, turbulence and landing. Hollywood extras create crowds and chaos that come with terminals, luggage carts and the blare announcing arrivals, delays and departures.

The idea was the brainchild of Talaat Captan, president and CEO of Air Hollywood, the world's largest aviation-themed film studio, who noticed a dog owner having a rough go getting a pooch through airport security.

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Video: Puppy chases tail

By Published: September 13, 2013

This probably doesn't sound all that interesting. Just about every dog chase its own tail. There is a twist. This puppy is chasing another dog's tail.

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Injured dogs in Portage County rescued by APL

By Published: September 3, 2013

Two emergencies involving injured dogs kept the Portage County Animal Protection League busy over the Labor Day weekend.

The first emergency took place Saturday afternoon when the APL received a call about a dog possibly hit by a car on Rt. 14 and Knapp Road in Edinburgh Township. A Beagle mix was found with an injured leg. X-rays revealed the dog, named Henry by the APL, had a broken leg that needed amputation.

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti, Beacon Journal staff writer Published: September 3, 2013

Senior Safari at the Akron Zoo — Adults 62 and older will be admitted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for $3 to the zoo at 500 Edgewood Ave. Senior caregivers will be admitted for $5. More than 30 informational booths will be set up offering information on senior services. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keyed-Up Quartet will perform and bingo games will be held in the zoo’s picnic area. For more information, call 330-375-2550.

Senior Safari and Teddy Bear Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Guests over 55 will be admitted to the zoo and Rain Forest for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Flu shots, blood pressure checks and blood glucose screenings will be available. Kids ages 2-11 will receive free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 when they bring a stuffed animal of any species and are accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, call 216-661-6500.

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