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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti, Beacon Journal staff writer Published: May 6, 2013

Model needed — Pet nutrition supplements company NoviPet is seeking a pet whose image will adorn the packaging of the company’s new puppy nutritional supplement. Owners can enter the contest by submitting a picture of their puppy on NoviPet’s Facebook page at before 3 a.m. May 13. The winner will win a professional photo shoot in their hometown, a $1,500 cash prize, a one-year supply of NoviPet canine supplements, a one-month subscription to DOGTV and a streaming player to stream the show to a TV set.

Mother’s Day garden party — Moms and their families are invited to a breakfast buffet from 9 to 10 a.m. May 12 in the Akron Zoo’s education center, Komodo Kingdom, where they will be entertained by disc jockey Kenny Kidd. Mothers will receive a gift and the opportunity to spend their special day at the zoo at 50 percent off admission. Activities will include entertainment, crafts and tea and snacks provided by Main Street Gourmet. Reservations are required and are $19 for adults and $16 for children; $13 for member adults and $11 for member children, and can be made at 330-375-2550, ext. 7231, or at Regular zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dinosaur exhibit returns to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Twenty-one animatronic dinosaur displays representing 15 species will return to the zoo’s Waterfowl Lake on Thursday and remain through Sept. 15. The zoo is at 3900 Wildlife Way. Admission is $3.50 per person with regular zoo admission. Children younger than 2 are free.

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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