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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: June 10, 2013

World Oceans Day — The Akron Zoo is joining accredited zoos and aquariums to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today with displays and activities focusing on water and animals. Visitors can participate in a turtle migration game, activities surrounding the reef and aquatic themed crafts. The zoo is at 500 Edgewood Ave. 330-375-2550.

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month — The Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, and the Portage County Animal Protective League, 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, are offering special adoption rates for cats and kittens through June. Adoption fees for cats 6 months and under are $30 and $20 for adults. The Humane Society will offer cats over 6 years old for $10. Contact the Akron humane society at 330-487-0333 and Portage County APL at 330-296-4022.

Hardesty Park Pet Expo — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Hardesty Park, 1615 W. Market St., Akron. More than 600 shelters and rescues will be at the event with animals and information. The event is sponsored by local radio stations WAKR (1590-AM), WONE (97.5-FM) and WQMX (94.9-FM).

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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