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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: July 29, 2013

Summit County Animal Adopt-a-thon — The fourth annual pet adoption event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Division of Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Parkway in downtown Akron. It’s sponsored by Summit County Executive Russ Pry, Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise and the Summit County Animal Coalition, a voluntary group of independent rescue groups including the Humane Society of Greater Akron. Adoption fee for dogs and cats will be $10 per animal. The animals will be fully vetted with blood work, flea treatments, intestinal de-worming, spay/neuter and vaccinations and be ready to be taken home that day. Adopters will be required to purchase a Summit County dog license for $14. Pry is inviting attendees to tour the state-of-the-art, high performance green facility, meet with the staff and the available animals.

Veteran Adoption Day at PetSmart — Paws and Prayers animal rescue is sponsoring a Pets for Patriots program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Cuyahoga Falls PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave. Veterans from the 112th Motor Transportation Battalion will display their equipment and show dogs that qualify for the Pets for Patriots program. Vincent Ruby will perform, and there will be refreshments. Veterans who are interested in adopting a pet will need to apply at and bring their approval number with them to the event. Qualifying veterans will also receive 50 percent off the adoption fee of approved cats and dogs from Paws and Prayers, annual gift certificates for merchandise from PetSmart and a discount at participating veterinarians. Contact for more information.

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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