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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: August 12, 2013

Low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic — Summit County Public Health in cooperation with Pet Guards Inc. is offering rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richfield Village Police Department garage, 4450 W. Streetsboro Road. Vaccinations are $8 per animal. Other services are also offered for a fee. The clinic is limited to cats and dogs. All animals must be caged or leashed. Payment is by cash or check only. For more information, call 330-926-5600.

Purina Weight Circles Needed — Heaven’s Homeless Angels, a rescue haven providing hospice care for unadoptable animals is collecting weight circles from Purina dry pet food products. The animal-based nonprofit hospice specializes in caring for animals that are aging, ill, homeless and/or unadoptable pets. Please send donations to P.O. Box 654, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Weight circles are redeemable for rebates that may be used for food purchases and in large enough quantities used for veterinary rebates.

Winos for Rhinos — American Association of Zookeepers Greater Cleveland Chapter will sponsor a fundraiser for rhino sanctuaries in Africa and Indonesia from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wine Bar, 1313 Linda St., Rocky River. Wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, special rhino-crafted door prizes and live entertainment will be featured during the event. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online at, at the Wine Bar or by phone at 216-661-6500, ext. 4452.

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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