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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).

Low-cost rabies vaccinations — Summit County Public Health is offering low-cost rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Twinsburg Police Department maintenance garage, 10075 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Pet Guards will administer the vaccination for dogs and cats for $8 per animal. For more information, call 330-926-5600.

Walk With Your Best Friend Against Abuse — National event to raise awareness about the serious effects of violence against women and pets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Medina Uptown Park Square & Gazebo, South Court and West Washington streets, Medina. To register a team and for more information, visit Sponsored by the Battered Women’s Shelter of Medina County.

Rainbow Bridge Walk — Second annual walk for pet owners who have lost a pet will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Medina Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road. Leashed pets are welcome, and a pet blessing will be performed. Events include a short memorial service, remembrance activities and a Tribute Walk. Attendees are asked to bring dog or cat food donations for the Medina County Pet Pantry. Reservations are required and can be made at

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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