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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: October 7, 2013

October Adoption Promotion — The Portage Animal Protective League will run special dog and cat promotions through October. Dog adoptions are $150 and come with a free leash, collar and toy. And, all black cats are $25. All animals are up to date on vaccines, spayed or neutered, checked for appropriate diseases and free of fleas and worms. The APL is located at 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna. For more information, call 330-296-4022.

Volunteer Help Needed — Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, 5623 New Milford Road, Ravenna is seeking volunteers to help paint inside the 16-by-36-feet office before it is turned into a gift shop. Post hole digging for fencing are needed as well as drivers for small animals to vet appointments and to adoptive and foster homes. Call 330-296-5914.

Boo at the Zoo ­— Annual Halloween program from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17-20 and 24-27 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. Tickets are available at and at the zoo’s box office. General admission is $8, children under 2 are free.

Spaghetti Dinner —Kitten Krazy & Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic are hosting a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at the National Guard Armory, 920 Lafayette Road, Medina. The event is for people 21 and older. All-you-can-eat spaghetti, rolls, salad, dessert and iced tea. Contests, prizes, raffles and entertainment. Admission is $2, dinner is $8 and can be purchased at the door or at Kitten Krazy, 930 Lafayette Road, Medina, or reserved by calling 330-558-1540.

Westie Club — The Northern Ohio Westie club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the community room, of Acme Fresh Market, 4445 Kent Road, Stow. Libby Smith will speak on the new AKC recognized activity of Barn Hunt. Nonmembers and owners of other breeds are welcome to attend. For more information, call Chris at 330-833-5434.

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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