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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Akron Beacon Journal Published: October 15, 2013

Paws for the Cause Walk/5K run and 1-Mile Fun Run — Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is sponsoring the event at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Square in Medina to raise funds to prevent animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. Registration on race day is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Registration can also be made online at Entry fees run from $20 for adults participants to $5 for pets that are registered the day of the event. Early registrant humans will receive a T-shirt. Pets will be given a bandanna. All dogs must be on a 6-foot (or shorter), nonretractable leash at all times.

Dance Under the Stars — Kitten Krazy and De Queens of De Nile dance troop will hold a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Valley Woods Park Pavilion A., 13005 Schreiber Road, Valley View. Tickets are $15 per person in advance; $16 at the event. Light refreshments are included, but feel free to bring snacks. Kitten Krazy will have adoptable cats and kittens available at the event. Contact Helen Morrison at for more information, or visit to order tickets. All proceeds will be donated to Kitten Krazy.

Boo at the Zoo — The Akron Zoo’s annual not-so-very-scary Halloween event begins at 5:30-8 p.m. today and Sunday and will run Oct. 18-20 and 25-27. The event includes 12 themed treat stations at the zoo which is dressed up in its finest Halloween decor. Tickets, $10 for trick or treaters and $6 for observers, are limited for each night so guests are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. Presale tickets, discounted $1 are on sale at the zoo and all Acme Fersh Markets. The event also includes a pizza buffet and carousel and train rides. For more information, call 330-375-2550 or visit

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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