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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: October 22, 2013

National Pit Bull Awareness Day and Adopt-A-Thon — PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron will hold an educational day and adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. There are several pit bulls at the shelter available. Adoption fees for dogs between the ages of 6 months and 6 years will be $75 and senior canines will be $40. Cats over the age of 6 months are $5. All adoptions are granted upon application approval. All animals will be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped and include a 30-day free trial of pet insurance through 24PetWatch. There will be raffles, refreshments and educational activities on pit bulls to dismiss the many misconceptions about the breed. More information at

Cabin Fever Cure — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, is reducing admission prices and providing free heated transportation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily Nov. 1 through March 31, 2014. Admission is $8.25, $5.25 for kids ages 2-11 and free to children younger than 2.

Low-cost rabies vaccines — Summit County Public Health is offering low-cost rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Green Recycling Center, 5383 Massillon Road. Pet Guards will administer the vaccination for dogs and cats for $8 per animal. For more information, call 330-926-5600.

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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