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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: November 25, 2013

Thanks4Giving black animal adoption event — One of A Kind pet rescue is discounting adoption fees by 50 percent for all black animals adopted over the Black Friday weekend starting Friday and continuing through Dec. 1. In addition, there will be a 10 percent discount on all store items excluding food during the event. The adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Nov. 30 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 1. One of a Kind is at 1929 W. Market St., Akron.

Santa Paws portraits — Pawsibilities, the Humane Society of Greater Akron is offering photos with Santa from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the shelter at 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. Sitting fee is $10, and photos will be available online in time for use on holiday greeting cards. For more information, contact the HSGA at 330-487-0333.

Trunk Show — The Akron Zoo will hold its fifth annual holiday shopping event 4-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Twenty local artists and vendors will offer jewelry, art, and photos in the Welcome Center at the zoo’s entrance. The gift shop will also be open. Attendees will get a raffle ticket for every $10 in purchases for more than 20 prizes with at least one item from every vendor at the sale. Free parking and admission..

Photos with Santa — Summit Mall is hosting a photo event for pets with Santa Claus from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

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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