Raleigh Community Animal Hospital hosts a monthly support group for grieving pet owners.
The Passed Pets Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, located at 1108 Dresser Court, Raleigh.
The next meeting is set for Sept. 28 with another scheduled for Oct. 26.
The support group is co-sponsored by Sally Said So Professional Dog Training. For more info, call 919-427-4775.
Volunteer at SAFE Haven
SAFE Haven for Cats, a non-profit no-kill cat shelter in North Raleigh, is looking for volunteers. They’ll hold an Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to discuss opportunities, training, scheduling and more with potential volunteers.
Volunteers clean cages, socialize cats, represent the group at community outreach events and work on special committees. They must be age 16 and up.
The open house takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. at SAFE Haven Clinic, 8411 Garvey Dr., Suite 109, Raleigh. Get more info at safehavenforcats.org.
Note: Nearly all animal rescue groups rely on volunteers, so if you are interested in a particular rescue group, contact them directly for info on their volunteer program.
▪ Wake County Animal Center, in conjunction with the American Kennel Club and Care First Animal Hospital, will hold a microchip clinic for dogs and puppies only at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day event on Sept. 19 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The cost is $10 per dog (cash and checks only) and all dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Ricci D. Kearney with questions: 919-250-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The Wake Animal Center will also hold rabies and microchip clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets, on Oct. 3 at the Northern Regional Center (350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest); on Oct. 24 at Southern Regional Center (130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina); and on Nov. 14 at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital (2010 N. Salem St., Apex). At all events, rabies shots cost $5 and microchipping is $10. All events run 9 a.m.-noon.
▪ SAFE Haven for Cats will hold a rabies and microchip clinic on Nov. 1 at the SAFE Haven center (8411 Garvey Dr., Suite 109, Raleigh) from noon to 2 p.m.
The cost is $5 for rabies shots and $15 for microchipping (cash and checks only). Cats must be in carriers, dogs must be on leashes. For more info call 919-872-7233.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions holds their fourth annual Furry 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10., at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. This year’s events include separate, timed 5K races for runners with dogs and runners without dogs, in addition to a 3K walk for people with or without dogs. There’s also a silent auction and raffle. If you can’t run or walk, you can make donations on behalf of other teams. Go to secondchancenc.org to register or get more details.
SPCA Fur Ball
The SPCA of Wake County holds their 20th annual Fur Ball fundraiser in October.
The Fur Ball is a black tie-preferred event with heavy hos d’oeuvres, cocktails, desserts and live and silent auctions. The Fur Ball is held from 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at The State Club at Park Alumni Center on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. You can sponsor a table for 8 guests for $2,500.
Purchase tickets and get more info at spcawake.org/furball or call 919-532-2082.
Need spaying/neuter help?
SNAP-NC is a non-profit, low-cost mobile spay-and-neuter service that aims to reduce pet overpopulation in the state.
Families are not required to meet income qualifications to use the service, and no one is turned away. (The SNAP-NC subsidy program called PALS does require income qualification). The group also provides microchipping, heartworm testing and preventatives, de-wormers and more.
If you’re interested in one of their programs, get more info at snap-nc.org.
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