Pets

Tucson pet groups hosting summer events, classes

On June 25, the Holistic Animal Care Shoppes OutReach program donated 10 gift baskets to the Tucson Police Foundation for the K9 police units. The baskets included organic treats,  dry and canned food, supplements, treatments for sore muscles and cracked pads, a no-leak water bottle and toys.

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Hermitage Cat Shelter last month started a literacy program, Kipi’s Korner, where children can practice their skills by reading to the cats. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and registration is required. Hermitage is also holding a Cat Camp this summer for children ages 6-12. The weekly camps will be separated by age range, starting July 7-11 for children ages 6-8. The cost is $125 per week. Contact [email protected] mitagecatshelter.org or [email protected] hermitagecatshelter.org or 571-7839, or visit the shelter at 5278 E. 21st St.

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PAWSitively Cats, a nonprofit no-kill shelter, will celebrate its fourth anniversary Sunday, July 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. The free event will include live music, door and raffle prizes and cupcakes from Cakes for Causes. PAWSitively Cats is also celebrating its second matching grant from the Meilei Fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. The $10,000 grant can be doubled to $20,000 with community support.  For more information, visit www. pawsitivelycats.org or like them on Facebook.

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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Friday, July 18 at its main campus, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd., with cupcakes, food trucks and activities. Throughout July, HSSA will offer $15 adoptions for all adult dogs and cats and $50 for puppies and kittens. On Saturday, July 12, HSSA will  offer free DAPP (distemper and parvo) vaccinations at its community mobile clinic from 7-9:30 a.m., at its future property, 265 W. Roger Road. Free DAPP shots will also be given at its regular clinics. For more information, visit www.hssaz.org.

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Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) will join The Loft Cinema for a kick-off party of the Loft Kids Fest on Friday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Recently retired racing greyhounds will be available to meet and greet at the celebration.

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alleycatbowlingrgbS.N.I.P. (Spay Neuter Intervention Project) in conjunction with Tucson CARES, Spay and Neuter Solutions and No Kill Pima County is hosting Alley Cat Bowling, a bowling party fundraiser to benefit the community cats medical fund, on Sunday, July 20, from 12-2 p.m. at Camino Seco Bowl, 114 S. Camino Seco. The fund is used to give medical attention to cats living in outdoor colonies in Pima County.
Bowlers are eligible to win prizes for top team score and top individual score. The event will also include raffle prizes. $10 includes two hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/SNIPsaves or call 477-7401.

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Cactus Canine Center, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Tucsonans be responsible dog owners with well-behaved pets, is launching a new series of summer classes at two locations. The central class will be held at Reid Park, beginning July 28. A Northwest area class will begin Aug. 19 at the Cactus Canine Center, located at 2555 W. Zinnia. For more information or to register, call 795-4325.

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Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its third annual Bark in the Park , a potluck picnic for its members and their goldens, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Reid Park, Ramada 1. Non-goldens belonging to members are also welcome. The event will include a Parade of Rescues, a Rainbow Bridge ceremony to memorialize all types of pets who have died, a basket raffle, dog costume contest and activities. For more information, call 792-GOLD (4653).