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Local pet events: Aug. 20 through Aug. 27

• Puppy and beginner dog training classes – Monday evenings starting Sept. 17 and Tuesday daytime starting Sept. 18, Francis Field Youth Foundation Building, 801 E. Francis Road, New Lenox. For information, call Carolyn McGuire at 815-922-3058 or email clm51230@sbcglobal.net.

•  Advanced level drop-in training –
10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 18, Francis Field Youth Foundation Building, 801 E. Francis Road, New Lenox. Call Carolyn McGuire at 815-922-3058 or email clm51230@sbcglobal.net.

Aug. 22

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also Aug. 27, Bolingbrook PetSmart, Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

•“Hikin‘ With Your Hound” registration deadline – Event is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 25, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Kankakee Sands Preserve. The hike is 1 to 2 miles. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. Free. All ages. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

Aug. 23

• “I Spy Wildlife” – 1 to 2 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir. Get outside and explore the trail in search of wildlife on a naturalist-led hike. Each week will feature a new search to see if you can spy turtles sunning, frogs croaking, herons wading and more. Free. All ages. Registration not required. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

Aug. 24

• Bingo night – 6 to 9 p.m., Beggars Pizza, 650 W. Maple St., New Lenox. $25. Includes 10 games of bingo, pizza, salad and soda. Vendors. Cash bar as well as designated drink specials where NAWS receives a portion of the proceeds. Bring a wish list item and receive a special door prize ticket (maximum 15 tickets). Event sells out early. Buy tickets at www.nawsus.org/fundraising-and-events.

Aug. 25

• Cloud Star Tricky Trainer Sampling –
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More, 221 Liberty St, Morris. Grab a sample bag of Cloud Star Tricky Trainer treats. Great for training puppies and for senior dogs. Salmon, liver and cheddar flavors. For information, call 815-941-9311.

• Dog Days of Summer – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. White Oak Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Rescue organizations, veterinary services, small-business retailers, photo booth, cooling station, doggie craft, mini agility course, costume and trick contests. For information, call 815-552-4280 or email abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org.

Aug. 27

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Come dressed to volunteer (for a short training). Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Source: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/17/local-pet-events-aug-20-through-aug-27/aqy8j3m/

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