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Pets

Local pet events: Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, 2018

Ongoing

•  Citizen Science Bat Monitoring Program – Sign-up deadline is April 1. First come, first served. For information, call the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s volunteer supervisor Renee Gauchat at 815-722-7364. For information, visit 
ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Free dry dog food – For active and retired U.S. military personnel. Monthly program. Must be picked up by the owner in Joliet. Proof of military service is required if you are retired. For information and a short telephone interview, call COPE Animal Rescue at 815-342-0378.

• Injured wildlife – Contact a wildlife rehabilitator by visiting shawurl.com/32k8 or web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife.

• The Forest Preserve District of Will County dog parks – Permit required. For information, visit www.reconnectwithnature.org.

• Yearlong food drive for Will County Humane Society – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, VCA Animal Hospital, 220 N. Hammes Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-729-0770 or 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.

Upcoming

• Puppy and beginner dog training classes – Six-week classes start at noon Jan. 16 and continue through Feb. 20, Francis Field Youth Foundation Building, 801 E. Francis Road, New Lenox. $120. Call Carolyn McGuire at 815-922-3058.

Dec. 27

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31, Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road. If the cat you’re looking for isn’t there or those times don’t work for you, 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.

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