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Pets

Local pet events: Dec. 17 through Dec. 24

Dec. 17

• Affordable pet vaccines – 5 to
8 p.m., 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1736 Essington Road, Suite C, Joliet. No appointment necessary. For information, visit www.spayillinois.org.

• 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 session. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Dec. 18

• Winter Horse Camp registration deadline – Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday Jan. 2 through Jan. 4. Nova quarter horses, Mokena. Campers will learn horsemanship skills and get hands-on experience in grooming, bridling, saddling and a riding lesson each day. Students also will participate in a horse show for family and friends on the last day of camp. Students should bring a bag lunch every day. No need to worry about the cold – Nova offers a heated office and observation area, and the arena and barn also are climate controlled. Ages 7 to 18. After Dec. 18 extra fees apply. Register at 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Dec. 19

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

Dec. 22

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, 13501 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit www.pawsup4rescue.org.

Dec. 23

• Bath Fundraiser – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For prices and information, visit the rescue on Facebook or visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Dec. 24

• Critters Classes – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Jan. 29, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Classes taught by Crosstown Exotics. No open toed shoes. Ages 6 to 12. After Dec. 25 extra fees apply. For registration and information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

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