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Lake cats: All vaccinated and neutered cats are $25 through Sept. 30 at the Lake Humane Society, 7564-E Tyler Blvd., Mentor. See photographs at lakehumane.org, or call 440-951-6122.
Adoption in Rocky River: Berea Animal Rescue Friends, Muttley Crue and Live Love Rescue will offer adoptable dogs from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Style Mutt, 19512 Center Ridge Road. Free food, drinks, dog treats and a raffle for a one-year supply of Blue dog food. Details: 440-409-0454.
Animal rescue: The Animals’ Disaster Team seeks volunteers to assist in caring for Northeast Ohio pets during emergencies and disasters. Learn more at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5801 Memphis Ave., Cleveland. Details: animalsdisasterteam.org, 216-661-2292.
Pet blessing in Bay Village: The 8th annual Blessing of the Pets at St. Raphael Church on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, on the lawn at 525 Dover Center Road. There will be free dog treats and a raffle for a garden statue of St. Francis. Donations will be collected for local animal shelters needing canned pet food, dry cat food, crates, cat litter, bleach, paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes, cash, and gift cards for Landmark, PetPeople, Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus or Petco. The event will be canceled if it rains.
Mexican eats for cats: Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant Liquor, 3456 West 117th St., donates 25 percent of its proceeds from 4 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to Purr-fect Companions cat sanctuary in Cleveland.
Clambake in Cleveland: Secondhand Mutts, 2603 Scranton Road, benefits from Clam Jam from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, outside Goodfellers restaurant on Bolivar Avenue between East 9th Street and Prospect Avenue. The rescue group takes dogs off “death row” in pounds. Details: secondhandmutts.org, 216-664-9660.
Pet blessing in Parma: Ridgewood United Methodist Church blesses pets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at the side entrance, 6330 Ridge Road. The Parma Animal Shelter will offer pets for adoption. Games, pumpkin decorating, music and snacks.
Pet blessing in Brecksville: St. Joseph Church blesses pets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the front entrance, 8111 Brecksville Road. Donations will go to Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue and the Parma Animal Shelter. Hot chocolate and pet treats will be served. Details: 216-469-1425.
Low-cost neuters in Akron: Cats Having Alterations Professionally hosts a mobile clinic Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Nefco Building, 180 E. South St. Kittens must be 12 weeks old. Cost is $40 for males, $60 for females. Vaccines, parasite treatments and nail trims available. Register: 330-724-6181.
Pet blessing in Brunswick: The 14th annual blessing of animals by St. Patrick Episcopal Church starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Brunswick Neura Park, 4637 Center Road. Details: stpatrick4u.com, 330-220-2777.
Horses in Grafton: Angels Haven Horse Rescue’s annual open house runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at 13297 Durkee Road. Free refreshments and horse and pony rides. Details: angelshavenhorserescue.org, 440-781-5060.
Walk for farm animals: Farm Sanctuary’s annual Walk for Farm Animals begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Free vegan food, live music, raffles, tattoos for kids. Register for $15 at events.walkforfarmanimals.org/event/cleveland or for $25 at 2 p.m. the day of the event. Children participate for free.
Great Danes in Westlake: Members of Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue will introduce people to their gentle giants from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pet Supplies Plus, 30034 Detroit Road. Other Dane owners are invited to bring their dogs. The group has 17 Danes in Bethel, Ohio, that need homes; hhdane.com, 937-379-2231.
Dog walk in Strongsville: Canine Companions for Independence hosts its annual DogFest from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Volunteer Park, 21500 Lunn Road. Registration is $25 for the mile-long trick-or-treat walk, dog-and-owner costume contest and raffle; tinyurl.com/96d4hxk.
Lake pets: The Lake Humane Society and Classic Auto Group offer a two-year lease on a 2012 Mazda 6 or $5,000 to the winner of a raffle that benefits the humane society. Tickets are $10 each at the shelter, 7564-E Tyler Blvd., Mentor, or at its events before the drawing Oct. 27 at the annual Black Cat Ball.
Cat sanctuary needs supplies: Caroline’s Kids Cat Sanctuary in Lake County needs dry and canned cat food, scoopable litter and cleaning supplies, including bleach, laundry and dish soap, paper towels and 33-gallon trash bags. The sanctuary cares for 270 cats at 7394 Morley Road, Concord Township, and is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 440-449-3496.
Farm animals need food: Stearns Homestead in Parma needs donations of canned and dry cat food, apples, lettuce, Cheerios, carrots and cash. Volunteers are also needed to care for the animals and help at events. The farm at 6975 Ridge Road also hosts market days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 6. Details: Online, 2l6-233-9818.
Volunteering in Berea: Berea Animal Rescue Friends seeks volunteer drivers, foster homes and cat monitors at the Strongsville and Westgate Petco stores, and dog walkers, cat socializers and fundraisers to build a new shelter. Details: Online, 440-234-2034.
Stocking Bedford store: Valley Save-A-Pet needs donations to restock its resale shop, Purr-fect Place, 715 Broadway Ave. Sales support the nonprofit group’s low-cost neuter, feral cat and stray rescue programs. Drop off new or gently used kitchenware, linens, pet supplies, decorations, collectibles, jewelry or purses and wallets between noon and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 440-232-9124.
Cleveland cats: Residents of the Broadway and Slavic Village neighborhoods, ZIP code 44105 in Cleveland, can get owned and stray cats neutered for free through the Public Animal Welfare Society. Call 216-739-0705 to schedule a surgery. Details: 440-442-PAWS (7297).
Pets in Medina County: Save Ohio Strays, based in Wadsworth, offers vaccinated, neutered cats for $9.99 and dog for $50. Details: saveohiostrays.org, 440-567-3585.
PAWS needs foster homes: The Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio needs more foster homes. PAWS pays for veterinary care, food and litter. Details: pawsohio.org, 440-442-PAWS.
Pet food pantry: The People Care Pet Pantry in Portage County provides free pet food to Ohio families facing hardships and is seeking donations of pet food, toys, collars, blankets, beds, cat litter, gasoline cards, index cards, printer paper and cash. Details: peoplecarepetpantry.webs.com, 330-389-5116.
Paying for vet care: The Jake Brady Memorial Fund, named after a beloved Dalmatian, helps low-income families pay for veterinary care for pets with serious injuries or illness; myjakebrady.com, 440-937-4000. Since May 2006, the group has raised more than $80,000 and assisted more than 85 pets. Donations are welcome.
Blankets for pound dogs: For the Dogs Rescue collects used towels and blankets for area pounds. Drop donations at Hollywood Hounds, 10019 West 130th St. in North Royalton, or contact email@example.com, 440-570-8951.
Ohio rescue: Rescue Me Ohio shares information on rescued dogs, dogs in danger of being euthanized at county pounds, legislative updates, fundraising events, links to pet transportation and financial assistance for pet owners and more; rescuemeohio.org and on Facebook.
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