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A special blessing for animals

A special blessing for animals

CASCADE, MI - Are you an animal lover who is looking for a fun morning in the park? You are invited to a special “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30am at the pavilion in Cascade Township Park.

Bring your favorite fish, furry, or feathered friend along with leashes, crates, water bowls, and anything else necessary to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable. Extra lawn chairs are recommended for the two-legged types.

The blessing will be part of a special outdoor worship service by Genesis United Methodist Church. Genesis is asking that animal lovers help spread the word at your vet clinics, pet stores, feed supply stores, volunteer animal rescue operations, and adoption agencies.

There will also be special featured critters from the Lowell Farm & Wildlife Center.

Cascade Township Park is located at 3810 Thornapple River Drive.

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

CASCADE, MI - Are you an animal lover who is looking for a fun morning in the park?  You are invited to a special “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30am at the pavilion in Cascade Township Park. 

Bring your favorite fish, furry, or feathered friend along with leashes, crates, water bowls, and anything else necessary to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable.  Extra lawn chairs are recommended for the two-legged types.

The blessing will be part of a special outdoor worship service by Genesis United Methodist Church.  Genesis is asking that animal lovers help spread the word at your vet clinics, pet stores, feed supply stores, volunteer animal rescue operations, and adoption agencies.

There will also be special featured critters from the Lowell Farm & Wildlife Center. 

Cascade Township Park is located at 3810 Thornapple River Drive.

Vicki's Pet Connection pop can fundraiser & pet ID tag giveaway

Vicki's Pet Connection pop can fundraiser & pet ID tag giveaway

ADA, Mich.-- Vicki’s Pet Connection is offering free pet ID tags at The Critter Cottage, located at 7205 Thornapple River Dr.

The tags are paid for by a grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation.

The Critter Cottage is open Tuesday through Thursday,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and  Friday through Saturday,  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information,  (616) 897-9943 or (616) 682-4855 or visit www.vickyspetconnection.org.

As a fundraiser for Vicki's Pet Connection, the "Pop Can Kids" are collecting returnable cans and bottles, which can also be dropped off at Critter's Cottage or Whiskers Pet Resort & Spa, located at 3100 29th St. SE.  For more locations, call Val at (616) 443-6236 or e-mail thepopcankids@oal.com .

MICROCHIP Your Pet!

MICROCHIP Your Pet!

Vicky’s Pet Connection of Ada is sponsoring the $5 Micro-chipping for pets for the month of April at the Kent County Animal Shelter located at 740 Fuller Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Animal Shelter is open for this procedure Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

Call (616)682-4855 or go on-line to www.vickyspetconnection.org to confirm that microchips are still available

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Dog License fees due by March 1, 2013

Dog License fees due by March 1, 2013

All dogs four months and older are required to have a license. Proof of rabies vaccinations must be presented for renewal. If your dog has been neutered, proof of this from your vet is also required along with any reminder postcard you may have received from Kent County.

License Fees: Neutered: $12.00   Non: $26.00  Seniors can obtain a license at half price.

License fees can be paid at the Ada Township Treasurer’s office until March 1st.  License fees will double after March 1st and can only be purchased at the Kent County Animal Shelter in person or by mail. The Kent County Animal Shelter is located at 740 Fuller Ave NE in Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Ph: 616-632-7300

All dogs must be licensed to avoid a penalty and citation from Kent County License Inspectors. Having a license is very helpful in locating owners should your family pet get lost.

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

The Kent County Health Department is thrilled to announce the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) met its goal of 300 adoptions in the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge, which was held August 1-October 31, 2012.  That’s 174 adoptions more than last year.  In all, 674 pets were saved in the three month challenge – 137 more than last year.

The winning shelter will receive $100,000 in prize money.  KCAS did not save the most pets in the competition, but the contest helped build awareness about the KCAS and the thousands of animals that come through the doors every year.  “This competition brought in dozens of families who had never come to the Kent County Animal Shelter in the past,” said Cathy Raevsky, the Administrative Health Officer of the Kent County Health Department.  “Our dedicated staff worked incredibly hard to promote adoptions and return lost pets to their owners over the past three months.”