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Local pet events: July 9 to July 16

July 11

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., July 15, Bolingbrook PetSmart on 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.

• Incredible Bats – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library District, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. See live Egyptian fruit bats and African straw-colored fruit bats up close. Register at or contact Brittany Whyte at 815-552-4290 or

July 12

• “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

• All About Animals STEAM Lab –
1:30 p.m., Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. Learn about the shark’s food chain, make a magical creature science journal and investigate animal tracks in our wildest STEAM Lab yet. Ages 3 and up. For information, call 815-469-2423 or visit

• Tail Waggin’ Tutors – 3 to 4 p.m., Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Children build skills by reading to a therapy dog. First to fifth grade. To schedule a time, contact Rene Norris at 815-634-4552, ext. 110, or

July 14

• “Lake Renwick Bird Viewing” – 8 a.m. to noon, Plainfield. Volunteers and staff at viewing platform and visitor center to answer questions. Spotting scopes and a limited number of loaner binoculars are available. Bringing your own binoculars or spotting scope is recommended. Park in the Renwick Road lot. No dogs or bicycles. Free. All ages. Registration not required. For information, visit

• Volunteer Orientation – 10 to 11 a.m., Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. For all new volunteers. For information, call 815-725-0333 or email

• Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, 13501 South Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit

July 15

• Pups on the Patio – Noon to 3 p.m., Craft’d, 16031 South Lincoln Highway, Plainfield. Private adoption event. $10 entry fee. Benefits Paws Up 4 Rescue. Free mimosa offered to those who are of age. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit

• Family Pet Photo Day – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Bring your pets for a free photo. Get a digital file to make copies and share online. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets not allowed in the library. For more information, call all 630-759-2102 or visit

July 16

• 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

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