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Local pet events: Dec. 31 through Jan. 7


• Affordable Spay/Neuter – SpayIllinois offers affordable spay and neuter for all pet owners at its surgical clinic, located at 2765 Maple Avenue in Lisle. Appointments are always available by calling 630-961-8000. Discount programs for any pet owner receiving LINK (food stamp), SSDI (Social Security disability), Illinois medical card benefits, and all veterans, too. Call to learn more about special discount qualifications and prices. For information, visit


• Nutrition Seminar – 6 to 7 p.m., Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More,
221 Liberty St., Morris. Especially for dogs with allergies, digestive and skin coat issues. $5. For tickets and information, call 815-941-9311 or visit

Jan. 2

• 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.

Jan. 4

• Eagle Watch on the River – Also,
Jan. 5,  Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon. Walk, refreshments, informative displays, interactive exhibits and the PBS film “American Eagle,” shown each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information, visit

Jan. 5

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1504 Essington Road, Joliet. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit

Jan. 6

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – Noon to 3 p.m., Pets Etc.,
2304 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit

• “Meet a Beekeeper” – 12:30 to
2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Q&A. 18 and older. Free. Registration is not required. For information, visit

Jan. 7

• Just Animals Vaccine Clinic – 3 to
7 p.m., Blain’s Farm & Fleet, 451 S. Weber Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-830-6568 or email

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