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Local pet events: Jan. 14 through Jan. 21


• Fosters needed – K-9 Enrichment Initiative Inc., a foster-based rescue in Plainfield, currently is seeking volunteer fosters. For information,visit or email 

Jan. 16

• Cat adoption – 1 to 3 p.m.; also 5 to 7 p.m.; also Sunday, 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.

Jan. 17

• Tail Waggin’ Tutors – 4 to 5 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

• "Listen for Owls" registration deadline – Event is 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19, McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove/Kerry Sheridan Grove, 27110 S McKinley Woods Road, Channahon. Participants will listen for owls and other night creatures. 18 and up. Hike is 1.5 miles on uneven terrain. Free. To register, call 815-722-9470 or visit

Jan. 19

• 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

Jan. 20

• Bath Fundraiser – 1 to 4 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For prices and information, visit the rescue on Facebook or visit

Jan. 21

• 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

• 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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