The Weekly Scoop 9/25/2015

The Weekly Scoop

Happy Friday and welcome to The Weekly Scoop! This is a weekly post to give the run-down on local animal news and events happening in and around the Kalamazoo Area! If you have news or an event you’d like us to share relevant to animals in the greater Kalamazoo area, email us at jbarber@kazoohumane.org, or @KazooHumaneSoc on twitter.


Coming Up at KHS…

  • Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Reverse Raffle Fundraiser! Visit http://www.kazoohumane.org/raffle for tickets and more event details. Sponsorships are still available!
  • There are still appointments available for Male Cats and Male and Female Dogs in the month of October. Female Cat appointments are full.
  • Feral cats are welcome on Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00am. All ferals must be in a live trap and can be neutered, rabies vaccinated and eartipped for only $40.00!

Reverse RaffleAnimal Holidays

SEPTEMBER 28: World Rabies Day, #EndRabiesTogether
OCTOBER 1: National Black Dog Day, #blackdogday
OCTOBER 4: World Animal Day, #worldanimalday
OCTOBER 4: Blessing of the Animals Day / World Animal Day
OCTOBER 4-11: National Walk Your Dog Week
OCTOBER 8: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
OCTOBER 11-17: National Veterinary Technician Week
OCTOBER 12: Columbus Day
OCTOBER 16: National Feral Cat Day
OCTOBER 21: Reptile Awareness Day
OCTOBER 24: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
OCTOBER 29: National Cat Day
OCTOBER 31: Halloween

October is…
American Humane Association Adopt a Dog Month
ASPCA Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Pit Bull Awareness Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Service Dog Month
Wishbones for Pets Month

Headline Highlights

Adoption Events (Subject to Change)

  • Saturday, September 26th
    • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue will be at PetCo on Westnedge from 11am to 2pm
    • The SPCA of SW MI shelter is open from 11am to 4pm
    • The Animal Rescue Project shelter is open from 11am to 4pm
    • The Animal Rescue Project will have cats/kittens at PetSmart on W Main from 11am to 2pm
  • Sunday, September 27th
    • Save Our Strays/KCASE will be at Vicksburg Harvest Festival from 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday, October 3rd
    • Richland Animal Rescue will be at PetCo in Portage from 11am to 4pm
    • Cat Nap Lodge with be at MVPets in Portage from 1pm to 5pm
    • The Animal Rescue Project shelter is open from 11am to 4pm
    • The Animal Rescue Project will have cats/kittens at PetSmart on W Main from 11am to 2pm
  • Sunday, October 4th
    • Richland Animal Rescue will be at PetCo in Portage from 11am to 4pm

Upcoming Animal Events  (Subject to Change)

  • Sunday, September 27th | 11am to 4pm @Vicksburg Historic Field: Kalamazoo Humane Society will be here with merchandise and program information. Save our Strays will have animals available for adoption from Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement.
  • Sunday, October 4th | 9am to 5pm @6765 Quality Way, Portage MI 49002: UpDog is hosting 6 games; Registration from 9am-10am, Players meeting at 10am, 4WayPlay at 10:15, Frizgility at 11:30, FunKey at 12:45pm, TimeWarp at 2pm, Throw N Go at 3:15 and Spaced Out at 4:30. Email TeamBravoK9@gmail.com to pre-register https://updogchallenge.com/events/portage-mi-oct-4/
  • Sunday, October 4th | 2 to 6pm @St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Kalamazoo: Annual pet blessing for all ages (and species!) Non-traditional pets and livestock welcome.  http://stlukeskalamazoo.org/
  • Saturday, October 24th | 10am to 2pm @Meadow Run Dog Park:  The Southwest Michigan Husky Club is hosting the 2015 K9 Olympics!  Complete with Peanut Butter Eating Contest, Bobbing for Hot Dogs, Howling Contest, Costume Contest, Obstacle Course and more!  $10.00 per person, kids 12 and under free  http://www.thesouthwestmichiganhuskyclub.org/k9_olympics_.7.html#K9%20Olympics
  • Sunday, November 8th | 3 to 7pm @Gull Lake Country Club:  Kalamazoo Animal Rescue’s 2015 Dinner and Auction fundraiser
  • Friday, November 20th | 6 to 11pm @The Fountains Banquet Center:  Kalamazoo Humane Society’s Reverse Raffle Fundraiser.  Visit http://www.kazoohumane.org/raffle for tickets and more information!  18 and over welcome.  http://www.kazoohumane.org/raffle

VIP Pet Care Clinics (Subject to Change)

Walk-In/Low-Cost vaccines, microchips and basic testing. visit http://www.vippetcare.com for full schedule and prices

Pet Supplies Plus at 5230 S. Westnedge Ave. Portage, MI 49002
Sunday October 04, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Sunday October 18, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Sunday November 01, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Oak Ridge Feed at 7035 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Saturday October 10, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday October 24, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday November 07, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Tractor Supply Company at 8610 Shaver Rd. Portage, MI 49024
Saturday October 03, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Saturday October 10, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Saturday October 17, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Saturday October 24, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am

Pet Supplies Plus at 5161 Gull Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Saturday October 03, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday October 17, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday October 31, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Tractor Supply Company at 6285 Gull Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Sunday October 04, 2015 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
Sunday October 11, 2015 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
Sunday October 18, 2015 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm

Tractor Supply Company at 1221 Hwy 89 Plainwell, MI 49080
Sunday October 11, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Sunday November 08, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Tractor Supply Company at 1000 S. Kalamazoo St. Paw Paw, MI 49079
Sunday October 04, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Sunday October 11, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Sunday October 18, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Sunday October 25, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am

Pet Supplies Plus at 1791 W. Columbia Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49015
Saturday October 03, 2015 from 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Saturday October 17, 2015 from 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Saturday October 31, 2015 from 4:30pm until 6:00pm

Family Farm & Home at 1675 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017
Sunday October 25, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Sunday November 22, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Tractor Supply Company at 301 N U.S. Hwy 131 Three Rivers, MI 49093
Sunday October 04, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Sunday October 18, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am
Sunday November 01, 2015 from 9:30am until 11:00am

Tractor Supply Company at 6360 B Drive N. Battle Creek, MI 49017
Saturday October 10, 2015 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
Saturday November 07, 2015 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm

Family Farm & Home at 1596 Lincoln Rd. Allegan, MI 49010
Saturday October 03, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday October 31, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

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