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Pet activities slated

October 18, 1998

Fall is a busy season for pets and pet owners in the area, thanks to the Washington County SPCA and Fuzzy Buddies.

* Pet or Treat, sponsored by Fuzzy Buddies, will be conducted Tuesday at Coffman Nursing Home beginning at 2 p.m.

Additional Pet or Treat events will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Homewood Retirement Center; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Colton Villa Nursing Home; 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Clearview Nursing Home; and at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Homewood Adult Day Care.

At these events, Fuzzy Buddies bring their costumed pets to go from room to room visiting residents.

* On Saturday, the Washington County SPCA will host a Midnight Madness pet adoption from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Those who adopt a pet that day will get a free pet starter kit and will be eligible for prizes donated by area businesses, according to Becky Cavanaugh.

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Visitors on that day will be treated to an evening of games, pet costumes and socializing with other animal enthusiasts.

Halloween note: the SPCA will not adopt out black cats from Friday through Saturday, Oct. 31.

* Howlaween, a pet fun day organized by Bassett Hound Rescue, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Washington County Agricultural Center.

* Another pet fun day is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, for residents of the Homewood Retirement Center, Chapman said.

- Marlo Barnhart

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