Lots of pet happenings, folks.
Here’s a round-up of stuff to do with for your pet:
The PetEx happens in two weeks at the Roanoke Civic Center. This is two days of nothing but furry-related information and merchandise for lovers of dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, chickens, reptiles and even llamas.
You can bring your well-mannered, friendly leashed pooch with you to try the “My Dog Can Do That!” agility course on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hear a speech from Luis Carlos Montalvan and his dog Tuesday (OK, Montalvan is likely the one to do most of the talking.) He is an Iraq veteran and the author of the bestselling book “Until Tuesday.” He will be speaking on Saturday from noon to 12:30 p.m. and again from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Miriam Fields-Babineau might be able to help you determine if your pet has the “it factor” to become an animal star. She will be at the expo from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. And animal medium Karen Wrigley will advise folks on how to develop a closer bond with their pets on Sunday from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
There’s lots of other activities going on both days. For a full schedule and ticket info, click right here.
Angels of Assisi will be hosting a rabies clinic at Southern States in Cloverdale on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Southern States is a very pet-friendly store and is located at 1796 Lee Highway.
Leashed dogs and cats in carriers can get a life-saving vaccine for only $10. Three-year vaccines are also available for those who have a current vaccine certificate.
You all know what a soap box I get on about rabies vaccines. So let me step right up on my soap box and say to all procrastinators, ”JUSSSSSST DOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIT!” It could save your pet’s life and you can’t beat the price for such an important vaccine.
On May 12 you can bowl for cats.
Barn Cat Buddies is hosting a fundraiser at AMF Hilltop Lanes at 5918 Williamson Road from 1 to 4 p.m. Shoes and three games will cost $20. There will also be a silent auction, all benefiting kitties looking for a employment as environment-friendly rodent deterrent specialists in agricultural and industrial businesses.