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Boulder Humane gets a gift of shelter medicine from Wags and Menace Foundation

PET HEALTH DONATION - The Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation is subsidizing all shelter medicine for four Wednesdays at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley(www.boulderhumane.org). The first Wednesday was Aug. 6.

According to a spokesman for Boulder Humane, the foundation has been a strong supporter of shelter medicine, which provides critical veterinary care for shelter animals in need. Nearly 40 per cent of all the animals sheltered receive care and rehabilitation through this program.

“The recent financial support provided by the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation will not only save hundreds of lives, the foundation hopes to inspire other organizations to sponsor this important program," according to Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

The foundation (www.wagsandmenace.org), is headed by Cindy Lee, who named it after Wags and Menace, two abused dogs she adopted. She supports animal welfare organizations throughout Colorado.

DOG DAY OF SUMMER -Cold Stone Creamery Arvada and Team Pit-a-Full Dog Training & Rehabilitation will present the Arvada Community Dog Gone Days of Summer and K9 Expo on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the creamery, 5545 Wadsworth Bypass Unit D. There will be free information and demonstrations, dog rescues, vendors, ask-a-trainer, dog contests, a Hug-a-Bull and Kiss-a-Bull booth and giveaways.

"The tone of this event is to bring the community of animal welfare professionals and dog owners together, to share commonalities, to exchange information about responsible dog ownership... all over a double scoop of ice cream," said Loredana D'Amico, general manager of the creamery and David Edelstein, founder of Team Pit-a-Full Dog Training & Rehabilitation.

Twenty percent of ice cream sales and all proceeds from the Hug-a-Bull/ Kiss-a-Bull booth will benefit the Cold Stone Dogs-In-Need Relief Fund. All social and obedient dogs on leashes are welcome. Information: 303/ 981-7138 or 720/ 722-1901.

WESTERN FEST - Best of the West Pet Fest, benefitting the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley(www.hsspv.org), will be Sunday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton. There will be live entertainment, dog demonstrations, show bulls, pony rides, food trucks and adoptable animals. Dogs on leashes are welcome. There is no admission charge.

FEASTING FOR FELINES - Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Cherry Creek is hosting a benefit for the Cat Care Society on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 11:30 a;m. to 9 p.m. Visit the society's website (www.catcaresociety.org)to find a flyer to print out and present to your wait person and Cat Care Society will receive a 20 percent donation of sales (lunch or dinner). Piatti is at 90 South St. Paul Street in Denver.

BARK TO SCHOOL - Foothills Animal Shelter(www.foothillsanimalshelter.org) in Golden is hosting a "Bark to School" adoption All dogs 6 months and older will be 75 percent off the normal adoption fee. Adoptions will include the dog’s spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and health check. The same adoption process still applies.

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