HAUNTED VET HOSPITAL - The Denver Holistic Center, which bills itself as Colorado's first holistic center for people and pets, will transform into a haunted vet hospital and "maze of terror" for Halloween. Both floors of the unique facility at 4640 Pecos Street will be done up for five nights - Oct. 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31.
The center, which offers anything from traditional veterinary care to vegan food for people, will host different sorts of animals during the event - specifically, Nico Novello and his "awesome live snakes and reptiles." There will also be a caricature artist, pet psychic, raffles, spooky treats, a haunted fish pond and more.
The goal of the event is to raise money for the center's traditional vet, Dr. Edward Garcia, who has been practicing in the Sunnyside neighborhood for decades and who some call "The Patron Saint of Pets." Tickets are $15 for adults and kids under 10 are free. Information: 303-433-8835
FREE CATS AVAILABLE - The Cat Care Society in Lakewood is participating in a program with Purina to offer free cat adoptions to people age 55 and older. If you know of someone in that age group who is considering adopting, have them contact the society and print this flyer -
www.catcaresociety.org/docs/PurinaFlyer.pdft - to bring with them to the shelter.
ABOUT ADOPT-A-SHELTER-DOG MONTH - From Oct. 1 through Oct. 25, the Dumb Friends League will take $50 off the adoption fee for all dogs 1 year and older.
October traditionally is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, and Dumb Friends League spokesman Chris Gallegos said it is a chance to increase awareness of the millions of shelter dogs looking for homes across the country.
"Dogs like Tilly, a blind, 10-year-old Maltese mix, and Max, a 1-year-old, three-legged boxer, are given a second chance for happiness, along with thousands of other homeless dogs," Gallegos said. "Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month is also a time to debunk a number of misconceptions about shelter pets. For example, many people think that dogs are brought to shelters because they did something 'wrong' That typically isn’t true. A majority of the pets in our care are surrendered due to 'people reasons,' like having to move, allergies, or a lack of time or money to care for a pet".
BEER BENEFIT - The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has teamed up with several local breweries to present Happy Tails Happy Hour: Boulder Brewery Tour. Participants buy an HSBV pint glass and get a free pint. A limited number of shelter pint glasses are available at each Happy Hour, After your first pint of the night, a portion of the proceeds for each additional beer will be donated to HSBV.
Here are three upcoming events:
•Thursday, October 17 — J Wells Brewery: 5 - 8 pm
•Thursday, October 24 — Twisted Pine Brewing Co.: 5 - 8 pm
•Thursday, November 7— West Flanders Brewing Co.: 5 - 8 pm
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