It's the weekend and time to spend some extra bonding time with your pets. It's been so hot lately that it's been difficult to do much with them outside. But this weekend should be cooler than it has been and there are plenty of things to do that are pet related. Ameriana Bank is again sponsoring a microchip event on Saturday, July 28. This one will be held at their Westfield location on East State Road 32. The first 50 pets will be microchipped for free and there is a limit of one free microchip per family. Additional chips are $5 for the first one and $30 for any additional chips. The event will run from 10 AM-1 PM and will also feature adoptable pets from the Humane Society for Hamilton County and vendor booths.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis will have a booth at the Back2 School Expo also on Saturday. It's a free event for students and their families grades Pre K-12. This event will run from 10 AM-3 PM at the Indiana Convention Center. If your pet needs a nail trim, HSI is having a July special. You can take your cat or dog to their low cost vaccine clinic on Friday from 1-7 PM or Saturday from 8 AM-1:30 PM on Saturday and get their nails trimmed for only $7.
Many shelters and rescue groups will be holding adoption events this weekend. Wags Strays has moved their adoption event to Sunday, July 29. They will be at the Petco on 96th Street in Fishers from 10 AM-1 PM. They have a few older puppies available for adoption along with their adult dogs. All dogs are up to date on age appropriate vaccines, altered, microchipped, heartworm tested and usually crate trained and/or housebroken.
Sunday night it will be time to finish off the weekend with some R, R & P(that's rest relaxation and pasta) at the Milano Inn. Pasta for Puppies will be donating 10% back to Love on a Leash. You are welcome to take your leashed pets with you to eat outside. They are open from 4-9 PM on Sundays and will provide water and treats for their doggy guests. Love on a Leash is a local chapter of a national organization for pet provided therapy. They have both dogs and cats that visit patients in nursing homes, help children with their reading skills, visit with soldiers coming back from overseas and visit with hospice patients. It is an all volunteer group that trains and uses their own pets during the visits.
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