There will be lots of fun stuff to do this week from HamBingo to HomeMade Pizza to a Spa Day and Sexy Black to a Puppy Mill protest - all on the Chicago Pet Scene.
Cook County is offering a $40 rebate for all county residents for spay and neuter services for their pets through the end of the month. Go online for information. The rebate may be used for services at Tree House Humane Society, veterinarians and some other clinics in the county. Details on discounts offered through the Tree House Program in conjunction with the Cook County rebate may be found here.
Monday, February 18
It’s time for another fun evening of bingo, cool prizes and $5 Margaritas at Hamburger Mary’s at 5400 North Clark Street in Chicago. From 8 until 10 p.m., Ham-Bingo will benefit Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Wednesday, February 20
It’s a Four-Cheese Fundraiser for Harmony House for Cats at the HomeMade Pizza Company at 2039 West Roscoe in Chicago. From 1 to 8 p.m., HomeMade Pizza will donate $4 for every large or Gluten Free pizza, $2 for each salad and $1 for each order of breadsticks or dessert to Harmony House. Place your order online in advance.
Learn how to help the cats in your community and how to improve their conditions at the Helping Community Cats Workshop at from 6:30 to 8:30 at 1629 N. Ashland in Chicago – the Bucktown Branch of the Tree House Humane Society. The organizations Trap Neuter Return experts will discuss key topics related to stray and feral cats. For information, call 773-784-5488 ext. 234.
Friday, February 22
Join PAWS Chicago for the Seventh Annual Animal Magnetism event starting at 7 p.m. at Galleria Marchetti at 825 West Erie in Chicago, featuring Alison Victoria of DIY’s Kitchen Crashers. Tickets are $125 per person and $25 per dog in advance and increase $25 the night of the event. Thee will be great auction items, raffles and special treats along with an open bar, dinner buffet and dancing.
Saturday, February 23
Escape the winter blues with a fun day at the Spa Day to benefit WAGS – Waukegan Animals Getting Saved – from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Stop by for a wide range of services from manicures and pedicures to massages and facials with 50-percent of the proceeds benefitting WAGS. The Spa Day will be at the First Baptist Church at 401 N. Genesee. Call 847-599-8665 to book your appointment.
Stop by the Forest Park Library to check out the great cats available for adoption from Tree House Humane Society from 2 to 4 p.m. Along with the cats looking for homes, volunteers will be on hand to talk about the Community Cats program and have cat toys available.
The Fifth Annual Sexy Black will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1755 West Division in Chicago and will benefit the Chicago Cat Rescue. Tickets are $25 at the door and include giveaways, a drink of your choice, appetizers and a great raffle. Sexy Black focuses on building awareness of black cats and dogs.
The Young Professionals board of the Canine Therapy Corp holds their Second Annual Night on the Red Carpet Gala from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Gallery 1028 at 1028 North Hooker on Goose Island in Chicago. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door and red carpet attire is expected.
Sunday, February 24
Head out to the Brookfield Zoo for FREEze Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It’s a free admission day with lots of fun activities on tap including dog-sledding teams and the Comfort Dogs from Addison.
Join the West Suburban Chapter of The Puppy Mill Project for an informational protest outside the Furry Babies at Louis Joliet Mall from noon until 2 p.m. Help educate consumers about the origin of pets sold in pet stores. Signs will be provided. Parking is available at the Burger King lot on Route 30 across from the mall’s entrance.
Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance is hosting a Chihuahua Awareness Fiesta benefit night from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Helium Gallery at 4710 North Ravenswood in Chicago. Admission is $25 and covers Complimentary Mexican Food and soft drinks and a Margarita and beer donation bar and a silent auction and raffle. Learn more online.
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