Once again, PetPromise will be hosting their “5K Walk and Run for Homeless Pets.” The Rescue Run will take place over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, with the race beginning at 9:30 am. Walkers, runners, and friendly dogs are welcome to come out and support PetPromise’s efforts to change the future for homeless pets.

The event takes place at McFerson Commons Park (in the Arena District) located on Nationwide Blvd. at 218 West Street in Columbus.

The registration fee is $30. To register online, go HERE.

To get all the details about the Rescue Run, go HERE.


On Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, join Central Ohio rescue groups and vendors for the second Fetch A Friend Adopt-A-Thon at the Lausche Building, 717 East 17th Avenue, located at the Ohio State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Columbus.

The event will run from 11 am to 4 pm on both days.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you would like to find out about volunteering, please go HERE.

There will be tons of vendors on site.

To see a list of vendors, go HERE.

If you know of a rescue group or shelter that would like to attend, please pass this information on to them and ask them to sign up HERE.

To see the current list of rescue groups and shelters who will be attending the two day event, go HERE.

And finally, you can help make this event AMAZING by donating HERE.

To find out more about this mega-adoption weekend, which will occur annually, visit the Fetch A Friend web site HERE.

To Like Fetch A Friend on Facebook, go HERE. You’ll be updated on all the exciting news if you are a Fetch A Friend Facebook Friend (wow, say that three times fast!).


March 12 CPR Cat

On Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 am to noon, join Ohio Animal Companion at Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court in Hilliard for “Pet First Aid and CPR.”

You will learn about many different health issues and ways to help your pet in emergencies. Some of the items to be covered include:

  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Heat Stroke
  • And much, much more!!

The workshop is being facilitated by Rita DiPaolo, licensed veterinary technician. There will be hands on CPR instruction for both dogs and cats with a mannequin provided.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Seating is limited and you must pre-register for the workshop. There is a registration fee of $25.

You can LIKE Ohio Animal Companion on Facebook HERE.

To find out more about this event, go to the Ohio Animal Companion events page on Facebook HERE.

You can also register for the workshop on Eventbrite HERE.

LIKE Capital Area Humane Society on Facebook HERE.




For fifteen years, Alley Cat Allies has been hosting National Feral Cat Day and asking rescue groups nationwide to celebrate with them. This year, National Feral Cat Day and cat rescuers are trying to make Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) a Revolution–and they want you to join!

There will be lots of events on October 16 to celebrate National Feral Cat Day. Find one in your area by going HERE and get involved.

For more information on National Feral Cat Day, visit the web site HERE.

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