For sixteen 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) available for “All Cats” and “All Communities.”

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.


On Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Ohio Animal Companion will present a workshop on Pet Nutrition 101. You can find out exactly what you are feeding your furry friend at this informative class.

The workshop will look at labels on pet food and help you discover what is truly the best food for your pets. Participants will learn basic principles of pet nutrition, what is a high quality food, and how to look at labels and understand them. The workshop will also cover feeding methods and body condition scoring, as well as life stages.

The workshop will be facilitated by Rita DiPaolo, licensed veterinary technician.

Pre-registration is required and there is a $25 fee for the workshop. To register, go HERE.

You can also find out more on the Ohio Animal Companion events page on Facebook HERE.

LIKE Ohio Animal Companion on Facebook HERE.

Pet Nutrition 101 will be held at Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.

You can LIKE Capital Area on Facebook HERE.


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!).


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