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Screen to stage, cats Included

Don’t you love it when you are vastly entertained, and still helping people or animals? "Kitty Critic Live 2" at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. is going to be one of those times. Kitty Critic exists mainly on the Internet. Treat yourself to a few episodes, and you’ll see a fine balance struck between musicians’ artistry and Daily Show-type satirical humor. Last year, SPACE brought the whole thing…

April vacation? Problem solved

Are you wondering what to get your 7- to 12-year-old involved in over school vacation this month, and you’re both animal lovers? Check out the Animal Welfare Society’s April Vacation Camp! The camp is a week long, April 18 through April 22. It takes place at the AWS’s facility in Kennebunk (46 Holland Rd), making use of a classroom space operated by their Humane Education Program staff. An educator chooses suitable animals from the shelter,…

The early bird gets the worm

Attention all dog walkers: Thursday, March 31 is the last day for "early bird" registration for the 11th annual Paws for a Cause 5K and Dog Walk, taking place in Freeport this fall, Aug. 27. The benefit of being an early bird is that if you’re in time, you will be entered to win either an overnight for two with Maine Huts & Trails, or a $50 LL Bean gift certificate. Pre-cutoff registration for either…

Animal sounds: Maine POPS Concert Band concert helps refuge league

The Maine POPS Concert Band presents “All Creatures Great and Small,” a musical tribute to our furry (and not so furry) animal friends, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Falmouth High School Theater (74 Woodville Rd, Falmouth). The concert will feature favorites like "Peter and the Wolf,” "Jurassic Park,” "The Waltzing Cat," and "All the Pretty Little Horses,” among others. Maine POPS has teamed up with the Animal Refuge League of Greater…

Farmer for the Morning teaches stewardship

Have you considered raising farm animals in place of traditional pets? If you live in a rural suburb and  have children, it’s a great alternative. Raise your own chickens or sheep, while keeping the kids busy without video games. But consider checking out some working farms together first. Most kids are big fans of animals, and Easter Weekend is a great time to start. One option is Farmer for the Morning, at Wolfe’s Neck Farm…
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Eye On Pets

Does your pet have mysterious issues? If so, consider bringing them to see psychic, Reiki practitioner, and Animal Communicator, Sara Moore, at the Planet Dog company store on Marginal Way on Sunday, March 20 between 2 and 4 p.m. Moore claims that animals of all types react positively to Reiki, a form of energy transfer, in this case, between human and animal. She asks the pet, either out loud or in her head, what they…

Tips to to minimize shedding as the seasons change

The season is upon us, and for breeds of dogs that grow winter coats, spring is extra shedding time. This is because certain hormones in dogs’ blood will stimulate or delay hair growth, depending on the length of the day. So naturally, as the days grow longer, your black clothes get more unpresentable. What can you do to reduce the number of fur balls accumulating in your home? Here are a few ideas from various…

Foundation grant boosts campaign for ARLGP facility

The residents of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s Westbrook shelter have something new to wag their tails about: The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has awarded a $300,000 matching grant to the ARLGP to be used towards completion of a new, state-of-the-art facility. The ARLGP has raised $5.9 million of its $6.5 million campaign goal. With the recent matching grant, and contributions from the public, the League hopes to close the remaining $600,000 gap…

Microchipping basics: Clinic at Pet Life helps owners track their pets

There will be a dog and cat microchip clinic at Pet Life in Portland, 91 Auburn St., at noon on Sunday, Feb. 28. Microchips will cost $35 per pet. Dogs must be brought on leashes, and cats must be in carriers. The event is sponsored by and benefits the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. For those who are unsure whether they want their pet microchipped or not, holistic pet care expert Dr. Karen Becker…

The Dog Wash Etc. goes the extra mile with delivery service

Want convenience when it comes to getting pet supplies? The Dog Wash Etc., at 1037 Forest Ave., offers free delivery within Greater Portland with a minimum purchase of $30, less than the price of a large bag of dog food. Outside the immediate service area, the minimum increases to $50. Those who live on the islands in Casco Bay serviced by the ferry are not excluded, but they must pay a $3.15 freight charge or…
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