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Pets: Low-cost clinics and nonprofit fundraiser

Updated: February 17, 2013 6:09AM

Low-cost pet wellness
clinics in Aurora

The popular monthly, low-cost pet wellness clinics return for 2013 after almost 1,800 animals were treated last year at the city of Aurora’s Animal Control and Care Division.

Just Animals, a local nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter, is providing vaccinations to dogs and cats, heartworm tests, discounted heartworm prevention medicine, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) tests and microchipping for Aurora-area pet owners. The clinics are between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month rain or shine at Aurora Animal Control, 600 S. River St.

The services are available by appointment only and can be arranged by calling Just Animals at 815-830-6568 and leaving a message. Agency representatives will then call back and confirm an appointment time. More information on the clinics is available by calling Aurora Animal Control at 630-256-3630.

Just Animals is a volunteer-based group that is based in Seneca. All the organization’s funding comes from donations and fundraisers. Learn more at

Learn about Aurora’s Animal Control and pet ordinances at the city’s website,

Fundraiser to help animal rescue organizations

Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 456 Treasure Drive, Oswego, will host a Puppy Bowl fundraising event on behalf of several nonprofit animal rescue organizations. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2.

The Puppy Bowl is loosely based on the Puppy Bowl that The Animal Planet does each year during the Super Bowl.

The rescue organizations are: Adopt-a-Husky, Angels on Wheels and Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary.

Dogs can bob for hotdogs, get their nails trimmed or painted, and six colors of doggy dye available for dyeing your dog’s fur.

Also get tips from a dog trainer, win raffle prizes, check out local businesses, and enjoy bakery items for sale.

The entry fee is one item from any of the rescue group’s “wish lists” per person. Check out their websites from the link on Facebook at or

All socialized, vaccinated (or titered) and leashed (no retractable/flexi leashes) dogs are welcome. Please no more than two dogs per adult person.

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