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YOUR WEEKEND: Help out pets and have Halloween fun

Animals and Halloween have always gone hand in paw. This year, there are two events to benefit pets on this ghoulish holiday

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions will celebrate National Cat Day and Halloween with feline adoption events planned for several days at three Las Vegas-area PetSmart stores.

Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at PetSmart stores at 1321 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas, 1261 N. Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas and 5915 S. Eastern Ave. in Las Vegas.

Homeward Bound will display adoptable felines in the W. Craig Road store from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 31. The nonprofit organization will make cats available at the North Decatur Boulevard store from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Adoptions will be offered at the Eastern Avenue store from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Those adopting on Saturday will be invited to celebrate Halloween by playing Spin the Ghost to get discounts of $5 to $25 off adoption fees, which are $110 for kittens and $85 for adult cats. All of the cats offered by Homeward Bound for adoption will have undergone a veterinary check and received all required vaccinations. For more information, visit www.homewardboundcats.org.

The Animal Foundation will host its second annual Halloween Howl Fundraiser from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31 at 880 Rancho Circle. Ticket Prices are $100 per person or $150 per couple. The event will include both premium raffle and a silent auction items.We will also have a DJ and dance floor, buffet and bar, palm reader, animal adoptions, and an overall fun environment for kids and adults alike.

For tickets, call Melanie at 384-3333 ext. 123.

–Laura Ludwick and John Maltby/Illustration by F. Andrew Taylor

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