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Local pet events: Nov. 13 through Nov. 20


•  Citizen Science Bat Monitoring Program – Sign-up deadline is April 1. First come, first served. For information, call Forest Preserve District of Will County’s volunteer supervisor Renee Gauchat at 815-722-7364. For information, visit

Fix one cat and get one fixed free – Through November. The Pet Well Clinic, 2765 Maple Ave., Lisle. For information, prices and appointments, call 630-961-8000. For information, visit

• Free dry dog food – For active and retired U.S. military personnel. Monthly program. Must be picked up by the owner in Joliet. Proof of military service is required if you are retired. For information and a short telephone interview, call COPE Animal Rescue at 815-342-0378.

• Injured wildlife – Contact a wildlife rehabilitator by visiting or

• The Forest Preserve District of Will County dog parks – Permit required. For information, visit

• Yappetizers – Public Landing Restaurant, 200 W. Eight St., Lockport. For information, call 815-838-6500 or visit

• Yearlong Food Drive for Will County Humane Society – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, VCA Animal Hospital, 220 N. Hammes Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-729-0770 or 815-741-0695, or visit


• Puppy and beginner dog training classes – Six-week classes start Jan. 16 at noon and continue through Feb. 20, Francis Field Youth Foundation Building, 801 E. Francis Road, New Lenox. $120. Call Carolyn McGuire at 815-922-3058.

Nov. 17

• Bingo night for NAWS – 6:30 p.m., Beggars Pizza, 650 W. Maple St., New Lenox. $25 includes 10 games of bingo, pizza, salad and soda. Possibly a few vendors. Cash bar available, with designated drink specials where NAWS receives a portion of proceeds. Bring a wish list item and receive a special door prize ticket (maximum 15 tickets). For tickets, visit or contact Wendy at

Nov. 20

• Marco’s Pizza/Hopeful Tails Fundraiser Night – Also Nov. 21, Marco’s Pizza, 2410 Essington Road, Joliet. Twenty percent of sales donated to Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. Eat lunch and/or dinner. Show the flyer or mention Hopeful Tails when order is placed. Dine-in, carry out or delivery.

• Joliet City Council work session –
5:30 p.m., 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Joliet City Council considering a ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. Public comments welcome. For information, visit

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