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Local pet events: Nov. 27 through Dec. 4


•  Citizen Science Bat Monitoring Program – Sign-up deadline is April 1. First come, first serve. 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 more information and 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 at noon Jan. 16 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. 28

• Donate to Spay Illinois on #GivingTuesday – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will double donations made today on the Spay Illinois Facebook page. Or donate at

Dec. 2

• Dog Training 101 – 10 to 11 a.m.,   Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. Hosted by Grizzly & Wolf K9s and Joliet Township Animal Control. Tips, techniques, Q&A. For information, call 815-725-0333.

• Pull 4 the Pups 7th Annual – Noon to 4 p.m., Jakked Gym,  1450 SE River Road, Montgomery. Adoptable rescue pets onsite. Main event: two-man tandem deadlift for reps with two classes, Pupbar (600 pounds – 2 or 3 lifters, timed) and open (1200 pound bar – 2 lifters, not timed). New event: Lifter vs. Lifter, a 600 pound "Pup Bar" that will be a rep challenge competition. $10 entry fee. Kids under 12 free. Proceeds donated to Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary And Wags 2 Wishes. Raffles, 50/50, food, vendors. For vendors or sponsorship information, email

Dec. 3

• Hope for the Holidays – Noon to 4 p.m., NAWS Humane Society of Illinois, 9981 W 190th St Ste A, Mokena. Cookie walk and holiday gathering to help offset medical expenses for rescue pets of NAWS and its rescue partners. Also adoptable pets, pictures (without or without pets), raffles, gingerbread doghouse kits, holiday music and light appetizers.
Well behaved, dog friendly leashed pets with current vaccinations are welcome to attend. Visit

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