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Pets

Local pet events: Dec. 3 through Dec. 10

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is offering three bird-watching hikes in early to mid-December. Take advantage of the free programs to learn about winter-resident birds, such as this tufted titmouse, and to walk off some holiday calories.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is offering three bird-watching hikes in early to mid-December. Take advantage of the free programs to learn about winter-resident birds, such as this tufted titmouse, and to walk off some holiday calories.

Ongoing

• Big Run Wolf Ranch – 14857 Farrell Road, Lockport. Offers seasonal open house events, scheduled on-site and off-site presentations, school field trips, birthday parties, corporate events, reunions and overnight camping. The ranch is wheelchair and stroller accessible and has a sign language interpreter on staff. For information, visit www.bigrunwolfranch.org or call us at 815-588-0044.

Dec. 3

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Come dressed to volunteer for a short training. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Dec. 5

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.;, Bolingbrook PetSmart, Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. Cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

• Winter Bird Hike registration deadline – Event is 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 8, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. 1- to 2-mile hike. Ages 18 and older. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or call 815-722-9470.

Dec. 7

• Morning Bird Hike – 9 to 10 a.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. 1- to 2-mile hike. Ages 16 and older. Registration not required. For information, reconnectwithnature.org.

• Open viewing – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Dec. 8

• Pictures With Santa – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brothers Country Supply, 2403 Sycamore Drive, Morris. Bring your pets and get your pictures taken with Santa. Photo will be available the next morning, download high resolution printable photos. For information, call 815-941-4227.

• Adoption Event – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Louis Joliet Mall, 3400 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. Hopeful Tails will be located in the Live 360 space next to Sears. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• Pictures with Santa – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mallard Point Veterinary Clinic, 25520 S. Pheasant Lane, Channahon. $5. All donations will help support Help Save Pets. For information, call 815-467-4855 or visit animalcareinfo.com or www.helpsavepets.org.

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