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Local pet events: April 29 through May 6

April 29

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m.; also May 5, 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

• Chipotle Fundraiser – 5 to 8 p.m., Chipotle Mexican Grill, 2609 W Jefferson St., Joliet. 30% of proceeds from sales that mention Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue in Joliet.

• Incredible Bats – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Meet live bats and their skunk friends. Call 815-846-6500 or visit or

May 1

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

May 2

• Zentangle Butterflies – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Free–hand draw or trace butterflies to decorate and color. Beginners welcome. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit

May 3

• Open Viewing – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; also May 5, Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For information, visit

May 4

• “Lake Renwick Bird Viewing" – 8 a.m. to noon, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. Bring own binoculars. Free. All ages. Visit

• Low Cost Shot Clinic – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 
2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet. Canine distemper, feline distemper, canine influenza and bordetella. Walk-ins only if available. Schedule appointments at For information, visit or call 779-206-2132.

May 5

• “Meet a Beekeeper” – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Mike Rusnak will discuss beekeeping. Q&A. 18 and older. Free. Registration is not required. For information, visit

May 6

• The Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club is accepting donations of  dog and cat products, such as canned and dry dog, puppy, cat and kitten food (with no red dye); dog and cat treats and toys; cat litter; pet shampoo; blankets and towels; paper towels; and food and supplies for rabbits,hamsters and guinea pigs. Bring supplies to 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, during normal school hours through May 6. The supplies will be donated to the Will County Humane Society when the club visits the facility in the spring.

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