• 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.
• Open Viewing – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.
• Bird Hike – 8 to 10 a.m., Monee Reservoir, Monee Township. Short presentation. 1 to 2-mile walk over uneven terrain. Bring binoculars and field guide. 18 and up. Free. Visit reconnectwithnature.org.
• “Lake Renwick Bird Viewing" – 8 a.m. to noon, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, Plainfield. Bring own binoculars. Free. All ages. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org.
• 5th Annual Pet Expo – 9 a.m. to noon May 18, at Clow Stephens Dog Park, 16676 S. Lily Cache Road, Plainfield. Free and fun educational event for animal lovers and families. For more information, call Bertino-Tarrant’s office at 815-254-4211 or visitwww.SenatorBertinoTarrant.c
• Help a Horse Day” fundraiser – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County, Beecher. Pony rides, horse grooming, educational petting zoo and local vendor fair. $3. Ages 3 and younger are free. First 25 guests receive a gift. For information, call 708-258-3959.
• Pet Adoption event – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at 1350 W Renwick Road in Romeoville. Free food and a live radio broadcast provided by WCCQ 98.3. Eight local pet adoption agencies, including Grahamville Rescue & Sanctuary, Romeoville Humane Society, Humane Haven Animal Shelter, Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency, Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Will County Humane Society, and Wags 2 Wishes will attended. For more information, visit abricu.com.
• Volunteer Orientation – 10 to 11 a.m., Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. For new volunteers. Paperwork, tour of facility, policies and safety procedures, Q&A. For information, call 815-725-0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 3rd Annual Kitten Shower – Noon to 3 p.m., Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. Call 815-725-0333 or email email@example.com.
• NAWS 3rd Annual Candlelight Bowl for the Animals – 7 to 10 p.m., Orland Bowl 8601 w 159th St, Orland Park. $30. Includes four games of bowling, bowling shoes, all-you-can-eat buffet. Six-person team is $25 per person. Buffet-only is $15. Tickets at nawsus.org.
• Bird Hike – 8 to 10 a.m., Messenger Marsh, Homer Glen. Short presentation. 1 to 2-mile walk over uneven terrain. Bring binoculars and field guide. 18 and up. Free. Visit reconnectwithnature.org.
• Affordable pet vaccines – 5 to 8 p.m., 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1736 Essington Road, Suite C, Joliet. No appointment necessary. For information, visit www.spayillinois.org.
• 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 www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.