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Local pet events: May 20 through May 27

May 20

• 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

• 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

May 21

• “Turtles Rock" registration deadline – Event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., May 23, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks and spending time with the live Blanding’s turtle models that call the museum home. Hide your rock after the program for someone else to find to brighten their day. Free. All ages. Register at or call 815-886-1467.

May 22

• 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 24

• Fresh Food Deli – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; also 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25, Blackbird's Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More, 221 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-9311 or visit

May 25

• “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

• 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. For information, visit

May 28

• Affordable Pet Vaccines: 5 to 8 p.m., Karen’s Grooming and Boarding, 309 Republic Ave., Joliet. For information, call 630-961-8000 or visit

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