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Local pet events: Oct. 21 through Oct. 28

Take a “Migratory Bird Hike” to see amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds on Oct. 26 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield. The registration deadline for the free program is Oct. 24.
Take a “Migratory Bird Hike” to see amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds on Oct. 26 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield. The registration deadline for the free program is Oct. 24.

Oct. 21

• Lake Renwick Heron Rookery – Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset through Feb. 28. Hiking, running, bird viewing programs. Visit bit.ly/renwickreopens.

Oct. 22

• 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 www.spayillinois.org.

Oct. 23

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, 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.

Oct. 24

• “Migratory Bird Hike" registration deadline – Event is 8 to10 a.m., Oct. 26, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield. 1.5-mile guided hike. Age 7 and up. Free. Register at ReconnectWithNature.orgor call 815-886-1467.

Oct. 25

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

Oct. 26

• Mistwood Spooktacular Ruff Run – 8 to 10 a.m., Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 Renwick Road, Romeoville. To register and for more information, visit mistwoodgc.com/ruffrun.

• Eat a Bug – Noon to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Try a seasoned cricket or mealworm. Free. All ages. Drop-in. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Meet a Bat – 2 to 4 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St.,, Joliet. Meet and learn about bats, courtesy of Flying Fox Conservation Fun. Call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• Subaru Loves Pets! – 5 to 7 p.m., Hawk Subaru, 2401 Route 59, Joliet. Adoptable dogs as well as Will County Humane Society alumni, Woodie the Wonder Pup. Call 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.

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