SPCA profiles adoptable pets, prepares for new 'Paws on the Plaza' event

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Updated: 6/11/2014 11:32 am
From contributor Tom Jacobs, Executive Director of the SPCA of Northern Nevada
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Whoopie came to us as a rescue from our rural partners in Lyon County. She and her sister Sissy were surrendered by their owner as euthanasia requests.  Lyon County knew they have many more happy years ahead and reached out to the SPCA of Northern Nevada to rescue and rehome them. Whoopie is a 9-year old Border Collie mix. Her sister was adopted quickly and Whoopie has now been patiently waiting to find her forever home.  The sisters had been in the same household together since they were puppies. Whoopie is a beautiful, sweet and settled dog who is very loving to the staff at the shelter. Older dogs like her make ideal companions to less active households, are already house trained and in their twilight years.

How can you support the SPCA's ongoing efforts to save special pets like Whoopie?

Saturday, June 14 is our inaugural Paws on the Plaza. This public event is free to attend starting at 10 a.m. and is being held at the Sparks Plaza and Victorian Avenue. It is a chance for the entire community to come together to adopt homeless animals from many shelters and rescue groups, learn about animal care and training, and enjoy a fun day with family -- especially your four-legged companions. The event also features a dog parade at 9:15 a.m., dog costume contests, dog talent contest, live music provided by Kevin Tokarz, a kids’ zone, and demonstrations by On Command along with many animal product vendors. You can sign up for the parade online by clicking here. The cost to participate is $15. Washoe County Regional Animal Services will be providing free microchips, and the SPCA Mobile Clinic will be on-site to offer low-cost vaccinations.

Also, looking forward, we will be joining forces with Washoe County Regional Animals Services for free microchipping and rabies shots June 25 and 28. The SPCA clinic staff will also be providing low-cost Parvo, distemper and Bordatella shots. We will be at Miguel Ribera Park in south Reno both days.

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