Cat rescue effort
A Red Deer-based cat rescue organization is encouraging people to adopt a homeless feline during National Cat Day on Thursday. Whisker Rescue would like to see as many people as possible pick up a new pet at their local homeless shelter. National Pet Day’s goal is to facilitate as many shelter adoptions as possible. Whisker Rescue representatives will also be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. at Red Deer’s PetSmart store at 5001 19th St. People can stop by and meet their new best friend. Whisker Rescue is the first Canadian affiliate of California-based Animal Miracle Network, which is celebrating National Cat Day.
Service dogs discussed
John Dignard, of Wetaskiwin has been relying on a service dog to supply assistance for memory loss for 35 years. He will speak on the issue of how dogs can help people with brain injuries maintain their independence at a seminar at A Gathering Place, 5021 Ross St. (formerly The Club Cafe), on Monday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dignard, who lives with brain injury, has trained the dogs and currently relies on and travels with his guide dog Eve. The seminar is free and is provided through the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. Coffee and juice will be served. Phone 403-309-7772.
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