Pawz Too Run 5K Sat. to aid new no-kill shelter

paws_to_run1Runners, walkers, vendors, dog lovers, animal advocates and those who just want to celebrate spring are invited to the fourth “Pawz Too Run” this Saturday, April 12, on the Village Green in downtown Davidson. The early morning annual event will benefit the local not-for-profit Friends of the Animals, whose mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, provide low-cost spay/neuter services and promote adoption of homeless pets. Read the full story

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Circus Stella in Concord aids Spay It Forward

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Circus Stella performs April 11 in Concord, to benefit Spay It Forward. Click for ticket information.

fundraisers logoCircus Stella will be the first-ever fundraiser for a new group called Spay It Forward, which is helps needy families pay for spaying and neutering. The old-fashioned family circus features Vaudeville Comedy, Rope Walking, Balancing, Acrobatics, Aerial Silk, Trapeze, and trained performing rescue dogs. It will be this Friday, April 11, at 6:30pm at Les Myers Park in Concord.   Read the full story

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Corgi mix found along Main St. Davidson

Found at Davidson Library.

Found at Davidson Library.

A male  brown and black Corgi/Shepherd mix, maybe about 1 1/2 years old, was found Saturday afternoon at NC 115 and Catawba Avenue in Davidson. He also was seen earlier near Davidson Public Library, off Main Street. He has a a leather collar, no chip and no tags.

Contact Tammy at 704-987-8646 with any information.

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Chocolate Lab found in St. Alban’s neighborhood

From Davidson Police Department: “A large male Chocolate Lab was found in the St Alban’s neighborhood, on Twain Avenue. The person who has the dog is with the Wadsworth Group business located in St. Alban’s. His name is Ed and his number is 704-895-3435. He advised that he will hold the dog until the owner is located. The dog had on a red electric fence collar. ”

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Photo of the Day: A girl and her puppy

Emma Claire Graham tosses a ball to her puppy at the Antiquity Cornelius dog park Sunday. (Rodney Graham photo)

Emma Claire Graham tosses a ball to her puppy at the Antiquity Cornelius dog park Sunday. (Rodney Graham photo)

Do you have photos to share? Read below for info on how to submit your photo of the day. And to see previous photos of the day, CLICK HERE

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Prof. to speak April 10 on ‘Nuthatches vs. Bluebirds’

Professor Mark Stanback tends one of his birdhouses.

Professor Mark Stanback tends one of his birdhouses.

Davidson College biology professor Mark Stanback will discuss “Competition Between Bluebirds and Brown-Headed Nuthatches” at the next free nature program sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. in Mooresville.

This program was rescheduled from February, when the library was closed due to a dangerous winter storm. Read the full story

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DavidsonNews.net/pets

Welcome to our Pets page, with news of interest to animal lovers, events listings, adoptable pets of the week, and our lost and found pets listings. We're also looking for your favorite photos of your pets (and you, too).

Send news tips, information about upcoming events and links to your favorite animal articles elsewhere on the web to editor Michelle Marckwardt (photo), michelle.marckwardt @netzero.com. Have a lost pet? Send that to Michelle and the editor, editor@davidsonnews.net

More pet listings in Classifieds

See our Davidson Classifieds page for additional listings of pets in search of homes and pet-related services, such as dog-walking or pet-sitting, www.davidsonnews.net/classifieds.

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