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Rockford dogs invited to Bark for Life April 27

Rockford dogs invited to Bark for Life April 27

ROCKFORD, Mich. – Rockford area dogs are joining the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is Saturday, April 27.  Registration for the non-competitive dog walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, for cancer research and to support cancer patients.

Bark for Life begins at the White Pine Trail entrance near the Wolverine Footwear Depot and ends at the Rockford Dog Park near Richardson Sowerby Park.  The event ends at noon Saturday.

EXPO set for March. Sign up by Friday for a booth

EXPO set for March. Sign up by Friday for a booth

The 9th Annual Rockford Community EXPO is now in the works! This is one of the most popular events in Rockford, with 1,000′s coming through the doors of Rockford High School to see what YOUR company does. This is a great way to “tell your story” to the community.

The event runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 and features cash giveaways, a chance to win a car, entertainment and plenty of information about our business community.

Booths fill up fast, with Chamber Members getting the ability for booth space first. Anyone can sign up now, but non-members will be entered on a first-come first-served basis after January 31, but sign up now to assure a spot! Cost for a booth is $125 for members and $200 for non-members.

Download the application here.

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

The Kent County Health Department is thrilled to announce the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) met its goal of 300 adoptions in the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge, which was held August 1-October 31, 2012.  That’s 174 adoptions more than last year.  In all, 674 pets were saved in the three month challenge – 137 more than last year.

The winning shelter will receive $100,000 in prize money.  KCAS did not save the most pets in the competition, but the contest helped build awareness about the KCAS and the thousands of animals that come through the doors every year.  “This competition brought in dozens of families who had never come to the Kent County Animal Shelter in the past,” said Cathy Raevsky, the Administrative Health Officer of the Kent County Health Department.  “Our dedicated staff worked incredibly hard to promote adoptions and return lost pets to their owners over the past three months.”

Rockford Dog Park opening today at 4:00 pm

Rockford Dog Park opening today at 4:00 pm

From the City of Rockford Facebook page:

We are pleased to announce that the Rockford Dog Park will be open today at 4:00 PM. A special thanks to everyone who made this project possible.

Visit http://www.rockforddogpark.com for additional information.

Bow-Wows and Brews Benefit

Bow-Wows and Brews Benefit

For Immediate Release

What:  3rd Annual Bow-Wows & Brews to benefit C-SNIP

When:  Feb 10 2012 

              6:30-10:00pm

Where:  The Delta Plex          

               $35.00 in advance / $45.00 at the door                                               

Join C-SNIP February 10, 2012 at the Delta Plex for our 3rd  Annual Bow-Wows & Brews Event!   Bring your best friend(s) and enjoy craft beer tasting, live music, heavy hors d-oeuvres, raffles and auctions.&nb