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The newly formed Hyde Park Bark Alliance will be hosting a Halloween pet costume ball in Harold Washington Park. The Alliance is organizing in view of eventually establishing a City-sanctioned dog run in the northeastern area of the park. Show up with your pet, and, if interested, let them know of your support.
Meanwhile, the world of Hyde Park cat lovers is working hard to deal with the South Side's feral cat problem. They're holding a workshop at Backstory Cafe this Friday and would like you to come.
Here's what Hyde Park Cats tells us about their event and themselves:
The event is one of many taking place across the country in honor of National Feral Cat Day, October 16. National Feral Cat Day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral (wild) cats. Alley Cat Allies is the foremost authority on a program called Trap-Neuter-Return, a humane method of care that improves the lives of outdoor cats.
With Trap-Neuter-Return, outdoor cats are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. Cats that have undergone the procedure are eartipped -- while under anesthesia a small portion of the left ear is painlessly removed for identification. Trap-Neuter-Return ends the cycle of breeding, makes cats better neighbors, and improves their lives.
WHAT: Helping Community Cats Workshop
WHEN: October 16, 2009, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Backstory Café (61st St. and Blackstone Ave.)
CONTACT: Anna Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)