House of Mews Meowathon 5K coming in Nov.

The House of Mews will hold its ninth annual Meowathon 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Overton Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9. (Enter off of East Parkway, between Poplar Avenue and Sam Cooper Boulevard.) Everyone is encouraged to “Run for the Claws.” The Meowathon is a major fundraiser for The House of Mews, a no-kill feline sanctuary at 933 S. Cooper St. In addition to the...

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Letter from the President: In Memory Of …

For quite some time now, fall in Cooper-Young has been the busiest and most exciting time of the year for me. This year we celebrate the 25th year of the CY Festival, the CY 4-Miler is growing every year, they are working on completing the bike lanes as we speak ― and right now I could care less. This morning, I called the vet to see when I could pick up my dog, Gracie, who was recovering well from recent surgery, and instead found...

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Overton Bark park to “cut the leash” Saturday

Get ready to cut the leash. A grand opening for Overton Bark, the new fenced dog park in Overton Park, is set for Saturday, June 2. The event will begin with a one-mile fun run and dog parade beginning in Overton Square at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m. in Overton Square). Mayor AC Wharton and others will deliver opening remarks at 10 a.m., ust before the official “leash cutting.” Live music from Wuvbirds, Side Street...

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User’s review: Tagg – the pet tracker

By June Hurt Anyone who receives the safety alerts from the CYCA, or regularly visits our Facebook page, should notice that we spend a lot of time looking for our residents’ lost pets. For the most part, it’s the sneaky canines that decide to slither under fences or wriggle through unknown loose boards, sometimes snagging and losing their collars on the fence during their escape. Microchips definitely help if you are fortunate...

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Letter from the president: Lost pet panic attack

By June Hurt Those who know me well, know that I love dogs more than most people. I really love my dogs in particular, because they love me unconditionally, occasionally bring me gifts of dead things, and never talk back or ask for money. Losing either of them for even a few minutes is unthinkable, and it hurts my heart to see all the lost dog postings that we send out every week from the CYCA. So I’m talking to my mother one night on...

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Pet Parade and Adoptathon will benefit Humane Society

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host two big events this month. The Trot for Spot Pet Parade and Canine Carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the humane society office at 935 Farm Road in Shelby Farms. Pet Parade Participants will be entered to win awards such as best costume, dog/owner lookalike, best bark and best trick. The carnival will also include a doggy DJ, Dog Training 101, a canine unit...

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