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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.”

Kent County Youth Fair 2012

Kent County Youth Fair 2012

The Kent County Youth Fair is just around the corner, from August 6-11th at the Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell!

The fair will feature over 1,400 youth exhibitors displaying their animals and exhibits. Visitors will be treated to free entertainment at the main stage tent and throughout the fair grounds. The live stock auction, Karaoke, Reading for Rides Program, Talent shows, carnival rides and games, family fun dance, pullin' on the track and the children's barn yard are just a few of the numerous events and activities that go on all week long.

For a schedule of daily events and activities, visit their website at: http://www.kcfg.org/Joomla/

 

Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

The ringing of auctioneers voices provided the background for a very busy day at the fair during the livestock auction. Crowds piled into the Reath Barn until there was standing room only for one of the most popular events of the fair.

The auction allows children to display their product; rabbits, poultry, hogs, steer, goats, sheep, beef or a gallon of milk and sell them. Community businesses and individuals also use this as an opportunity to invest in the area and its youth.