Pet Briefs

Cat adoption event set for Saturday

The Laramie Animal Welfare Society is planning to host a “Caturday” adoption event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 1104 S. Second St. There will be kittens available for adoption for a $85 fee and adult cats will be available for a discount through the month of May, which includes spay/neuter. Participants are encouraged to get applications completed early, and preapproval is required to take an animal home, according to a news release. Cash, checks or PayPal payments (via phone) are accepted. No credit cards will be taken. Go to and find the adoption page for applications. Call 460-3775, email or go to or for more information.

Laramie Kennel Club Dog Show set for May 27-28

The Laramie Kennel Club Dog Show is a free event starting at 8 a.m. May 27-28 at the Albany County Fairgrounds until the Best in Show competition in mid-afternoon, according to a news release.

There is a $2/day parking fee for attendees, and there will be vendors, food, and plenty of dogs to see.

The following is recommended dog show etiquette for spectators:

— First, strollers and dogs (not entered) will not be permitted at the fairgrounds May 27-28.

— Next, attendees should ask the owner/handler before they touch any dog. Some owner/handlers will not permit any contact with their dog particularly before their competition.

— Although, most handlers will answer questions, please wait until after they have shown or competed. Their focus is with success in their event. Laramie Kennel Club members will be happy to answer questions and will be available both days.

— After the dog has competed, the next group will come in the ring for competition. This show will include confirmation, rally and obedience. Once a dog shows, it will move either to the grooming area or to an off-show site. So, if there is a particular breed attendees would like to see, the show schedule will be available.

Email Show Chair Gale Bandsma at for more information.

How to submit to Pet Briefs

If you have a Pet Brief you’d like to submit, send it to, bring it to the office at 320 Grand Ave. or fax it to 721-2973. Include who, what, when, where, why and how in the brief, as well as the cost and where to go for more information, if applicable. Word limit for briefs is 125 words. Submitting information for briefs does not preclude us from possibly writing a story on it. Submissions must be approved by the editor before publication. All submissions will be edited for grammar, style, spelling, libel and length. The deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday’s for publication in Thursday papers. Contact Peter Baumann at 755-3328 or for more information.

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