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Celebrate Pocket Pets with “Oreo Day”

Posted Mar 26th, 2012 by Cyndi Condit  Category: Community Interest

 

Toledo, OH – The Toledo Area Humane Society is hosting a very special day for the smaller animals that become our pets! Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Toledo Area Humane Society in Arrowhead Park, the public will have the opportunity to learn about the care and handling of Pocket Pets at Oreo Day!

Pocket Pets are animals like mice, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils and rabbits. These animals can become a special part of our families, but most people do not know what is involved with properly caring for them. For example, did you know that most small rodent type animals should not permanently be housed in glass aquariums due to potentially causing respiratory issues? Pocket pets needs special attention, and you will learn all about taking care of these animals at Oreo Day.

This day was inspired by an incredible young lady, Grace Haas of Maumee, Ohio. The untimely death of her special four legged friend, a wonderful guinea pig named Oreo motivated Grace. Grace made it her charge to educate the public, pet stores, veterinarians, even the staff at the Humane Society about the proper care of these small animals. Her efforts have even raised money toward the care of these animals at the Toledo Area Humane Society.

At Oreo Day on Saturday, the public will have the opportunity to learn about the care and handling of guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, gerbils, rats and ferrets. Veterinarians and experts in the field of these pocket pets will be available to discuss proper habitats, feeding, exercise and enrichment activities to make the lives of these special pets healthy and safe. You will also receive a list of local area veterinarians who treat these animals, animal specific care sheets and so much more.

Already have a pocket pet? Stop in to the Humane Society on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Oreo Day and bring in your furry, feathery or scaly critter for a high-quality glamour shot. “Pocket Portraits” are $5.00 each and you will receive a 4×6 color portrait of your pet. All proceeds from “Pocket Portraits” directly benefit the animals at the Toledo Area Humane Society.

The Toledo Area Humane Society is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization they are committed to the welfare of animals by providing temporary shelter and care while seeking permanent homes. Donations from local individuals, corporations and monies generated by fundraisers and earned revenue are a major source of funding for the Toledo Area Humane Society. For any questions please call 419-891-0705 or visit www.toledoareahumanesociety.org. ?Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/ToledoHumane

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