- Furry Friends Network’s ninth annual Race for Their Lives 5K trail run and 2-mile fun walk will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at Gifford Pinchot State Park’s Conewago Day Use Area. The race starts at 9 a.m. This year’s event will benefit CPAA’s HOPE (Hounds of Prison Education) program, which pairs carefully screened inmates with needy dogs for a period of several weeks to several months. The inmates work with a professional trainer, prison staff and HOPE volunteers to provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, behavior modification and one-on-one attention, which makes the dogs more likely to be adopted. Monetary sponsorships, donated items, or gift cards to your business can be used to make the event successful. Your help is desperately needed and will make a significant difference in the lives of homeless and unwanted animals. For information on HOPE, visit www.hopedogs.org. For details on FFN’s Race for Their Lives, visit furryfriendsnetwork.com.
- Mason-Dixon Car Club’s Cruise Night to benefit Animal Rescue Inc. of New Freedom from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Dallastown Family Restaurant in York Township, near Dallastown, PA. Cost is $5. For details, visit www.masondixoncarclub.com or call 717-244-0994.
- Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church’s Pet Sunday will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the church, 1398 Moulstown Road North, Hanover, PA 17331. The event will include a police dog demonstration at 1:15 p.m., a hunting dog demonstration at 2 p.m., and ice-cream-eating contest for dogs at 3 p.m., a pet costume contest at 3:30 p.m. and speakers throughout the day. Attendees can have thir pets blessed by Pastor David DeLong. Prizes will be awarded in the pet costume contest or coolest, prettiest and owner look-alike. There will be many pet-related vendors and food stands will be open. You can also have your pet’s photo taken by Abigail Nace Photography or a small fee. Admission is free. All pets must be on leashes. A rabies vaccine clinic will be available during the event (cash only). or details, call 717-632-2688.
- A microchip and rabies vaccine clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 18, at York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township (York County, PA). The rabies vaccination is $15 and the microchip cost is $25. In order to receive a rabies vaccination that is valid for 3 years, proof of a previous vaccination must be provided. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.