Halloween is going to the dogs and cats as many shelters and rescues get into the holiday spirit for some spooktacular fundraisers. Time to embarrass your pets and kids with funny costumes as you go for great prizes. There’s also Yoga for Cats, The Bully Bash and Beyond the Myth to wrap up a great week of events.
Saturday, October 13
Cats have their own personal Yoga moves to relax but the rest of us need a little help. Join Tree House Humane Society for Yoga for the Cats from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rast Ballet Studio at 1803 West Byron in Chicago. A $15 donation is requested. Learn more and register online.
Dress up your pet and head to Waukegan for the WAGS ZombieWauk Pet Costume Parade and Contest from 2 to 4 p.m. The pet parade lines up at 1 at 204 North Genesee in front of Academy Square. The parade starts at 2:30 with costume judging and pet happy hour after the parade. All pets welcome and entry fee is $5.
Join Chicago Pet Rescue for their Halloween Fundraiser and Costume Dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Snuggery at 6733 North Olmsted in Chicago. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids and include appetizers, dinner, cake, a costume contest and more.
Join Lulu’s Locker Rescue for the Black and Boo Halloween Pawty from 7 to 11 p.m. at Durbin’s in Tinley Park. Don your costume and celebrate the rescue’s one year anniversary during the month when black cats need support the most. Tickets are $45 and include vegan and vegetarian-friendly dining, drinks and more.
Sunday, October 14
It’s time to celebrate the English Bulldog with Bully Bash 2012 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fox Valley Kickers in Oswego. Costume contest, Bully agility and more with over 200 bulldogs expected. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Learn more and get your tickets online.
K-9 Playtime at 403 Washington in Mundelein will host the Seventh Annual Howl-A-Ween Howl from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Food, fun, pet rescues with adoptable pets and a costume contest. Entrance will be $5 per dog or $10 per household.
Learn about the devastating effect Breed Specific Legislation has on families and communities in “Beyond the Myth.” There will be a screening of the documentary at Chicago Party Animals to benefit It’s a Pitty Rescue. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Learn more in this story.
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