EVENTS

OCT. 4-9

Chihuahua-Small Dog Rescue Virtual Sweet 16 Party Auctions — Silent auction Oct. 4-9, with live auction 8-9 p.m. Oct. 9. Registration required: betterunite.com/ chihuahua-smalldogrescue sweet16party.

OCT. 9

Fur Ball — To benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 6-9:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Go online for ticket prices. Registration required: hsppr.org/events/fur-ball-2021.

Sweet 16 Party — To benefit Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, 6-9:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama Drive, $35-$50. Registration required: tinyurl.com/eets4fb5.

OCT. 10

Blessing of the Animals — 3 p.m., St. Matthias Episcopal Church parking lot, 18320 Furrow Road Monument. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares; stmatthias@comcast.net..

NEED HELP?

Harley’s Hope Foundation — Provides financial assistance for major veterinary care and behavior-modification services, access to a list of Colorado pet care resources and educational information on preventive pet care and safety: harleys-hopefoundation.org, 495-6083.

AVAILABLE

Safe Place for Pets — Finding homes for pets of terminally ill owners. For information on rehoming pets or to find available pets for adoption, call 359-0201 or go to safeplacepets.org.

Adopt a Shelter Pet license plates — $80 one-time fee for new or replacement plates in addition to other taxes and fees, $25 renewal fee. Part of funds benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund; colorado.gov.

LOOKING TO HELP?

9-Lives Rescue Inc. — Foster homes needed. Supplies and medical care provided; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Breeder Release Adoption Service — Donations of money, food, dog collars and harnesses accepted; breederadoptions.org.

Happy Cats Haven — Volunteer cleaners and adoption help needed as well as donations of Costco, grocery and office supply gift cards; gently used cat equipment accepted; 362-4600, happycatshaven.org.

Look What the Cat Brought In — Volunteers for shelter tasks and fosters for kittens and cats needed, 2129 E. Boulder St.; 331-6852, lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue — Volunteers and fosters needed; rockymountaincockerrescue.org.

WHAT TO DO IF?

If an animal bites you, your pet runs away, or you find a stray, call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 473-1741. To list a lost or found pet, go to hsppr.org.

Email adoption fairs and pet events tolistings@gazette.com.

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