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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Pooch Parade takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Two Rivers Park. Co-sponsored by the Heeling Partners therapy dog group and the Roaring Fork Kennel Club, the $15 entry fee will benefit several Valley pet charities: The Rifle Animal Shelter, the Simba Fund, Heeling Partners, and the CMC No Barriers Fund, to which a donation will be made earmarked for vet tech students, in memory of Beth Byerly.

Donations of dog and cat food for CARE’s pet food bank will be rewarded with extra raffle tickets. There will be demos, CGC certification tests, a costume contest, a tricks contest, vaccine/titer and microchip clinic, a dog fortune teller, and lots of other fun. A silent auction promises to be spectacular, and a custom log-framed dog bed will be the grand prize in the raffle.

The second annual “Potlatch for Pets” will be a feature, as well. This is an exchange in which people who have used but still serviceable pet supplies and equipment they no longer need can donate them, and those who need things for their pets can shop for free. Items can be dropped off at High Tails. For information, call High Tails at 947-0014.

Vietnam “Boots on the Ground” and “Brown Water Navy” veterans as well as Desert Storm veterans have a chance to meet with a Veterans Affairs benefits expert from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and learn more about their situation at the Glenwood Springs Veterans Clinic, 2425 S Grand Ave., Suite 101.

Many of these veterans are eligible for VA health care under a service connected disability, but have only applied under the income threshold program. The VBA representative can assist them with filing a claim. Also, Vietnam veterans who have an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge often qualify for care under the Agent Orange exposure program.

For details call, 970-945-1007.

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