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by Terri Klinsky

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Pictured: Lucky and Ramon

The warm weather is finally here. Check out these upcoming pet events.

—Sunday, May 31, is Paws Chicago's Angels with Tails adoption event on Michigan and Oak, 12-4 p.m. Adoptable pets include dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. See for more information.

—Sunday, May 31st is Woofstock 2009 at Pooch Park at Channelside Park, 3220 Oakton, Skokie. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and is sponsored by the Skokie Park District and The City of Evanston. This award-winning dog-and-people party featuring dog acts, demonstrations, music, food, exhibits and family/dog activities and contests will be full of fun and excitement had for all. Dogs are welcome. Admission is free; call 847-674-1500 for more information.

—Sunday, June 7, is whenRed Door Animal Shelter's 9th annual Gimme Shelter walk for animals takes place. It will start at 10 a.m. at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. The event raises much-needed money for the shelter. You can register online at, and you can even pick your own team: the rabbit, dog, cat or "I love all animals" team. Prizes are given to the teams raising the most money. Registering online is $15 per adult, and $5 per kid 3-12. ( Kids under 3 get in for free. ) Your registration fee gives you brunch, a Walk! T-shirt and access to the Doggy Splash Pool. Entertainment this year includes animal communicators, tarot card readers, magicians, and much more.

—Saturday, June 13, is the Anti-Cruelty's 9th Annual Wooftop Party and Adopt-A-Thon. The event takes place 12-4 p.m. This dog day of summer fun fest features a KISSFM Adopt-A-Thon, food, refreshments, games, raffles, pet psychic Denise Zak, doggie massages and much more. The event takes place on the upper levels of The Society's parking garage with a great view of the City's skyline, 169 W. Grand. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call Emily Ledergerber at 312- 644-8338 ext. 319 or visit .

—Saturday, June 13, is when Andersonville's Midsommarfest features the annual Pet Parade. Enter your pet in contests ranging from prettiest pet, best pet tricks, to best pet costume. The contest takes place at 12 p.m. at the family stage located on the corner of Clark Street & Summerdale.

Pets for Adoption

The Red Door shelter is absolutely overwhelmed with rabbits. Meet Lucky and Ramon. They are a bonded pair of rabbits who were rescued from Kuwait. They were found in a meat market in Kuwait City and a nice couple contacted Red Door for help. The couple paid to fly the bunnies to O'Hare, and now they are safe at the shelter and ready to be adopted. Contact: Red Door Animal Shelter, . E-mail or call 773-764-2242.

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