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Holiday meet and greet for Fort Wayne's 4-legged friends

Kyle Oswalt, 11, meets Kiera, a 2-month-old black tiger kitten who is up for adoption at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. Wednesday afternoon the shelter had its Christmas open house. Visitors got behind-the-scenes tours and refreshments. Volunteer Jerri Martin was helping Kiera and Oswalt get acquainted. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Kyle Oswalt, 11, meets Kiera, a 2-month-old black tiger kitten who is up for adoption at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. Wednesday afternoon the shelter had its Christmas open house. Visitors got behind-the-scenes tours and refreshments. Volunteer Jerri Martin was helping Kiera and Oswalt get acquainted. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:01 am
The public got to tour Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control on Wednesday as they celebrated the holidays with homeless dogs and cats.

Guided, behind-the-scenes tours were given. Animals who were up for adoption were handled by volunteers so the public could get acquainted with them. There were refreshments and information on volunteering.

Guests were encouraged to bring monetary donations for medical supplies or to bring gifts of wet, canned food for cats and dogs (dry food and dry biscuits are not needed), feed for small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and parakeets, durable chew toys like Kongs or Nylabones, Scoopable cat litter, small bags of timothy hay or alfalfa cubes, Care Fresh small animal bedding, towels and blankets for dog and cat bedding, blank animal themed note cards with envelopes, leashes and collars, non-carpeted cat scratching posts/furniture. The pet adoption center will be closed Dec. 24 and 25. For additional information call 260-427-1244.

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