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Rohnert Park Rumblings - February 2013

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Rohnert Park Rumblings
February 2013

by Gina Belforte

There are so many things in the world to love; our families, fresh fallen snow, the sight of tulips and daffodils signaling the first day of spring and our pets.

Animals give us such unconditional love. They are always happy to see us and enjoy any type of interaction like playing fetch, taking a brisk walk or a good old fashion belly rub. 

Each of us has a heartwarming tale about our pet(s) which highlights the importance our pets have in our lives. 

In Rohnert Park we are very fortunate to have an outstanding animal shelter full of accomplished staff and dedicated volunteers who have an overwhelming love and compassion for animals. They are highly competent when caring for pets, understand animal behavior and make sure the adoption process is good for both the adopter and adoptee. 

If you are looking for a new pet to fill you heart, have a behavior or training issue the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is the place to go. If you have never had a pet and are contemplating getting a pet the folks at the shelter can give you some guidelines of what to look for. 

If you are worried about housetraining your pet, your pets feeding schedule, want to understand why your dog digs or your cat is clawing give the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter a call at 584-1582.

The animal shelters biggest push this year is “increasing our return to home program” says Mickey Zeldes, the RP Animal Shelter Director. “We are offering FREE micro chipping and pet ID tags to every pet whose owner lives in Rohnert Park and Cotati.”  “We are trying to get every lost pet home ASAP this year”, says Zeldes.

Rohnert Park residents will also receive FREE spay and neuter for their cats throughout the year.

Events

Bunny Day happens the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. It is FREE.  Come meet a few of the adorable bunnies up for adoption such as Trickster or Bonnie, both cute little Lops.

Learn how to care for your bunny, what the best food for him/her is and how to keep your bunny happy. 

Does your bunny need a nail trim? Bring it in for a FREE nail trim, in its carrier please. 

Summer Camp

This is a great way for kids to have fun during the summer learning about animals. Each camp runs from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and costs $125. The camps are 7 weeks long and designed by grades 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, 6 and 7th. The classes involve arts and crafts, filed trips, demonstrations and hands-on time with the shelter animals. 

The Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is located at 301 J Rogers Lane, off Redwood Drive in Rohnert Park. They are open Wednesday 1pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1 pm to 5:30 pm and Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm.    www.rpanimalshelter.org.