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Pizza Hut’s Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser – February 26

Pizza Hut’s Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser – February 26

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Enjoy some pizza well helping cats by printing this flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website.

Visit your local Pizza Hut on Feb. 26  anytime between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., present this flier and 20 percent of your total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Participating locations are on the flier.  Dine in, delivery and carry out are available. 

Visit www.crashslanding.org for additional details and the flier.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Fourteen local Pizza Hut locations on Wednesday, October 23 from 11am to 11pm will donate 20% of the customer’s bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Go to www.crashslanding.org locate Upcoming events for October 23 Pizza Hunt Fundraiser to print flier for participating locations; must present flier with your order.

Call: (616)821-6065 or more information.

Walker City Commissioners change Dog Ordinance

Walker City Commissioners change Dog Ordinance

Walker City Commissions has changed a law, allowing residents to have up to 3 dogs in their homes. Up until now they have only been allowed to have 2 dogs.

Frank Walsh, Community Development Director said the ordinance has been modified, along with some others, to meet the demands of residents who present requests to the Zoning Board of Appeals.  After he reviewed ordinances regarding animals in the home and comparing Walker’s ruling with other communities, he presented these issues to the City Commission.

The change will go into effect in February 2013. Just a reminder to all dog owners also, dog license fees are due no later than March 1st.

Horse enthusiasts from across state to gather in West Michigan for Winter Horsefest

Horse enthusiasts from across state to gather in West Michigan for Winter Horsefest

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (Dec. 11, 2012) – Horse enthusiasts from across Michigan will gather at the DeltaPlex this Saturday, Dec. 15 for the West Michigan Winter Horsefest, the only expo of its kind in West Michigan.  The event offers English and Western inspired shopping, along with interactive fashion shows and clinics from industry experts.  Admission is $8. 

The event, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature two clinics by nationally recognized coach and clinician Leesa Massman – whose students have achieved more than 300 National Titles.  Massman also has served as coordinator for the Michigan Horse Show Judges Program as well as being honored with the prestigious Dodge-Miner Award for outstanding judging. 

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

The Kent County Health Department is thrilled to announce the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) met its goal of 300 adoptions in the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge, which was held August 1-October 31, 2012.  That’s 174 adoptions more than last year.  In all, 674 pets were saved in the three month challenge – 137 more than last year.

The winning shelter will receive $100,000 in prize money.  KCAS did not save the most pets in the competition, but the contest helped build awareness about the KCAS and the thousands of animals that come through the doors every year.  “This competition brought in dozens of families who had never come to the Kent County Animal Shelter in the past,” said Cathy Raevsky, the Administrative Health Officer of the Kent County Health Department.  “Our dedicated staff worked incredibly hard to promote adoptions and return lost pets to their owners over the past three months.”

Humane Society of West Michigan Wins Grand Rapids Gem

Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) has won the Grand Rapids Gem competition, organized by Grand Rapids-based Craft-Revival Jewelers.  As a result of earning 65 percent of the public vote on grandrapidsgem.com, HSWM earned $6,640. 

“We are truly honored and ecstatic to be the winner of this exciting competition,” said Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan.  “We currently have 300 animals at our shelter and these funds will be used directly for their care.  As a 100-percent donor-funded organization, donations like this are vital and we couldn’t care for our animals without the community support.”