3/18/2014 - The Unique Power of the Human-Animal Bond
Date: Tuesday - March 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Did you know that when you pet your animal friend, after three minutes you experience a release of oxytocin in your brain? This is the hormone that gives you a peaceful sense of well-being. Your pet gets that same release of oxytocin, too. Please join our guest speaker, Joy Davy, licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in the human-animal bond and pet grief. She will explore the unique bond we share with our companion animals. Q&A to follow presentation.
Our adult education seminars are free, however donations are gladly accepted. Space is limited, so register today. Contact Terri Hancock, humane education manager, at (630) 420-8989 x117 or via e-mail to reserve your spot. Seminars are educational only, please leave your pets at home.
4/26/2014 - The Human Race
The 3nd Annual Human Race takes place on Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM at the Esplanade at Locust Point in Downers Grove. It is a 5K run or 2 mile fitness walk. All ages can participate and dogs are welcome on the fitness walk. Be part of the NAHS team for this exciting event. We have set a goal of raising $10,000. NAHS will use the funds raised from this event for shelter renovations and to continue providing exceptional care to the dogs and cats in our community.
Registration is now open and the entry fee is $25 for walkers and $30 for runners if you register online; registration is $5 higher per category if you register offline and $10 higher per category if you register on event day. To register online now click here. For more information on the event, visit DuPage Human Race here.
If you can't participate in the event, you can still support Team NAHS! Visit the NAHS team fundraising page here and pledge your support today!
6/7/2014 - Wags & Wellness Family Event
Come join us on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Seager Park in Naperville to learn fun ways to keep you and your pet healthy. There will be fun activities, health screenings and healthy tips for both people and pets. Pets welcome! Area businesses will be showcasing their healthy products and services.
7/28/2014 - Putts for Pets Golf Outing
For 20 years, the Putts for Pets Golf Outing has been a community favorite. Held every summer, the event attracts over 120 golfers and community leaders. Putts for Pets includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, on-course contests, prizes and a live and silent auction. This year's outing will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at Bolingbrook Golf Club.