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Pawsitively Purrfect Evening-Sapphire, NC, June 12

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 2.35.06 PMThe Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society holds its annual gala, "Pawsitively Purrfect Evening," on Friday, June 12 at the luxurious Country Club of Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC.

The event will be an elegant evening featuring cocktails, an exquisite dinner, live and silent auction, and dancing. Auction items include one-of-a-kind works of art, vacation getaways to exotic locales, exclusive private dinner parties, and much more.

Tickets are $195 per person ($390 per couple). 100 percent of the proceeds benefits the shelter pets at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. For more information, call (828) 743-5752 or visit www.chhumanesociety.org .

Agility Trials, Fletcher, May 22-25

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 10.00.02 AMDog agility is a beloved sport by dogs, their handlers, and spectators. Now you have an opportunity to watch American Kennel Club agility trials, free of charge, from 8 AM to 2 PM each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 22, 23, 24, and 25. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Agility Club, the event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher (across from the Asheville Regional Airport).

More than 300 purebred dogs from throughout the southeast will compete at various levels of difficulty against each other and the clock. About 70 AKC registered breeds will compete in the trials.

Watch as dogs and their handlers navigate obstacle courses, everything from platforms to weave poles to tunnels. It's an experience you won't want to miss (but please leave your own dog at home).

For additional information about the trials and agility in general, visit the Blue Ridge Agility Club's website: http://blueridgeagility.com/

Photo: Blue Ridge Agility Club

Spay/Neuter Vouchers in Hendersonville, May 23

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 1.31.08 PMSpaying or neutering your pet is the best way to prevent animal over-population. Community Partnership for Pets will be selling low cost spay/neuter vouchers to Henderson County residents on Saturday, May 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Tractor Supply, 115 Four Seasons Mall, Suite A, Hendersonville.

For more information, call Community Partnership for Pets at (828) 693-5172, or email cpforpetsinc@aol.com.

Image: Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Free Puppies W.I.N. Session-Asheville, May 23

  ID-100226589Puppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window.

Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home.

Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, May 23 from 9 to 11 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Note: Humans only please!

Visit www.petbehavioraid.org for additional details.

Image: Vudhikrai, freedigitalphotos.net