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Free pet adoption event this weekend

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is taking the lead in hosting a “Mega Match-a-thon” free pet adoption event Friday and Saturday. Shelters and rescue groups from all over the area have been invited to participate in the event, which will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Subaru of Spokane, 423 W. Third.

Organizers are hoping to adopt out more than 200 animals. All dogs and cats will be vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Spokane County residents must pay $25 for a dog license or $15 for a cat license. People who do not live in Spokane County will not be required to buy a license.

The adoption event is being underwritten in part by a $10,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Saturday’s highlights

Michele Nelson of SCRAPS checks a stray for an identification chip. SCRAPS and other area animal welfare groups will hold a pet adoption event Friday and March 31. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

Goodness, what happened to the warm weather and sunshine we had yesterday? It's a dull and rainy Monday out there, the perfect time to catch up on anything you missed in Saturday's Valley Voice. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is heading up a huge free pet adoption event this weekend. Organizers hope to find new homes for more than 200 pets.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger talked to members of the Central Valley High School Knowledge Bowl team, who apparently credit their success to their mascot, a monkey carved from a coconut named Mojo. It seems to be working; the team won the recent state competition on Marysville, Wash.

The Spokane Valley City Council had some discussions last week on sidewalk projects as part of the Safe Routes to School program. The council also talked about the city's new pavement managemet program.

This isn't in the Valley, but if you are a fan of Southern cooking and/or the South Perry neighborhood, you will want to check out Pia Hallenberg's story on a new restaurant opening there at the end of May or in early June. Called Casper Fry, the restaurant will be run by the same people behind Madeleine's. 

The case for adopting from a shelter

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