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By Sonny Long
Sept. 21, 2012 at 4:21 a.m.
Updated Sept. 22, 2012 at 4:22 a.m.


NONPROFIT NEWS

Meeting

Victoria Trap-Neuter-Return will meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at Victoria Mall. Victoria TNR is a private volunteer nonprofit program dedicated to reducing the number of feral and free roaming cats living in colonies in the community. For more information call 361-550-5465.

DOROTHY H. O'CONNOR PET ADOPTION CENTER

The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center is hosting the "Bark at the Moon" K9-5K on Saturday at the Riverside Park special events area.

The fourth annual 5K event, this will be the first to take place at night. Participants are encouraged to take part in the lighted costume contest (nothing electrical).

All canine participants must be current on vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times.

Registration is $30 starting at 5 p.m. The race begins at 8 p.m. Awards will be presented in each age category.

Concessions and live entertainment will be available before and after the race.

For more information call 361-550-3903 or 361-575-8573.

HISTORY: Opened in 2007, the successor to Six Flags Humane Society established in 1963 by Dorothy H. O'Connor

AREAS SERVED: Victoria and surrounding counties

SERVICES PROVIDED: Adoptions, micro-chipping, pet education, cremations

GREATEST NEEDS: Kennel sponsors, supplies, volunteers, donations

STAFF: Sally Kuecker, executive director; Sarah Raab, assistant director; seven other paid staff members

CONTACT INFORMATION: 135 Progress Drive (past the airport), Victoria

361-575-8573 or visit the DOPAC page on Facebook

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