In Brief



Spa treatment offered to raise money for Relay for Life

DAVISON TWP. — The Pink Warriors team from Davison Relay for Life will hold it’s annual “Pamper Me” benefit on Feb. 12 at the Old Orchard Estates Clubhouse on Lapeer Road west of Oak Road. The event is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the cost is $30 per person. The event will offer manicures, chair massages, foot soaks, hand massages, makeup consultants and drawings. The Pink Warriors will also offer drinks and snacks. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Call 810-412-4511 for reservations. — G.G.

Grand Blanc pet rescue joins Internet database

GRAND BLANC — Bruised But Not Broken Canine Rescue of Grand Blanc recently has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on www.petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has more than 3,324,700 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously.

More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Bruised But Not Broken Canine Rescue pets may be viewed at www.petfinder.com/ shelters/ MI808. html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.

Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors instore adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, PetFirst Healthcare pet insurance and Merial, maker of the number one veterinaryrecommended flea and tick preventative Frontline, and heartworm preventative Heartgard. — G.G.

McLaren encourages adolescents to have “Fun with Fitness and Food”

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is offering “Fun with Fitness and Food” for adolescents ages 10-16 years old beginning Feb. 28. This series of five classes will include educational videos, activities and games focused on nutrition and exercise. A healthy snack will also be provided at each class. Registration is required,

Fun with Fitness and Food will take place Mondays beginning Feb. 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. The class will be held at McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program, Beech Hill Center G-3200 Beecher Rd., Flint. The cost is $45. Call 342-4110 to register. — G.G.


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