|Sent on:||Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:05 PM|
The movie "Dog Jack" tells the story of a real dog that served in the Civil War as the mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd Volunteers. When Jack was twice captured by Confederate forces, his Union soldiers handed over Confederate soldiers to get him back. Jack's portrait hangs in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland.
The movie will be shown for free on April 28 at 10:15 a.m. in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie (15106). It's part of the library's day-long annual Civil War weekend.
The Washington Area Humane Society is offering low-cost vaccinations for rabies and other canine and feline diseases noon to 4 p.m. April 29 at the shelter, 1527 Route 136, Eighty Four. A three-year rabies shot is $8 and given only with proof of current rabies vaccine. Other shots are for distemper, bordatella, Lyme disease and feline leukemia. The shelter is microchipping pets for $25. Information: www.washingtonpashelter.org or[masked]-PETS (7387).
A veterinary cardiologist on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will perform free dog heart checks from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hartwood Acres. The checks will be done in a sound-proofed medical unit.
Eva Sikorska, a veterinary cardiologist at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Ohio Township, will be checking for heart murmurs and other irregular sounds.
Common symptoms of heart disease include reduced willingness to exercise, difficulty breathing, coughing, loss of appetite and weight loss. Go to www.YourDogsHeart.com for further information.