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DeKalb PetCo to host annual Hamster Race

DeKalb PetCo to host annual Hamster Race

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | August 29, 2019

DeKALB- Hamsters will race for glory in the annual Hamster Derby from noon to 2 p.m., Sept. 7 at PetCo, 2072 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. The event will be open to the public so anyone, and any hamster, can attend. For those interested in competing, just bring...

Tails to adopt 200 new dogs

By Amelia Cruz | April 28, 2013

Tails Humane Society and Petco are working together to help overcrowded shelters from Oklahoma and Arkansas bring 200 dogs and puppies to DeKalb’s Tails. “We have partnered with three animal shelter groups from Oklahoma and Arkansas by taking the...

Local non-profit seeks to decrease Dekalb’s stray cat population

By Ali Combs | January 23, 2013

In an effort to help quell cat overpopulation and abuse DeKalb resident Jane Kosek set out in 2004 to help solve this problem. Kosek started Fixin’ Feral Felines as a means to control the stray cat population around her home. The organization originally...

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