More Educational Programs coming this year - what would you like to see?


We have received notice of confirmed cases of canine influenza in dogs that were at events in Georgia,Florida and very recently in Michigan over the past 7-14 days. Please monitor your dogs closely. As you know, the virus has an incubation period of 2-5 days and dogs may be shedding the virus while showing no signs. Dogs with fevers, poor appetites, and coughing, sneezing, runny eyes/noses should NOT be exposed to other dogs or people. If your dog is ill or exhibiting symptoms, the best option is to seek veterinary attention and refrain from bringing the dog out in public until they are medically cleared by your veterinarian.

Our next meeting is at 7:30PM Tuesday, June 6. It's our awards and elections of officers for the 2017/2018 years.
And, we will have Daniele Johnson from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine as our speaker. Each year WRKC donates $6000 for scholarships i.e. $2000 each for 3 students. She will discuss how they select students who will receive our donations. Also, update us on their expansion of the college.

MEMBERS PLEASE ATTEND: Besides the election of officers, we will be presenting awards at this meeting. You will be given an update on our board activities for the amending of the constitution and Friend of Western Reserve Kennel Club, a social club.

June 6th is as important to attend. We will be holding elections for officers, so please plan on attending. We will also have Daniele Johnson from the Ohio State College of veterinary Medicine as our speaker. She will discuss how and where our donations to the college are used.

At our May meeting: We want to thank Kristin Sonstrom from Akron University's Fetch Lab who spoke on hearing problems and hearing tests for dogs that are available and being developed.

At our April meeting: Maria Duthie demonstrated canine massage and spoke of the benefits it gives the dog. We want to thank her for an excellent presentation.

Our Crown Classic Dog Shows in conjunction with Richland County Kennel Club was held at Cleveland's IX Center. It was a wonderful event made possible by the extraordinary efforts of members of WRKC and RCKC clubs. Our club member, Byron Gray, did an outstanding rendition singing our National Anthem a cappella. We want to give a special SHOUT OUT to Ron Caffo and Ron's cat for his help. Thanks to our exhibitors, judges, superintendent, and a bevy of great vendors. We want to thank the IX personnel including Bill, for their behind the scenes efforts to make this show happen. We do appreciate the spectators. Thank you one and all.

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This year's Crown Classic Dog Shows will be December 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2017 at the IX Center.

Our October Halloween Meeting was a hoot with people and dogs in costume. Click on the dog's picture and see all the pictures.

Our August general meeting was our club picnic at the Brooklyn Heights Community Park. We had a great turn out, lots of great food, conversation and a short meeting. Thank to everyone who contributed and came.
In July, Mr. Tad Schoffner, Curator of Animals with the Cleveland Metropark Zoo. He talked about the ongoing development of the zoo, how animals are handled for routine medical procedures, and a great overview of the zoo’s newest exhibit, the Tiger Passage. Our zoo is one of the jewels of Northeast Ohio. Don’t miss what is sure to be a most fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo.
We want to Thank Dr. Ed Jazik, a Dermatologist for Animals. He spoke on causes of allergies and some of the medications. It was an excellent presentation. He can be contacted thru the Akron (Copley) Ohio office located at Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center 1321 Centerview Circle, (330) 238-1820
He also works out the Cleveland emergency veterinarian, 216-362-6000, after hours veterinary animal emergency clinic in Brook Park, Ohio. 14000 Keystone Pkwy. Brookpark, Ohio 44135. 216-362-6000
We want to thank Rob and Beth Davis, volunteers for Ohio Search Dog Association, for a very comprehensive overview of their methods and efforts to help find people. They are with a very dedicated volunteer organization who help agencies around the state. It was an interesting program. OSDA website
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