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


It was last month this was posted. Keep aware of coughing wheezing sniffling dogs. The flu still is prevalent.
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. 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 Tuesday, September 5th at 7:30 PM. Program to be announced.

On August 1st we held our Annual picnic along with a brief general meeting. It's a very nice get together in a covered pavilion. We discussed our Friends social club which sponsored the picnic as well and WRKC business on upcoming events. It was a very enjoyable time with great weather.

For our regular general meeting we meet at the Brooklyn Heights Community Center located at 225 Tuxedo Ave in Brooklyn Heights, OH at 7:30PM.
  • A speaker or program will be announced for our September 5th meeting.
  • October 3rd is our Halloween meeting with dogs, kids and people are asked to come in costume.
  • November 8th, the meeting is on a Wednesday due to elections, our speaker will be Dr. Vedessa Meluch, DVM, CCRP, from the Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, 1321 Centerview Circle, Akron Ohio will give a physical canine rehabilitation presentation.

Our June meeting is the annual meeting. We were had Daniele Johnson from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine as our speaker. She talked about the vet school and were our scholarship donations go - to what students. She also said the renovations on increasing the size of the colleges, labs, and teaching areas are almost complete. She invited to come and see those one day.

Awards were presented. As well as officers were elected. Those were Ann Yuhasz as President, Dave Leibitzke as VP, Directors are Lilyan Allison, Kim Haupt and Laurabeth Duncan. Read the newsletter for more information: Newsletters

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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