The Norman Transcript

Local news

March 22, 2013

Junior League of Norman raising awareness for city dog park

NORMAN — The Junior League of Norman will host an event to raise awareness for the community-supported dog park and animal well-being in April.

“Paws for Parks” is set from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Norman Community Dog Park on 12th Avenue Southeast and High Meadows Drive.

Every year, new members of the Junior League put on a class project. This year, they chose to do something new and close to their hearts.

“We are all are animal lovers,” said Katelynn Calonkey, co-chair of the event. “We felt that this was something the league hasn’t really done before and we wanted to try something new and something we were all passionate about.”

Calonkey adopted her dog from Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, where she used to volunteer as a child, she said.

The event will feature a “meet and greet” with some of Second Chance’s “most popular dogs.” Calonkey said the dogs will not be available for adoption that day, but those interested are encouraged adopt on Tuesday when Second Chance is open.

“We’re really trying to raise awareness about animals that are really cute and need to find homes,” Calonkey said.

“It’s an opportunity for us to shed some light on a park that a lot of us frequent and is really important to us and to a lot of people in the community,” said Ashley Miller, another event co-chair.

An on-site veterinarian will offer micro-chipping for $25. Refreshments provided will include chicken fingers, courtesy of Raising Cane’s.

A prize will be given for the person who donates the most Purina One lamb and rice dog food at the event. The prize includes a dinner for two and a one-night stay in the Embassy Suites Presidential Suite. The food donated will benefit Second Chance.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • Body 1 Police identify woman found dead Monday

    Norman police have identified a woman found dead in her home at 2202 Donna Drive Monday afternoon. Police responded at 1:25 p.m. to the residence of Cassandra Thompson, 30, after receiving a report that she had not shown up for work ...

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Residents speak out about document regarding shelter photos

    Norman and metro-area residents showed up in overwhelming numbers, many in red shirts, for an Animal Shelter Oversight Board meeting Monday night demanding for their opinions to be heard....

    July 29, 2014

  • Mixon’s attorney says athlete acted in self-defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense. “This past Friday morning, Joe Mixon found himself in a situation ...

    July 29, 2014

  • County moves forward on nursing home bonds

    Cleveland County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution authoring a county trust to issue up to $15 million for a nursing home on the site of the former Whispering Pines nursing home at 501 E. Robinson St....

    July 29, 2014

  • Breast Care Center will relocate to HealthPlex

    The Norman Regional Health System will move its Breast Care Center to the HealthPlex campus, making it more accessible for patients, hospital officials said Monday. At its monthly board meeting, the Norman Regional Hospital Authority ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Little Axe Health Center hosting blood drive

    Norman-area blood donors this summer will not only save lives when they donate with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), they’ll also get “Feel Cool” T-shirts and two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo....

    July 29, 2014

  • Woman arrested for allegedly bringing gun into courthouse

    Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Norman woman Friday after she allegedly brought a loaded handgun to the Cleveland County Courthouse. Cynthia Bodnar, 52, of Norman, entered the courthouse through the east entrance shortly ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Man in critical condition after being pinned in wreck

    A Norman man remained in critical condition Monday after a single-vehicle wreck around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at 1100 80th Ave. SE. Norman police believe Justin Davis, 33, was intoxicated when he got tangled in his vehicle and pinned....

    July 29, 2014

  • Teen dies after drowning incident

    After rescue attempts by Good Samaritans and medical crews, Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that a Yukon teen died at 5:50 a.m. Monday after a drowning incident Sunday at Lake Thunderbird....

    July 29, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Sunday: · 12:07 a.m. vandalism, 700 block of Asp Avenue · 1:29 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North Interstate Drive East · 2:50 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North ...

    July 29, 2014