Parasite Prevention for You and Your Pets

Photo by: P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Important discussion tonight.

Today  - Thursday, July 24 P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center will host “Parasite Prevention for You and Your Pets,” a forum on heartworms, ticks and Lyme disease, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the center’s future facility at 123 John Street in Camden.  The event is free to the public and will begin with a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.  Amie Hutchison, Executive Director of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center will lead the discussion.  Panel members will include Stacey Contakos, DVM from the Camden Hospitals for Animals and pesticides toxicologist Lebelle Hicks, PhD DABT from the Board of Pesticides Control of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Stacey Contakos is a veterinarian with interest in oncology, metabolic diseases, and incorporating alternative therapeutics such as acupuncture into everyday practice. Lebelle Hicks’ professional interests include integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of pesticides.

Founded in 1974, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization serving the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville.  In addition to caring for homeless cats and dogs, the adoption center provides community outreach and humane education programs.  Ideas or inquiries about volunteering to aid P.A.W.S. community outreach may be emailed to Joelle Albury at
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