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Join Us for ‘One Heart, Four Paws’ 2017!

The 2017 “One Heart,Four Paws” event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Sun., February 12 at the Blank Park Zoo, 7401 S.W. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The event will include a silent auction, a book corner, a tricks performance, and more. “We work hard with our handlers, partners, volunteers, and animals to improve lives in our community, but every so often, it’s good to have a party,” says Paws & Effect Executive Director Nichole Shumate. “‘One …