Faithful Dogs, Albino Animals & More!

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has gone to the dogs – and the mushers! In conjunction with the new exhibit “Dogs: Faithful and True,” writer and storyteller Karen Land will share her experiences as a three-time participant in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska on Saturday, April 8.

Her inspirational talk will begin at 1 p.m. during a day of activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 500 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis. It’s a huge accomplishment to finish the 1,150-mile Iditarod, which is among the most difficult feats in all of sports. Visitors will also learn about mushing and meet one of the dogs from her team. From 10 a.m. to noon there will be Pet Photography 101 with Smiling Dog Photography. The Indianapolis Humane Society’s Pet Adoption Wagon will also be at the museum from noon to 4 p.m. To see Patty Spitler’s Pet Pals TV interview with Karen Land, which airs at 10 a.m. Sunday on WISH TV, click the video box above.

The Animal Protection League, Inc. Indiana will have its annual Bowlathon May 6 to benefit Anderson Animal Care and Control. The event will be held at Championship Lanes, 1920 E. 53rd St., Anderson, IN.

It is seeking support of local businesses: A single lane Corporate Sponsor is $100 or a pair of lanes for $200, tax deductible. The contribution will give you a lane sponsor sign that will hang the day of the event and frequent public announcements throughout the Bowlathon.

Only Corporate Sponsors will be given the opportunity for distribution of promotional material. The Animal Protection League works in partnership with the City of Anderson to manage the operations of its animal shelter. To become a sponsor, you’ll find the form here:

For more info on the Animal Protection League, go here:

The animal kingdom is full of exotic colors, but did you know that there are many species of all-white creatures? Albino animals are rare, and their lack of pigmentation can come from a variety of genetic disorders. Most creatures born with albinism have white or pink skin and fur, and some have reddish or violet eyes, sometimes with poor eyesight. If you’d like to see some magical critters, click here:

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