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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2000

SPCA mobile clinic expands services

The Alaska SPCA low cost spay and neuter mobile veterinary clinic will expand and continue services on the Kenai Peninsula through the fall. Prices are: $50 for female dogs (regardless of size), $40 for male dogs and female cats and $25 for male cats. Low cost vaccinations also are available without appointments. For more information, call 262-1624.

BearCam offers live show

The BearCam grand opening will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at the Pratt Museum in Homer. Derek Stonorov will interpret bear behavior. Live images from the Gull Island cameras also will be available.

In 1999, as part of the Kachemak Bay Discovery program, cameras were installed at the McNeil River State Brown Bear Sanctuary, 100 miles from Homer. A microwave and UHF relay package was placed on a mountain in Cook Inlet and images of the bears are fed to the Internet. The experimental project was a partnership between the Pratt Museum, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Geographic Society and SeeMore Wildlife Systems Inc.

The BearCam is an intergram part of the multimedia River of Bears exhibition at the Pratt Museum.

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