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Come celebrate with us at the PAWSitive Collaboration Celebration 
To celebrate nearly three years of success at finding adoptable dogs a home, the Health Department and numerous local partners will host a free event for the public. 
The PAWSitive Collaboration Celebration will be Saturday, September 6 from noon to 3 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park. 
The event will include a quilt raffle, silent auction, free cake and the opportunity to dunk either an animal control officer or Assistant Health Director Clay Goddard.
To learn more about the community partners who made this effort a success, as well as a newly formed charitable organization to benefit the animal shelter, click here

Heat Information
Take the excessive heat seriously. So far, there have been more than 53 cases of heat-related illness have been recorded in Greene County as of Aug.20. These illnesses are entirely preventable. Click here to check out the total number of cases reported by local hospitals, as well as a number of tips to keep yourself, your loved ones and your pets safe this summer.

New Missouri Food Code Video, Resources
For an overview of the new Missouri food code, as well as information about norovirus, the ProStart Program, the local food advisory committee and other food safety resources, see this recording of a previous food class. 

Healthy Opportunities
Check out our round-up of great opportunities for you to get and stay healthy that are happening in the Springfield area. The events and programs highlighted on this page with change periodically so be sure to check back for new opportunities to live a healthier, happier life.

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