Westside Briefs:
‘Foster Open House’ at cat rescue center

       Happy Cats Haven will host a “Foster Open House” Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
       The nonprofit rescue and adoption center is at 1412 S. 21st St.
       The event is free, with people invited to drop in, get a tour of the facility and meet others fostering cats.
       People wanting to take permanent ownership of cats or kittens at the center are also welcome.
       For more information, call 635-5000 or e-mail adopt@happycatshaven.org.
       Dog Park 'Ghouls' cleanup
       Ghouls & Stools, an annual Halloween-time cleanup of the Bear Creek Dog Park, is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
       Volunteers are welcome. The 20-acre facility, which is free and open to the public, is off South 21st Street at Rio Grande.
       The event is co-sponsored by El Paso County Parks and the Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park.
       Bags and plastic gloves will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a shovel or other pickup device.
       Fire damages Victorian
       A night fire Oct. 15 severely damaged the roof of a two-story Victorian at 212 N. 23rd St.
       There were no injuries, but a resident was displaced.
       A fire report indicates that the house can be repaired.
       Fought by 45 firefighters, the blaze was ruled accidental, caused by faulty wiring.

Westside Pioneer/press releases