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Animal Control to hold Valentine's adoption event

Animal Control to hold Valentine's adoption event

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Animal Control is hosting a special Valentine's Day event this week.

It will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 12, but was postponed due to last week's winter weather.

Attendees will meet adoptable pets while enjoying refreshments provided by the shelter. Those who want to bring home a new furry friend can do so for a discounted rate of $65.

Cobb County Animal Control is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Helping pets through storms

Helping pets through storms

ATLANTA -- We've all been through loud, frequent rumbles of thunder. For many pet owners, you know that these noises can spark a fit of panic in your cat or dog, and trying to calm them down once the thunder has already started can be nearly impossible, but why?

"I think the same things you think about when you think about a child," explained Dr. Scott Miller, a veterinarian from Powers Ferry Animal Hospital. "Loud noises is one thing. It's a combination of pressure and noise. Pressure changes. And the pressure changes that come along with incoming highs and lows."

So what are some of the options pet owners have to fix the problem?

First is something called a "calming collar." It's basically a collar that has pheremones in it that makes the dog feel as though other dogs are around, and that makes them feel as though they are not alone. Those collars last for up to 4 weeks.

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

 

FoxTale Book Shoppe will host The Divinity of Dogs launch party and book signing at 7pm on October 26, with author Jennifer Skiff.

Cobb County Animal Control hosting pet Adopt-a-Thon

Cobb County Animal Control hosting pet Adopt-a-Thon

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Animal Control will host a pet adoption extravaganza next weekend.

The Adopt-a-Thon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to special pet adoption rates, the event will feature vendors, food, a raffle and even demonstrations from Cobb County Police K-9 units.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate to the shelter.

Cobb County Animal Control is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta.

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

 

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.