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ADOPT A PET: Meet Pebbles

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pebbles

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy 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.

Pebbles is a six-month-old Australian Cattle Dog/Great Dane mix and she’s available for adoption from the Humane Society of Cobb County. At six months, Pebbles is already growing, fairly quickly; the average Australian Cattle Dog can grow to be, as much as, 62 pounds; and the average Great Dane grows to, nearly, 120 pounds. She’s black, all over, with a white marking on her chest.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

LOCAL PROFILE: Local firefighter becomes a hero after dog rescue

LOCAL PROFILE: Local firefighter becomes a hero after dog rescue

NORTHWEST METRO – Earlier this week, a Woodstock firefighter became an unexpected hero after rescuing Koko, the schnauzer from a burning home.

Ten year fire rescue veteran, Brian Scudder, began his career in fire rescue in the city of Ellijay. About two years later he moved to the City of Woodstock, where he has been for about eight years. Among his most memorable rescues, as a firefighter, he notes the date he carried out a rescue operation at the Whitestone miner; however, he was unable to free the miners.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned”, he explained.

Every week, Scudder works the normal schedule of a firefighter. The schedule includes 24 hours on the job and 48 hours off.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health Officials Encourage Vigilance in Rabies Prevention

MARIETTA, GA -- In light of a recent confirmed case of rabies in the City of Marietta, Cobb & Douglas Public Health officials are encouraging individuals to take immediate steps to reduce contact with infected animals.

The case involved a stray kitten that came in contact with humans. The individuals who were exposed received medical attention.