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FURever Fest at Cobb Animal Control

Cobb Animal Control will be hosting its semi-annual FURever Fest under the big tents on Saturday, May 16 from 10-4pm at the animal shelter. This fun, free, family event will feature vendors with animal related businesses, services, and organizations that provide education and information on responsible pet ownership and well as having products for sale that can be used for your pets to enhance the experience of adopting a pet and being a pet parent. A K-9 officer and the handler will demonstrate the skills these dogs provide as a member of the police force. A DJ and hot dog vendor will round out the event.

Come on out and support your shelter. Consider them first when thinking of a new pet. For those interested in adopting, there are special adoption rates available during the event, and each family that adopts will receive a pet goodie bag. And, as a special incentive, if you adopt during the event, you will be entered in a drawing for a special gift. You can also help make a difference for less fortunate dogs and cats in Cobb by bringing a dog or cat food donation (unopened and unexpired) that will help a local pet food pantry provide temporary food assistance to those in need in our county.

The FURever Fest is held in the spring and in the fall as part of CCAC’s continuing efforts through public awareness and to work closely with the community to find more fur-ever homes for the homeless and abandoned animals that come into the shelter. Save the date for our next exciting event which will be the fourth annual ART Barks and Purrs on June 20, 2015.

The shelter is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, just a half-mile from Jim R. Miller Park. For more information about Cobb County Animal Control or this event, please visit www.cobbanimalcontrol.org. You can also follow the events n www.facebook.com/CobbAC and www.twitter.com/CobbAC.

 

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Earth Day Ideas for You and Your Dog

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Cesar Millan, known as the Dog Whisperer, offers ways you and your dog can celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22:

1. Cut down on waste that takes space and switch to biodegradable poop bags. The bags decompose in about the same amount of time as an apple.

2. Overpopulation, and consequently euthanization, is the No. 1 killer of dogs in this country. Visit your local shelter and adopt, or volunteer with a rescue group.

3. Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk to you, but to the dogs at your local shelter, they are beds and comfort. Instead of trashing your old linens and towels, donate them to your local shelter.

4. Old socks with missing pairs? Make a dog toy out of it! Recycling household products and making dog toys is a great way to reuse, rather than consume. Plus, dog toys sold at pet stores can be expensive and wasteful of our planet’s resources. Try this website for ideas on creating homemade toys.

5. Instead of driving to the dog park, how about rollerblading, biking or just walking instead? It’s more exercise and time for you and your dog to spend together, and it’s not using fossil fuels or spewing greenhouse gases into the air.

6. Consider a natural, holistic diet with a high vegetable content for your dog. Eating organic and local is good for the planet and good for your health.

7. Dogs mean cleaning! Check your household cleaning products and make sure you’re using ones that are chemical-free and therefore not contributing to harmful runoff into our ground and water sources.

(SOURCE: cesarsway.com)

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Dog Hikers gather weekly, all are welcome

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Dog Hikers of Georgia meets each Sunday at 10am. Locations vary and all are welcome – with or without a dog. For more information and locations, call Dr. Dan Batchelor at 770-992-2362.

 

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Good Mews Animal Foundation Spring Flea Market starts this weekend

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Good Mews Animal Foundation will be holding its annual Spring Flea Market starting Friday, April 17 and continuing weekends through Sunday, May 17. Hours on Opening Day, Saturdays, and Friday May 15 are 10am-5pm. Hours on Sundays are 12pm-5pm. New merchandise will be on display each weekend. The Flea Market will be held in Sandy Springs at 6317 Roswell Rd, Suite 6331, behind BB&T Bank and in the same shopping center as Hudson Grille.

Good Mews needs your help collecting items to make the Flea Market a success! Donated items will be accepted at the storefront on Saturdays from 10am-2pm and Sundays from 12pm-3pm, through Saturday, May 9. Check the website (www.goodmews.org) for all the latest Spring Flea Market information, including what items are being accepted. All donated items are tax deductible, receipts will be provided, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the cats and kittens of Good Mews.

Items must be in GOOD CONDITION and WORKING ORDER. Not being accepted: Tools & Automotive Items, Large Exercise Equipment, Mattresses/Box Springs, Drop Side Cribs, used Baby Car Seats, Fax Machines, Printers, Large Appliances, Computers, Keyboards, Overhead Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Clothing (adults or children’s), or Holiday/Christmas Items.

Visit www.goodmews.org to learn more.

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Save the date: Animal Control Adoptathon in May

Cobb Animal Control staff will host its semi-annual FURever Fest 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the animal shelter. This fun, free family event will feature vendors with animal-related businesses and services and organizations that provide education and information on responsible pet ownership. A K-9 officer and the handler will demonstrate the skills these dogs provide as members of the police force and there will also be a D.J. and food. For those interested in adopting, there will be special adoption rates available during the event and each family who adopts will receive a pet goodie bag.

This event is part of Cobb Animal Control’s continuing efforts, through public awareness and community involvement, to find forever homes for the homeless and abandoned animals that come into the shelter. For more information on Cobb Animal Control or this event, visit cobbanimalcontrol.org. You can also follow these events at facebook.com/CobbAC or twitter.com/CobbAC.

 

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Bunny

 

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Meet Bunny, the EAST COBBER Pet of the Month

 

Animal/Breed: Domestic Rabbit
Age & Gender:
Male, 3 years old
Favorite Food:
Banana
Favorite Person:
Mary
Best Trick:
Sit up
Turn Ons:
Play time
Turn Offs:
Barking dogs
Favorite Toy:
Alfalfa stick
Last Seen:
Stretched out relaxing
What makes your pet so special:
He was a rescue

Submitted by Mary Makucin

Think your furry friend should be our featured Pet? Email petomonth@eastcobber.com.

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Save the date: Animal Control Adoptathon in May

Cobb Animal Control staff will host its semi-annual FURever Fest 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the animal shelter. This fun, free family event will feature vendors with animal-related businesses and services and organizations that provide education and information on responsible pet ownership. A K-9 officer and the handler will demonstrate the skills these dogs provide as members of the police force and there will also be a D.J. and food. For those interested in adopting, there will be special adoption rates available during the event and each family who adopts will receive a pet goodie bag.

This event is part of Cobb Animal Control’s continuing efforts, through public awareness and community involvement, to find forever homes for the homeless and abandoned animals that come into the shelter. For more information on Cobb Animal Control or this event, visit cobbanimalcontrol.org. You can also follow these events at facebook.com/CobbAC or twitter.com/CobbAC.

 

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Looking for a furry family member? Cat adoptions at Fancy Feline Rescue.

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Fancy Feline Rescue of the South conducts cat adoptions at Petsmart, 860 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw, Saturday’s 11am-4pm and Sunday’s 1-4pm. Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is a no-kill, free-roam cat adoption and rescue organization for cats that are homeless, abused or no longer wanted. Loving fancy felines are looking for their forever homes. Come and spend some time with them.

Adoption fees are very reasonable and all cats are fully vetted. If you can’t adopt, you can donate to help with vet bills and daily care of the furry friends. Visit www.FancyFelineRescue.org, follow them on Facebook, or contact FancyFelineResQ@bellsouth.net.

 

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Shop the final weekend of Mostly Mutts Indoor Yard Sale

The final weekend of the Mostly Mutts 7th annual indoor yard sale at The Space Shop Self Storage, 3148 Johnson  Jerry Road, Marietta, GA 30062 is this Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.

“Whether you donate, shop or both you are making a difference in a dog or cat’s life,” says Tammy Turley, Executive Director of Mostly Mutts. Items for sale include antiques, furniture, electronics, pet supplies, home and garden décor, children’s clothing, games, toys, collectibles, sporting goods, etc.

Shop 10am-4pm both days. Donations of food for Pet Buddies Food Pantry will be accepted during theh sale. Please bring unopened, unexpired dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale. According to the Humane Society of America, four million cats and dogs –about one every eight seconds– are put down in U.S. shelters each year.

Atlanta alone euthanizes around 100,000 animals per year. Many of these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation.

Mostly Mutts is an all volunteer-based, licensed shelter and 501(C)3 organization that has placed over
3,000 animals since its inception in 2004. The mission of Mostly Mutts is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organizations to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, plus physical and emotional care to adoptable animals until they find a new home. Visit Mostlymutts.org or call 770-325-7387 for more information.

 

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25th Disc Dog Competition at Atlanta Dogwood Festival in April

Hosted by WOOF! Sports USA and The Greater Atlanta Dog & Disc Club, the 25th Disc Dog Southern Nationals – USDDN World Finals Qualifier takes place at the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, presented by PNC Bank, this spring. Held in the Meadow during the festival, this annual event is a premier USDDN World Finals Qualifier welcoming competitors from Atlanta to Japan. 

The Disc Dog Southern Nationals Qualifier tournament began at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival more than 24 years ago with only 10 competitors as a one-day event. This annual competition has grown to a two-day event and has become one of the most prestigious canine sporting events in the South. This year, competitors will once again vie for four invitations in two divisions to the Disc Dog World Finals, which is held in Cartersville, Georgia in October.

WOOF! Sports USA Demos take place on Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Tournament is held Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a Freestyle Jam Session takes place on Sunday just before the awards! Additionally, a Novice Toss & Fetch division takes place on Sunday, which is open to beginner level dogs.

Only competing dogs are allowed entrance to the festival. All dogs must pre-register, and all dogs are only allowed at the event site.

The Disc Dog competition is organized by WOOF! Sports USA and hosted by The Greater Atlanta Dog & Disc Club.

 www.woofsports.com and www.atlantadiscdogs.com

Read more at https://atlanta.daybooknetwork.com/story/2015-03-13/50377-dogwood-disc-dog-competition/email#LRlAhy8d2O6IVDei.99