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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Sammy

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Sammy

 

Breed: Yellow Lab
Age/Gender: 3-year-old boy
Favorite food: Pizza,apples and ice cream!
Favorite person: Mommy!
Best tricks: Doing flips into the swimming pool
Turn ons: Rubbing the belly
Turn offs: Vacuum cleaner
Favorite toy: Hedgie the Hedgehog
Last seen: Sleeping on his back with his legs in the air
What makes your pet so special: His unconditional love for his family, especially the children

Submitted by Heidi Smith

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7th Annual Indoor Yard Sale To Benefit Mostly Mutts

Mostly Mutts is holding their 7th annual indoor yard sale at The Space Shop Self Storage, 3148 Johnson  Jerry Road, Marietta, GA 30062 during the weekends of March 6-7, March 13-14, and 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.

The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Fridays (March 6, 13, & 20): 10AM – 4PM
  • Saturdays (March 7, 14 & 21): 10AM – 4PM

They will be accepting donations of food for Pet Buddies Food Pantry. 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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Fancy Feline To The Rescue

 

On the first and last Saturdays and Sundays of each month, Fancy Feline Rescue of the South conducts cat adoptions at Petsmart, 860 Cobb Place Boulevard in Kennesaw (Saturdays:11am-4pm; and, Sundays: 1-4pm).

The non-profit is no-kill, free-roam cat adoption and rescue organization for cats that are homeless, abused or no longer wanted. Their loving fancy felines are looking for their forever homes. Their 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 our furry friends. Visit www.FancyFelineRescue.org, follow them on Facebook, or contact FancyFelineResQ@bellsouth.net.

 

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Join the fun at pet fashion show this weekend

The Marietta “MUTTropolitan Pet Fashion Show” will make its runway debut 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. This unique event will benefit the Cobb Animal Control shelter, Ahimsa House, a nonprofit organization that helps shelter people and pets who had to flee their homes because of domestic violence, and PAWSitive Supporters, a nonprofit group doing spay and neuters in low income areas of Cobb.

The event will feature dogs on the runway of the fashion show. There will also be pet-related vendors, entertainment, light food and beverages and a silent auction, all benefiting the shelter and two nonprofit organizations. Animal Control staff will also bring dogs who are available for adoption and collect unexpired, unopened dog or cat food to donate to a local pet food bank.

The event will be held in exhibit halls A and B at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Road, Marietta. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Alison at678-978-1475 or visit mariettamuttro.com.

 

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Pet Concerns: Lost & Found Rules & Regulations

Upon receipt of any domestic animal impounded, wearing a tag, the Cobb County Animal Control Division will make diligent efforts to ascertain the identity of the animal’s owner  and, if identified, shall, within 24 hours of receipt, contact the owner
by telephone. It shall send notice of impoundment to the owner by mail.

  • All animals impounded shall be kept at the Animal Control Center for a period of not less than 5 working days unless
    redeemed within that period.
  • Any animal not redeemed shall be considered abandoned to the Animal Control Division, in which all rights of ownership shall vest in the Animal Control Division; and the owner shall have no further claim to such animal.
  • The owner of any animal impounded may regain possession of the animal upon payment of applicable fees: $50 reclaim fee for the first occurrence and $100 for the second offense; $10/ each day the animal was in the pound; and, any medical fees incurred.

For more information call 770-428-5678.

 

Reprinted from the annual EAST COBBER’s annual Pet Guide as featured in our November issue. Pick up a copy at anyone of our 500 locations. Click HERE to find a copy close to you.

Meet the EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Henry

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Meet the EAST COBBER Pet of the Month, Henry

 

Animal/Breed: Cream American Shorthair
Age & Gender: Male, 6 years old
Favorite Food: Friskies Wet Food
Favorite Person: Mother
Best Trick: Roll over
Turn Ons: Play ball & cat meow toy
Turn Offs: Sneezes
Favorite Toy: Catnip fish
Last Seen: Daddy’s lap
What makes your pet so special: Loving & well behaved

According to Henry’s owner, Rebecca Richmond, “Henry is the best cat ever (I, in my lifetime, have had 13 cats plus 18 years of animal sitting business). He was an outdoor cat with no name.  He is a spoiled cat now. He poses for each month’s cover on my Facebook – sometimes in costumes.  We think he is pet of the month every month. I’m afraid it has gone to his head, and he has been selling his paw print to neighbors and friends.”

Congrats Henry!

 

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

 

Shop, support Furkids

 

 

Shop Furkids in the New London Square Shopping Center, 1487 Roswell Road, Marietta, 30062. This is the same shopping center as Marietta Antique Mall and Life Grocery. Store and donation center hours are:Monday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.

Spread the word, shop at the store and donate gently used items from your home. Inventory includes household goods,  clothing, home decor, kitchen items, pictures, books, music, art, collectibles, furniture, appliances and more. If you have a large item to donate please email sale@furkids.org or call the Norcross store at 770-817-1405 to arrange for a pick up.

The thrift store provides very valuable revenue for the Furkids programs. In 2014, Furkids saved 2,375 cats and dogs. The revenue generated from donations to the store allows Furkids to provide lifesaving medical care, shelter and food for over 1,000 animals on a daily basis. For more about Furkids visit www.furkids.org.

 

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Pet fashion show to benefit local animals in need

The Marietta “MUTTropolitan Pet Fashion Show” will make its runway debut 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. This unique event will benefit the Cobb Animal Control shelter, Ahimsa House, a nonprofit organization that helps shelter people and pets who had to flee their homes because of domestic violence, and PAWSitive Supporters, a nonprofit group doing spay and neuters in low income areas of Cobb.

The event will feature dogs on the runway of the fashion show. There will also be pet-related vendors, entertainment, light food and beverages and a silent auction, all benefiting the shelter and two nonprofit organizations. Animal Control staff will also bring dogs who are available for adoption and collect unexpired, unopened dog or cat food to donate to a local pet food bank.

The event will be held in exhibit halls A and B at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Road, Marietta. For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about limited vendor spaces, contact Alison at 678-978-1475 or visit mariettamuttro.com.

 

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Red Bandanna Pet Food announces donations

 

Red Bandanna Pet Food, which has three stores in Cobb County announced its 2014 charitable donations totaled almost 36,000 meals and $36,000 in donations/products given to local area rescues and nonprofits. In 2014, the company hosted several fundraisers in its 12 stores, as well as participated in a meal donation program to support area animal rescues in need.

One fundraiser called Round Up for Rescues had customers rounding up the total of their in-store purchase to the next dollar, which helped raise $2,650 to benefit Fix Georgia Pets, a local nonprofit organization that provides free and low cost spay and neuter services.

Fix Georgia Pets also benefited from voting and sales of the 2015 Red Bandanna Calendar. Customers picked which pets the calendar would feature and those votes, plus calendar sales, have raised $3,300 to date. Calendars are still available and on sale at 50 percent off for $5 each. They feature valuable coupons for store products, in addition to pet photos taken by Leesia Teh.

2014 was the fifth year for the Angel Tree Program, a fundraiser for Canine Cellmates, Good Mews, Mutt Madness and You Lucky Dog rescues. This program allaowed customers to choose an “angel” off a tree representing a gift a local foster pet was wishing for during the holiday season. The 2014 Angel Tree raised $9,671 thank to Red Bandanna’s customers, including a couple of anonymous “angels” who purchased an entire tree in the No. 107 Norcross store and the No. 109 Dallas Highway store.

Red Bandanna partnered with Phillips Pet Food and Supplies to host a program called Feed The Furries. Through this program, Red Bandanna donated 25,802 meals to Atlanta Lab Rescue, Angels Among Us and Daffy’s Kitchen. These groups also helped spread the meals throughout many Georgia shelters in need of food. This program will continue in 2015, through the support of Phillips.

Throughout 2014, Red Bandanna also donated various products to several local rescue groups totaling more than $20,000 om retail value, along with more than 10,000 meals.

Red Bandanna Pet Food is a local 12-store chain of one-stop shop pet stores providing top-quality nutrition, supplementation and products to continually engage pets. For more information visit www.rbpetfood.com.

 

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Cat adoptions twice first, last Saturdays and Sundays

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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