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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Week: Annie

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EAST COBBER’s Pet of the Week: Annie Submitted by Gabrielle Lance

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Age and Gender: 2-year-old female
Favorite food: cheese
Favorite person: my mom and me
Best trick: fetching the ball
Turn ons: waking me up in the morning
Turn offs: brushing her teeth
Favorite toy: squeaky ball
Last seen: sitting on my Mom’s head
What makes your pet so special: she gives me kisses and makes me happy

(Reprinted from the April 2014 issue of EAST COBBER.)

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to petomonth@eastcobber.com. Don’t forget to include a photo!

 

Should your pet be our pet of the month?

Fill out the information on your pet and send it to:
EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068

Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com.

Pet’s Name:
Animal/Breed:
Age & Gender:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Person:
Best Trick:
Turn Ons:
Turn Offs:
Favorite Toy:
Last Seen:
What makes your pet so special:
Owner’s Name:

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The Marietta Mutt Strutt is September 6

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Join the fun at the Marietta Mutt Strutt on Saturday, September 6th, from 10am-3pm on the beautiful grounds of Marietta First United Methodist Church located at 56 Whitlock Ave, SW, just off of the Marietta Square. Bring the entire family, including the dog, for a day of fun! Enjoy Bluegrass music,  treats from the Food Trucks, Dachshund Races, the Kid Zone, Pet Parade and costume contest. Parking and admission are free.

With over 60 vendors we have something for everyone, from Harley Davidson and Luxury Cars to artisans and entertainment! Visit thethe Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free! Visit the eight Rescue groups who will have furry friends of all sizes just waiting to meet you.

Bring a chair to set up along the parade route to watch Jr. Miss Cobb County, CarleyJaymes Vogel, lead off the parade with a full court of Princes and Princesses and dogs, in full regalia. The parade route winds through the park, past the Grandparents’ grandstand at Winwood, and ends at the Pavilion, where prizes will be awarded. Categories include Look Alike, School Spirit, What the Woof?, In the Movies, Naked Dog (no costume)and finally, The People’s Choice Award. This award goes to the canine with the most “Likes” on Facebook, so if your fur baby doesn’t do well in a crowd, they can still participate online!  Post a pic of your dog on the Marietta Mutt Strutt Facebook page, in costume – or not, and get busy sharing. The one with the most ‘Likes’ wins!

Want to participate in the parade? Visit www.SweetwaterMission.org for the registration form. Cost is $20 per dog.  Is your dog under 30 pounds? Enter them at the Race Headquarters for just $2 per pooch. We are expecting up to 1,500 visitors, so if this sounds like a great place to showcase your wares as a vendor, we still have a few spaces. Contact Linda Oviatt at 770-241-4302 for more information.

This event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Sweetwater provides, on average, two tons of food a day for those in need.  Also look for beautifully handcrafted items for sale at the Mutt Strutt, made by the participants in Sweetwater’s newest artisan program for the formerly chronically homeless. Our mission is to prevent hunger and homelessness. We help stabilize families by providing basic needs and transform lives through education and employment opportunities. Visit www.SweetwaterMission.org to find out how you can help.

 

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Spotlight on Cobb County Animal Control

Cobb County Animal Control, located on Al Bishop Drive in Marietta, prides itself on handling animals with care and professionalism. The office handles aggressive animals of all species, answers noise ordinance calls, and processes stray animals, among other services. Cobb County Animal Control (CCAC) also operates a shelter that cares for over 200 animals. Last year, over 10,000 animals were turned in to the shelter.

The facility can only house up to 285 animals at a time, so CCAC works with many animal rescue groups.These groups include Good Mews Rescue, Cherokee Humane Society, and other breed-specific rescue groups. However, while rescue groups can help the shelter
by taking animals in to their own facilities, the number of animals in CCAC’s shelter is consistently growing. According to Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Cheryl Shepard, “animals are coming into the shelter faster than we can find homes for them.”

Unfortunately, one of the main reasons why people give their pets to a shelter is because they are recently adopted and are showing signs of aggressiveness. Shepard says that “in most cases the animal just needs some time to become familiar with their  environment.”

Due to the relatively small capacity of the facility, Shepard “would like to encourage pet owners to only bring their animals to the shelter as a last resort.”

CCAC would like citizens to know that “[they] are working very hard to find homes for unwanted animals.”

In addition to adoption events, CCAC has an online service, located at www.cobbcounty.org on Animal Control’s page, that can be used to look up animals that have been taken into the shelter. This service can be used to reclaim a lost animal or find a pet to adopt. Users can view animals based on characteristics such as size, breed, gender and whether or not the animal is housebroken or good with children. Cats and dogs that are eligible can be adopted for a fee of $110 each.

Cobb County Animal Control is open for adoptions and reclaims Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and on Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM. For more information on services provided by CCAC, call (770) 499-4136.

(Written by Tali Schroeder)

 

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Meet EAST COBBER’s Pet of the Week: Biscuit

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Biscuit, EAST COBBER’s Pet of the Week Submitted by Emily Cameron

Animal/Breed: Beagle Mix
Age and Gender: 2 years, Male
Favorite Food: His dog food.
Favorite Person: Brian
Best Trick: Sit
Turn Ons: Mommy’s blanket
Turn Offs: Getting in trouble
Favorite Toy: Nylabone bone
Last Seen: Fishing in a pond
What makes your pet so special: His love

 

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to petomonth@eastcobber.com. Don’t forget to include a photo!

 

Happy Tails Orientation Saturday, Thursday

Happy Tails Pet Therapy orientation for prospective members is the first Thursday or Saturday of every month, 10:30-11:30am and 7-8pm at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001.

For dates and more information, call 770-740-8211 or visit www.happytailspets.org.

 

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EAST COBBER Pet of the Week: Coco

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Coco. Submitted by Stephanie Durham.

Animal/Breed: Cat/Ragdoll

Age & Gender: 6 year old female

Favorite Food: Whiskas treats

Favorite Person: Mommy, she scratches under Coco’s chin

Best Trick: : Jumping really high to catch the “mouse” dangled above her head

Turn Ons: Cuddling with Brother Blue,  chasing  string around the house when humans trail them on the ground, being scratched under the chin and behind the ears, sleeping, sitting on a window perch and watching the birds and squirrels play outside.

Turn Offs: Being chased around the house by young humans.

Favorite Toy: Laser pointer or mouse toy

Last Seen: Sleeping curled up in her human’s bed.

What makes your pet so special: Coco is soft, has beautiful blue eyes, talks a lot and is so lovable.

(Reprinted from the May 2014 issue of EAST COBBER.)

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to petomonth@eastcobber.com. Don’t forget to include a photo!

 

Cobb & Cherokee Emergency Vet Clinics: When every second counts

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When every second counts for your pet, visit Cobb and Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinics. Two locations: 630 Cobb Parkway North and 7800 Highway 92. Visit www.cobbevc.com for more information.

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Week: Luna

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Week, Luna. Submitted by Addie McMillian.

Animal/Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Age and Gender: 5 months, female

Favorite Food: Anything you put in front of her

Favorite Person: Addie

Best Trick: Opening closed doors

Turn Ons: The smell of tuna

Turn Offs: Car rides

Favorite Toy: Catnip stuffed mouse

Last Seen: Chowing down

What makes your pet so special: She’s sweet as can be!

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. Don’t forget to include a photo!

 

Petland Kennesaw celebrates 13 years this Saturday

Petland Kennesaw is celebrating their anniversary this Saturday, July 19, noon-4pm. Raffles, FREE food and drinks, icees, face painting, discounts and more!

Visit Petland Kennesaw at 2920 George Busbee Pkwy in Kennesaw. 

 

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