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Who’s that on our September cover? Lyn Ferrara, Atlanta Boxer Rescue.

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An East Cobber since 1976, Lyn Ferrara, a volunteer at Atlanta Boxer Rescue (ABR), is pictured with her
two rescue boxers, Deke and Missy. You can see Lyn and her rescue dogs marching in this year’s EAST
COBBER Parade and/or meet them at Atlanta Boxer Rescue’s booth at the EAST COBBER Festival.

“I became involved with ABR because of my love of all dogs– especially Boxers. I reached out to them
a few years ago to adopt a rescued Boxer and ended up volunteering. I help evaluate dogs in shelters, help with training issues . . . It’s all about saving lives and I help anyway I can,” says Lyn.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue is hosting the eighth annual Boxerstock Music Festival on October 11. A $10 ticket gets you access to an entire day of music and family fun from 12 noon to 6pm.  All proceeds benefit
Atlanta Boxer Rescue.

For more information, you can read all about this event on page 35 of our September issue or visit boxerstock.org.

Front cover photograph taken by Alex Neely Photography.

 

Reprinted from the September 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the September issue HERE.

 

Special reduced pet adoption rates this week only

Add another loving member to your family this week, as Cobb Animal Control staff reduces adoption fees Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 30. All cats and dogs 2 years old and older can be adopted for $60. A bonded pair of cats, 2 years old and older, can be adopted for $75 for both cats (must be adopted together). The normal adoption fee is $115 for all animals.

All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and up-to-date vaccines. The Animal Shelter’s hours of operation are: TuesdaySaturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information, call 770-499-4136.

 

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Pet Portrait Painting with Lauren Adams this Wednesday

Capture your favorite animal friend in acrylic paint. Guidance will be given to understanding the  anatomy of the animal and measuring accurately to create a believable likeness. Please bring at least two photographs of your pet to the workshop. All levels welcome!

Wednesday, August 26, 10am–2pm. Cost is $50. Stop by Abernathy Arts Center to register. Abernathy Arts Center, 254 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs. More info: 404-613-6172 or fultonarts.org.

 

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Canine Crusaders care for neglected dogs

Olive, recently rescued by Canine Crusaders

Canine Crusaders of Atlanta Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill rescue organization that is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs in the Atlanta area. Their focus is to find loving homes for every dog in their program and they pride themselves on matching each dog with the right home.

The Canine Crusaders have a well-planned adoption process that is beneficial to both the dog and potential dog owners. An application must be submitted to Canine Crusaders and, once the application has been approved, a home visit is conducted. Dogs may then go out for a two week trial period with the potential owners. If the trial period is successful and all parties are happy, then the adoption will occur. Adoption fees are $250 and include spay or neuter services, all vaccines, heart worm test, de-worming, and a microchip. Potential owners are required to have a fenced in yard if there are children.

Since Canine Crusaders is a non-profit rescue organization, donations are always encouraged and needed to finance vet and boarding bills, collars, dog food, as well as flea and heartworm prevention. “Foster homes are one of our biggest needs in rescue. Without a home to stay in, these dogs either get turned away or have to live in a boarding facility. Foster homes provide a safe and loving home as well as food and vet care, as well as monthly flea and heartworm prevention,” says Canine Crusaders President, Leigh Myers. ”We are also in need of dedicated volunteers who can help out with our adoption events on the weekends.” The Canine Crusaders hold  adoption events every Saturday at Petsmart, 1285 Johnson Ferry in Marietta/East Cobb from 12 – 4pm.

If you are interested in helping Canine Crusaders, please contact  crusadersatlanta@yahoo.com for more information.

(Written by Megan Wahn. Reprinted from the August 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read our August issue HERE.) 

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Parker

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Parker

Animal/Breed: Boxer Mix

Age & Gender: 10 months/Male

Favorite Food: Shoes

Favorite Person: His owner, Abby

Best Trick: Rolling over for a belly rub

Turn Ons: Chewing stuff

Turn Offs: Vacuum Cleaners

Favorite Toy: Our other dog’s ears

Last Seen: Under the dining room table begging

What makes your pet so special: He always gives kisses

(Submitted by Abby Sluben, age 10)

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

 

Donated sensors to help investigate cruelty cases

On July 14, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners accepted the donation of 100 infrared temperature sensors to be distributed to the police precincts for patrol officer use. The sensors were donated by Pawsitive Supporters, a local non-profit organization, to enhance investigations of cruelty acts. The sensors will be used to gather facts in cases where violators leave animals and/or children unattended in vehicles on hot days. For more information about Pawsitive Supporters, click here.

 

 

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Pooch Pics at Haven the Dog Spot this Weekend

Haven the Dog Spot will host a Pet Photo Fundraiser this Saturday, July 18, noon-3pm. For $10 receive a keepsake photo of your pup in their “photo booth” taken by a professional photographer. All proceeds go directly to Mutt Madd-ness Dog Rescue.

Haven the Dog Spot is located in East Cobb at 4719 Lower Roswell Road in Stonewood Village.

 

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Protect your Pet this Summer

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Photo Credit: CatSnips

It’s hard not to feel the heat this summer, especially with the current temperature in Georgia at a staggering daily average of 90+ degrees. Well, imagine wearing a fur coat and lacking the ability to sweat…that’s how your pet feels! We cannot forget that our animals need summer relief as well, and they can’t always turn up the a/c or jump in a cold pool. Thanks to CatSnips and the Atlanta Animal Alliance for these tips to help protect pets when temperatures rise:

Leave them at home
Even on a day with an outdoor temperature of 72 degrees, the temperature inside a car can rise by over 40 degrees within the hour (Stanford University School of Medicine). Cracked windows offer little to no effect on interior temperature. Hundreds of animals die every year in hot cars, even a short ride to the grocery store can end in heat stroke so it is best to leave them at home.

Good old-fashioned H2O
Outdoor pets will need plenty of clean water and shade available at all times. Animals can die within hours without water, so make sure to leave multiple drinking sources that cannot be knocked over or dumped. There are several options for keeping your pets hydrated—outdoor faucet attachments, automatic waterers, and sturdy bowls are all good ways to provide water to a thirsty pet.

Animals that are overweight or obese, animals with short noses (Bulldogs, Pugs, etc.) and animals on certain medications are at a greater risk for heat related problems.

Know the signs of overheating
Signs of heat stroke include heavy panting, weakness, incoordination, excessive salivation, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea (AVMA). If you suspect your pet has overheated, stop all activity immediately and bring them into the shade or an air conditioned area and give them water. If you can, wet them down with cool (not icy) water, and you can also place ice packs around their head and neck.

If you suspect your pet might be suffering from a heat related illness, time is of the essence. Take measures to cool your pet down immediately, and seek help from your local regular DVM or closest emergency clinic.

Parasites LOVE Summer
With the warmer weather comes a multitude of parasites—fleas and ticks being the most common. Fleas don’t just cause itching, they can be deadly. They feed on your pets (and your!) blood, causing anemia and transmitting bacteria and other parasites like tapeworms. Ticks are more prevalent in wooded areas and can transmit lyme disease. Your best protection against these pesky parasites is a veterinarian recommended flea and/or tick treatment like Vectra®, Comfortis or Trifexis™. And remember if you treat your pet for tapeworms you will need to treat them for fleas as well to prevent reinfestation.

 

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Found – Basset Hound Dog (East Cobb)

Do you know this dog?

Found in East Cobb: a very healthy male Basset Hound dog, the vet believes he is 5 years old. He was found near Fullers Park off of Robinson Road in East Cobb.

He misses his home. The family that found him are not able to keep him. Please text (770-265-5916) if you believe this is your dog.

 

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Georgia Dachshund Races are Saturday

Georgia Dachshund Races benefiting Dachshund Rescue Education Awareness and Mentoring (DREAM) will be held on Saturday, June 27.
Bring your chair and relax. Raffles, food, races and contests for best costume, size and age, nose, and much more. Doors open at 9am. $5 admission. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-934-2853. Rain or shine, this is an indoor, air conditioned event. 

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