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EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068

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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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Canine Crusaders of Atlanta offers Foster Care and Forever homes

Foster homes
Canine Crusaders of Atlanta Rescue is in need of responsible, loving foster homes for a few of their dogs.
Canine Crusaders currently holds adoptions at the East Cobb Petsmart on Saturdays. Find Canine Crusaders of Atlanta on Facebook at or visit them online to help. Questions? Email caninecrusadersatlanta@yahoo.com for more info.

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Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption seeks volunteers

Interested in volunteering with animals? Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption hols new volunteer orientations twice monthly.
Their pets need care from 6am-9pm seven days a week and volunteers are needed at the shelter every day of the week during those hours to help train and socialize the pets, clean the shelter, counsel prospective families, and more! Opportunities to get involved at APRA are virtually endless.
Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption is located at 4874 South Atlanta Rd, Atlanta GA 30339. For more information call 404-815-6680 or email Susan susan@atlantapetrescue.org.

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Art, Barks and Purrs Festival set for Saturday

Photo Credit: http://capturelifethroughthelens.com/

 

Cobb County Animal Control (CCAC) will host their fourth annual Art, Barks and Purrs on Saturday, June 20. The event is part of CCAC’s continuing efforts to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Cobb County. The upcoming event is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 10am to 4pm. It is held on the grounds of the shelter, located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta and features over 30 local arts and crafts vendors that have animal related art in their line. Many of the returning vendors said they were very excited to participate in the event once again to help support the homeless animals at the Cobb County Shelter. Besides the vendors, the event includes a great silent auction, special adoption rates, and food. This is a FREE, fun, family event.

The ART festival was designed to help bring people to the shelter via an exciting event. We have so many wonderful animals here and they all deserve a home”, said Billy Mayfield, Facility Operations Manager. “This is our fourth year for the arts and crafts festival and every year it is more successful thanks to the creative, talented vendors who help support the shelter’s efforts to find homes for the dogs and cats. If someone has never been to our shelter, they should come check us out. We’re not your old-school ‘dog pound’. Our shelter is a bright, clean, hopeful place. Staff and volunteers, along with local rescue groups, all work together to find new homes for these animals.”

For more information about Cobb County Animal Control, please visit www.cobbanimalcontrol.org. You
can also follow them on www.facebook.com/CobbAC and www.twitter.com/CobbAC.

 

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Tweety

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Tweety: Our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month

 

Animal/Breed: Canary
Age & Gender: Male, 4 years old
Favorite Food: Millet
Favorite Person: Everyone
Best Trick: Singing
Turn Ons: Baths
Turn Offs: Bedtime
Favorite Toy: Mirror
Last Seen: Watching TV
What makes your pet so special: He brightens our day with song.

Submitted by Mary Makucin

 

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