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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

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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

 

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

 

Atlanta Pet rescue and Adoption at MarketPlace 120

 

Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoptions is a non-profit, no kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into forever homes.

APR will be at MarketPlace 120 in Marietta on Saturday May 30th from 12 pm to 6 pm with some adorable pets for adoption. There will also be some great pet related products from the artists and artisans of MarketPlace 120.

MarketPlace 120 is located at  562 Wylie Road in Marietta.

 

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Canine flu reported in Atlanta: What pet parents need to know

 

As Georgia officials report the first confirmed case of canine flu in the Atlanta area, doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering guidance for concerned pet parents.

An outbreak of canine flu was first reported in April in the Chicago area, where more than 1,000 dogs have been affected. The disease has since popped up in several other states, including Texas, Ohio and Iowa. Experts from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine are still awaiting test results to confirm whether the Atlanta case was caused by the same strain of the virus.

“We are encouraging pet parents to be aware and educated about the canine flu,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer for BluePearl. “Understanding the symptoms and taking proper precautions will help prevent the disease from spreading further.”

What is canine flu?

Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. Doctors believe the current epidemic stems from a new strain of the virus that originated in Asia, and it is unknown if the current flu vaccine provides any protection from it. Also, unlike the earlier strain, the virus is believed to cause illness in cats, too.

How is it spread?

The virus is easily spread between dogs, either through direct contact or from aerosol particles via sneezing or coughing. Almost all dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu.

What are the symptoms?

Signs of infection typically develop within 2-5 days of exposure to the virus and are similar to a bad a bad case of “kennel cough.” Common symptoms include

  • High fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Lethargy

Treatment

Like treating the flu in humans, there’s no specific medication that can be prescribed. The focus is on providing supportive care, such as proper hydration, and preventing secondary bacterial infections through the use of antibiotics.

Preventing the disease from spreading

Pets diagnosed with canine flu should be isolated from other pets for 10-14 days.

“If your pet begins exhibiting any of the symptoms of canine flu, your first step should be to call your primary care veterinarian,” said Welser.

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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Find your FURever Friend TODAY!

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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