Cobb County Animal Control (CCAC) will be hosting its semi-annual FURever Fest under the big tents on Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 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. Kids have a connection to their pets, and to encourage reading skills in young people, attendees can meet participating authors of kids books about pets at the “Kids BOOK NOOK” tent. A DJ and hot dog vendor will round out the event.

Come on out and support your shelter. Consider the Cobb County animal shelter 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 furever homes for the homeless and abandoned animals that come into the shelter. 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 You can also follow the events on and

This article originally appeared in the May issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 37. Click here to view the digital edition.