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This weekend is a great time to save a 4-legged friend

This weekend is a great time to save a 4-legged friend

Fulton County Animal Services is FULL.  When most county animal control shelters get full, they just quietly start killing animals.  However, FCAS is now run by LifeLine Animal Project, which wants to save all healthy, friendly animals, so the shelter is pulling out all the stops to get animals adopted into loving homes.

Free Dog and Cat Vaccinations

Free Dog and Cat Vaccinations

A community outreach event focused on providing services to pet owners in neighborhoods without affordable and accessible general pet wellness care will take place on Saturday in Atlanta.

Free cat and dog rabies vaccinations and licenses will be offered while supplies last.

The Humane Society of the United States, Fulton County Animal Services, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Animal Welfare Club, Jabula Dog Academy, SnazzyPetUSA.com, Lifeline Animal Project, The Ark Animals Hospital and Save Our Pets Food Bank are hosting the event.

WHERE:      
Pets for Life Center
809 Hollywood Rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30318

WHEN:          
Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Helping pets through storms

Helping pets through storms

ATLANTA -- We've all been through loud, frequent rumbles of thunder. For many pet owners, you know that these noises can spark a fit of panic in your cat or dog, and trying to calm them down once the thunder has already started can be nearly impossible, but why?

"I think the same things you think about when you think about a child," explained Dr. Scott Miller, a veterinarian from Powers Ferry Animal Hospital. "Loud noises is one thing. It's a combination of pressure and noise. Pressure changes. And the pressure changes that come along with incoming highs and lows."

So what are some of the options pet owners have to fix the problem?

First is something called a "calming collar." It's basically a collar that has pheremones in it that makes the dog feel as though other dogs are around, and that makes them feel as though they are not alone. Those collars last for up to 4 weeks.

Furkids, Zoe Myers to host "Strut Your Mutt" picnic and party

Furkids, Zoe Myers to host "Strut Your Mutt" picnic and party

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Singer, songwriter, actress and model Zoe Myers, and non-profit FurKids are hosting a picnic and party for pet lovers on Sunday, October 21 at Heritage Park in Sandy Springs.

Myers, a native of Rome, Ga., regularly helps out with activities on behalf of animals. At "Strut Your Mutt," she will help with dog contests and vendor booths. There will also be live music, food, cash raffles, face painting, moonwalk and giveaways. Pets can be microchipped at a clinic to be at the party, according to a FurKids spokesperson.

The event is set for noon - 4 p.m., and is being sponsored by Petco Foundation, Eagle Rock Distributing Company and Accuy Products.

 

 

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Fix Ga. Pets addresses pet overpopulation

Fix Ga. Pets addresses pet overpopulation

ATLANTA -- Did you know that:

* 70 percent of animals in metro Atlanta shelters are killed every year?

* In 2011, an estimated 80,000 pets were put to death in metro Atlanta?

* Statewide, an estimated 300,000 pets are put to death every year at a cost of $100 million to taxpayers?

Now, a concerned group of Georgians has launched an outreach program designed to prevent the euthanization of dogs and cats through spaying and neutering.

Fix Georgia Pets was created in affiliation with nonprofit Animal Companion Rescue Foundation. The group raises money for local veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics.

"Our primary goal is to raise enough money to fix 50,000 pets over the next two years and slow the growth of our state's pet population," said Ginny Millner, founder of Fix Georiga Pets.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Jacks

ADOPT A PET: Meet Jacks

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.