Cobb Animal Shelter Needs Help Getting Grants

During round two of the ASPCA Challenge, the facility will engage in new and innovative ways to adopt out more cats and dogs in the upcoming months.

by Don Bruce

On April 8, the , giving facilities across the country a chance to compete for $300,000 in grants. Thanks to our many supporters casting their votes online, Cobb County of the challenge and is now qualified for round two.

During round two, we will engage in new and innovative ways to adopt out more animals during August, September and October than in August through October 2010. To help achieve this goal, our challenge committee is planning a first-time event for Cobb County Animal Control.

On August 6, September 10 and October 8, CCAC will host on-site family-friendly adoption events on the lawn at . This letter is your rescue to participate in this exciting event.

If your rescue pulls an animal from the shelter and adopts it out during round two of the challenge, that adoption will be credited towards our challenge goal. Your participation in these adoption days will help CCAC close the gap to win this challenge and will help your rescue organization to draw in more families.

CCAC is truly dedicated to finding great homes for the animals that pass through our facility. This challenge allows us to move outdoors and try something new. Activities planned for these events include a raffle and free goodie bags given to each adopting family.

To encourage rescue participation, we will offer a discounted fee of $60 during these three adoption days for fully vetted animals. You can choose which month you would like to join us on the lawn with any animals pulled from CCAC.

Animal control is a family-friendly place with many great animals up for adoption. We are working toward an attainable goal to reduce the number of homeless pets in our community.

With our full-time veterinarian and two vet techs on staff—along with your help and support—we can make this goal a reality. Winning this challenge and the grant money means many new possibilities for our adoption program to help us find forever homes for the animals we serve.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Rachel Tabor, our new rescue coordinator, at 770-590-6593. We look forward to your participation in this very important event.

Don Bruce is the operations manager for Cobb County Animal Control.



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