Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Have fun, enjoy silent auctions and support a good cause at this Saturday's Barkfest at Meehan’s Public House.
South Cobb residents are invited to an Irish Barkfest at Meehan’s Public House in Vinings at noon this Saturday, March 30. Enjoy silent auctions, win prizes and support a good cause all while enjoying Meehan’s grub and grog. The event benefits BullsEye Rescue, an Atlanta-based nonprofit founded last year. The group needs to raise $2,000 to rehabilitate Lucille, who was hit by a truck and shattered her leg. BullsEye is also looking for volunteers and foster homes for homeless pets as well as donations such as food, treats, bowls and blankets. Prizes and giveaways at Meehan's Second Annual Irish Barkfest include: For more information, please contact Leigh Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Help save the lives of shelter animals, meet Santa, and enjoy music and a car show at the Sunday event.
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- Angela Chao
Friday, December 14, 2012
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend Spotlight features A Home for the Holidays in Paulding County. This event helps save the lives of homeless animals at the Dallas Animal Shelter. There will be a food drive to benefit shelter pets, Christmas goodies, crafts, a car show, and face painting. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Tractor Supply Store located at 115 Greystone Power Blvd in Dallas. Got a great event coming up in your community? Upload it onto your Patch, then email Editor Angela Chao at email@example.com, and your event could be featured in the next Weekend Spotlight on Patch sites across Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This handsome cat is available for adoption at the Cobb County Animal Shelter.
Hi, my name is Jimmy. I'm a volunteer and staff favorite at the shelter. My family left me here on June 8. I'm good with kids and other pets, have been neutered and will be combo tested and micro-chipped when adopted. Would you please help me find a forever home? You can find me in cage 672 at the Cobb County Animal Shelter, located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. Call 770-499-4136 for more information. Please reference my ID number, 544565, and not my name. For more animals in need of rescue, visit the Friends of Shelter Animals for Cobb County Facebook page.
Within the first hour of being open on Tuesday, 34 animals were turned in.
Within the first hour of being open on Tuesday, the Cobb animal shelter had 34 turn-ins, adding to the recent influx that saw 108 animals turned in during a 16-hour period last week. "We ask that you help us spread the word about the situation here at the shelter and refer others to come and adopt or rescue from us," the shelter said to those on its email list. "Time is of the essence, and we thank you for your help during this time of need." The shelter is reaching out to local rescues for assistance. "We are working on other resources and reaching out to the media as well, but any assistance we can get from rescues is greatly appreciated," the email said. "We understand that everyone is full just as we are, and it is difficult to take …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Cobb Animal Control will host its first Art, Barks and Purrs Festival Saturday.
Artsy dog and cat lovers take note, the Cobb Animal Control will present the inaugural Art, Barks and Purrs Festival on Saturday. Vendors at the festival will feature handcrafted animal-related art, including jewelry, bird feeders and houses, housewares, animal clothing, collars and leashes, pet portraits and pottery. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the Animal Control Shelter, located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information about the event, call Tom Flynn at 770-590-5601. Adopt a Cat at Discounted Rate in June In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month, Cobb Animal Control staff has also reduced its cat and kitten adoption rate to $80 through June 30. "Our normal adoption rate is $110…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A total of 108 dogs and cats were turned in during a 16-hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Just as summer begins, the Cobb County Animal Shelter is desperate for people who want to adopt especially since the shelter is seeing an influx of pets being turned in. Over a 16-hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday, 108 dogs and cats were turned into the Cobb County Animal Shelter. During that time, only 38 animals were adopted. The majority of the turn-ins—67—came on Tuesday, up from the 63 originally said to have been turned in. This influx has been "particularly tough" on the shelter, which is in "desperate need of space," according to a news release. The release calls for help from local rescues and volunteers. "We understand that many of you are in the same position as we are and have very limited space in your homes and shelters…