Thursday, May 31, 2012
After a vicious dog attack, Abner the Goose was saved by Cobb County Animal Control workers.
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- Kiri Walton
Thursday, May 31, 2012
One goose now has a second chance after a dog attack ruffled his feathers. A citizen took the goose to Cobb County Animal Control after it was attacked by a dog in Powder Springs. Cobb County veterinarian Amy Belew performed surgery on the rare Chinese goose, who is being called Abner. Belew’s friend, who owns the South Cobb stable where her own horse is kept, will foster the goose and provide follow-up care and medication. Antibiotics for a goose are administered in grapes, and they eat grass and grain. The goose will be housed in a 10x10 chicken coop on the horse stable property. “We normally don’t do wildlife,” said Cobb AC Field Services Manager Tom Flynn. In cases like this one, Flynn said, “We deal with them because you want to do …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Brutus the dog and Abby the cat are waiting at the Cobb County Animal Shelter for new owners and a new chance at life.
Some dogs have all the luck. Although we can’t prove it, we think that may have been what crossed the mind of Brutus as he sat in cage 853 watching another dog walk out the door of the Cobb County Animal Control shelter on the way to a new home this afternoon. Brutus has been in the shelter since he was found as a stray during the first week of November. Despite his formidable name, he has a sweet disposition and warms up to people right away, showing off a big smile when anyone walks up to his cage. Unlike many of the other dogs, Brutus doesn’t bark to get attention. He simply wags his tail and waits patiently until someone takes notice. Brutus' cage card suggests he is a German Shepherd mix, but his exact breed is unknown. Whatever his …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A sweet senior dog and calm kitty are in search of a home in Cobb County.
If the old saying is true that one human year equals seven dog years, then Banjo is well into his golden years. The 9-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was dropped off by his lifetime owner at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter on Jan. 5. Although many who come into the shelter go straight for the puppies, operations manager Tom Flynn says dogs like Banjo are ideal additions to a new home. “You already know what the dog will be like, and what you are getting,” he explains. In the case of Banjo, you are getting a sweet pooch, who despite a graying face, still has plenty of energy. He dances around anxiously at the gate of his cage when anyone nears, and as soon as he’s free, he heads straight for the shelter doors, seemingly aware that …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The weather outside may be frightful, but for these animals, it's worth braving the cold.
In the last few days, the “snowpocalypse” has brought a number of changes to Cobb County. But, at least one thing reminds the same: there are still dozens of animals waiting for a warm home at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter. We met two of the lovable pets during a recent visit. Dog of the Week UPDATE: This dog has been adopted! The Chihuahua in cage 309 has probably seen her fair number of storms in the past six years. The most recent: she was picked up as a stray on Dec 12 and has spent the last month in the shelter. She has a short tri-color coat and weighs about 16 pounds. She is sweet but timid and seems to get scared by the barking of her canine neighbors. She would do best in a home with an elderly owner or with a family …