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ADOPT A PET: Meet Peaches

ADOPT A PET: Meet Peaches

 

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. 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 but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Peaches is a two-year-old, female, short-haired Orange Tabby cat. Serena is a pretty social cat who loves dogs, cats and everyone and can be quite playful. According to the Humane Society, she doesn’t do very well at PetSmart for pet adoptions however; they are convinced that she would make a wonderful pet.  She has been flea treated and is FELV/FIV negative.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mia

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mia

DOUGLASVILLE, 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 overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. 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 but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Mia, is a Chi-Terrier who needs a home. Before she arrived at the Humane Society, Mia was living chained to a tree with little shelter and no food or water. Since she was turned over to the Humane Society, she has been bathed, had her nails trimmed and has changed her feeding schedule to attain a healthy weight. She’s great with toddlers and loves to play fetch.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Chica

ADOPT A PET: Meet Chica

DOUGLASVILLE, 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 overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. 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 but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Chica is a Blue Brindle American Pit Bull who was abandoned; she’s now available for adoption from the Douglas County Humane Society. The Humane Society got her vaccinated and spayed and she tested negative for heartworms.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ATLANTA – 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 overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. 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 but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the Douglasville can take their furry children to the Deer Lick Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is fenced and smaller dogs and larger dogs have separate play areas. The park is located at 2105 Mack Road in Douglasville.

Burger Park in Smyrna is, also, an off-leash park and is moderately sized, for its type.

HSUS Hosts Neighborhood Event to End Dog Fighting, January 29th

HSUS Hosts Neighborhood Event to End Dog Fighting, January 29th

On Saturday, January 29th, the Humane Society of the United States' End Dogfighting in Atlanta Campaign is hosting a FREE neighborhood event for Atlanta residents and their dogs.

In addition to a FREE cookout, the event will feature pit bull training demonstrations, a dog weight pulling competition, dog training tips from HSUS experts, free dog food and other giveaway, music featuring DJ Ron Allen and an open mic competition with prizes awarded to those with animal protection and anti-dogfighting lyrics.

End Dogfighting in Atlanta is a program that combines humane education, positive dog training, and community outreach and violence interruption skills for at-risk teens and young adults.

“Dog Day in Washington Park” Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign on Jan. 29th

“Dog Day in Washington Park” Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign on Jan. 29th

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by The Humane Society)

The Humane Society of the United States' End Dogfighting in Atlanta Campaign is hosting a FREE neighborhood event for Atlanta residents and their dogs.

In addition to a FREE cookout, the event will feature the following: 

  • Pit bull training demonstration
  • Dog weight pulling competition
  • Dog training tips from HSUS experts
  • FREE dog food and other giveaway’s
  • Music featuring DJ Ron Allen
  • Open Mic Competition- Rap, Spoken Word and Poetry with prizes awarded to those with animal protection and anti-dogfighting lyrics.

End Dogfighting in Atlanta is a program that combines humane education, positive dog training, community outreach and violence interruption skills for at-risk teens and young adults.