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ADOPT A PET: Meet Serena

ADOPT A PET: Meet Serena

 

MARIETTA, 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.

Serena is an adult, female, domestic short-haired cat. Serena is a pretty social cat who recently had a litter of kittens. According to the Humane Society, only one kitten survived and it was quickly adopted after birth. Since her kitten was adopted, Serena has been awaiting adoption and according to Humane Society personnel, she’s ready for adoption.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kay

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kay

MARIETTA, 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.

Kay is a young Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise mix. She weights thirteen pounds and is extremely busy. Kay has a long haired dog meaning she’ll need to be groomed more frequently than a short haired dog. She has high energy so she’ll need to be fenced in.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Richie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Richie

MARIETTA, 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.

Richie is a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He weighs about ten pounds and is full grown. He’s a very energetic dog and needs a fenced in backyard to "have fun and play around".

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pebbles

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pebbles

MARIETTA, 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.

Pebbles is a six-month-old Australian Cattle Dog/Great Dane mix and she’s available for adoption from the Humane Society of Cobb County. At six months, Pebbles is already growing, fairly quickly; the average Australian Cattle Dog can grow to be, as much as, 62 pounds; and the average Great Dane grows to, nearly, 120 pounds. She’s black, all over, with a white marking on her chest.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

ACWORTH, 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.

LOCAL PROFILE: Local firefighter becomes a hero after dog rescue

LOCAL PROFILE: Local firefighter becomes a hero after dog rescue

NORTHWEST METRO – Earlier this week, a Woodstock firefighter became an unexpected hero after rescuing Koko, the schnauzer from a burning home.

Ten year fire rescue veteran, Brian Scudder, began his career in fire rescue in the city of Ellijay. About two years later he moved to the City of Woodstock, where he has been for about eight years. Among his most memorable rescues, as a firefighter, he notes the date he carried out a rescue operation at the Whitestone miner; however, he was unable to free the miners.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned”, he explained.

Every week, Scudder works the normal schedule of a firefighter. The schedule includes 24 hours on the job and 48 hours off.

Canton gearing up for grand opening of dog park

Canton gearing up for grand opening of dog park

CANTON, Ga. -- Canton residents and canines alike are getting ready to celebrate the grand opening of the city's only off-leash dog park.

The Canton Paw Park (135 Juniper Street, 30114) will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Apr. 16.

Pet owners and their furry friends from Canton and beyond are invited to attend the festivities, which will begin at 11 a.m. Dogs must be up-to-date on their yearly vaccines.

Canton Paw Park had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Mar. 10. Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members and local residents braved the dreary weather to welcome this new addition to the county.