Saturday, December 10, 2011
These pets are asking Santa for a home this Christmas...and they've all been pretty darn nice!
The cats at Cobb County Animal Control are finally out of quarantine and the Spirit of Christmas has taken hold at the shelter. They are being specially priced from now until Christmas in the hopes that many of them will find homes for the holidays (and for many years to come). On Friday, fifteen dogs and three cats left the shelter and headed north to Minnesota. All have homes awaiting them – some adoptive homes and others foster homes, but homes with families nonetheless. Three elves helped me photograph the animals this week. These were real elves that made costumes and provided toys and treats. It was pure magic. Come out to the shelter and experience a bit of holiday bliss. Who knows, you might find Dasher, Blitzen, or one of the …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Even with most cats quarantined at the shelter, there isn't a shortage of available cats or dogs for adoption. Plus vet tips on the Feline Panleukopenia virus.
Silly me thought this would be a week of rest and relaxation…what was I thinking? The cats in both cat rooms at Cobb County Animal Control (CCAC) shelter are under quarantine after three cases of Panleukopenia surfaced (Panleuk for short - a.k.a Distemper). All incoming cats get vaccinated against this virus when they enter the shelter. However, the very young kittens cannot be vaccinated due to their age. They are, therefore, most susceptible to the Panleuk virus. The training room at the shelter has been set up as a temporary cat room so that the incoming cats, which aren’t under the quarantine, have the opportunity to be adopted. On top of all this, a bizarre case of too much of a trying-to-do-a-good thing, has lead to 100 cats needing …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
There are two new programs at the Cobb Animal Control shelter created to help more animals find homes. Plus check out our vet tips on chocolate and your pet's safety.
The mood at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter was noticeably lighter this week. A couple of new programs are starting—a Pet of the Week program started by staff and a basic dog obedience training being put together by the owner of Top Dog Pet Boutique, with the help of shelter volunteers. For the Pet of the Week program, the staff will choose a dog and a cat to be featured that week on the county website as the shelter’s pets of the week. They will also be posted on various other Internet social media—let's hope including the various Cobb Patches—being worked on at this writing. The dog and cat chosen that week will be fully vetted and offered for an $80 adoption fee as opposed to the regular $110. This price will be good from Tuesday…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Saturday is the Cobb County Animal Control shelter’s third and final ASPCA challenge special adoption event. It's a wonderful opportunity to get that new pet you've been wanting. Plus tips on bringing home a shelter animal.
Even though the adoption numbers don’t reflect the numbers the Cobb County Animal Control shelter had hoped for, the three special adoption event days have been tremendous fun for all who have come; and many dogs and cats have found homes who otherwise would not have. In lieu of that, I would call the effort a tremendous success. The hope is that this last Saturday event will be the best yet. Each of the previous events yielded 61 and 63 adoptions respectively…ah, to double those figures and have 124 adoptions; that’s the thing that dreams are made of. Well, I’ll tell you, I’m dreaming that dream. The animals at this shelter will stand up to any out there – that I can promise you. The variety of breeds, personalities, and characteristics …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Criticism of the Cobb County Animal Control shelter this week helps lead to fresh water, full bellies, clean cages, and soft pillows for the animals.
What a week at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter. I’m not even sure how to begin. In a circulated email, accusations have been made that the shelter is starving dogs. I’m not sure if they mean all the dogs or just some of them. I’ve seen the photos, read the blog, spoken with volunteers that work with the dogs, and even spoken with a staff member or two. There is obviously some credence to the allegation because the Department of Agriculture was there on Wednesday to investigate. It seems many of the volunteers (who aren't animal control advisory board members) think they are. They tell me they have been trying for years to get something done about the feeding and care of the dogs. Some of their complaints are that the dogs aren’t …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Save lives, win raffle prizes, and enjoy entertainment at the Aug. 6 Cobb County Animal Control Adopt-A-Thon.
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- Patch Staff
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Editor's note - If you’ve read Smyrna-Vinings Patch, then you know how passionate our regular contributor Vicki Hammond is about animals. Her Saturday morning Pets of the Week column has been a constant since S-V Patch launched more than eight months ago and remains one of our most popular features. Her blog, A cat in a dog’s world, is also a great read as she provides a wealth of information, all for the betterment of animals. In the loving spirit of Vicki's compassion for our furry friends, you might consider adopting a new family member this weekend, and in doing so, you could help all the animals at the shelter if CCAC wins the ASPCA grant challenge. - H.A. The Cobb County Animal Control (CACC) Shelter kicks off their race to win the …