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This weekend is a great time to save a 4-legged friend

This weekend is a great time to save a 4-legged friend

Fulton County Animal Services is FULL.  When most county animal control shelters get full, they just quietly start killing animals.  However, FCAS is now run by LifeLine Animal Project, which wants to save all healthy, friendly animals, so the shelter is pulling out all the stops to get animals adopted into loving homes.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Pizza eaters to help local pet therapy organization

Pizza eaters to help local pet therapy organization

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Happy Tails Pet Therapy will team up with Rays New York Pizza on Sunday, July 14 for an event to help provide pet therapy to metro Atlanta.

Happy Tails is a non-profit in Atlanta that serves people with animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activity. A spokeswoman for the organization said uses animals to help with people needing physical, social, emotional and cognitive assistance. 

By participating in "Pizza Paws-a-thon" Rays New York Pizza will give a 5 percent discount to all pizza eaters on July 14 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. That 5 percent will be given to Happy Tails. Some pet therapy dogs will be at Rays to greet diners. 

Rays is located at 600 Chastain Road. 

The 1873 Society Club hosts the 2012 Humane Event to benefit Atlanta Humane Society

The 1873 Society Club hosts the 2012 Humane Event to benefit Atlanta Humane Society

ATLANTA (August 27, 2012) – Atlanta Humane Society’s Junior Board, the 1873 Society Club, hosts the third annual Humane Event benefiting the Howell Mill Animal Awareness Clinic on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 7 p.m. The fundraising fête returns to the Summerour Studio in West Midtown and is led by co-chairs Johanna Ellis, Marian Goldberg and Kitsy Rose. Guests can enjoy cocktails and bites from favorite Atlanta restaurants including Aja, Cruzado, D.B.A. Barbeque, JCT Kitchen, Miso Izakaya, The Optimist, The Shed at Glenwood, Spice Market, Tantra, Yum BunZ and Whiskey Park; bid on silent auction packages; and dance the night away to a live performance by up and coming Atlanta DJ, Kidd Koby Roc.

Companions for Heroes puts military vets with pets

Companions for Heroes puts military vets with pets

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For many in the military, the images of war can replay over and over in nightmares and cold sweats. 

They are hard to erase... until you see a face like the one on Elvis the Dachshund. It immediately melts your heart and makes you smile. 

And that's the simple medicine of matching vets with pets in a program called "Companions for Heroes." 

"A dog like Elvis is just kind of there with you," said Cathy Roth of the Urban Pet Project shelter in Atlanta. "No matter what you do, he just wants to be your friend. It gives those veterans the love that they need to move on." 

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Expert Pet Finder Offers Tips to Locate Lost Animals Faster, Gets Tails Wagging

Expert Pet Finder Offers Tips to Locate Lost Animals Faster, Gets Tails Wagging

ATLANTA -- Have you ever lost a pet? Panic sets in and emotions run high. What to do? First, get calm. Then, take immediate action and follow the tips from lost animal expert Tim Link of Wagging Tales. As a full-time animal expert, Tim has worked with thousands of domesticated animals and their human companions, and he has quickly become the foremost expert in finding missing animals. Tim’s most popular service: finding lost pets — mostly beloved cats and dogs.