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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.

Humane Society opens pet food pantry

Humane Society opens pet food pantry

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society has launched a new initiative to help struggling pet owners feed their four-legged friends.

A special pet food pantry will be hosted by the NCHS on the first Saturday of every month, beginning Jan. 5.

"The Newnan-Coweta Pet Food Pantry will provide temporary food assistance to pet owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without food assistance," NCHS president LouAnn Jones said in a statement.

Qualifying pet owners will receive a month's worth of food for up to three pets from the pantry. All pets must be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.

The Jan. 5 pet food pantry distribution will be at the H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic at 12 The Crescent in Newnan from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more, including ways to doante to the pet food pantry, at nchsrescue.org.

Humane Society hosts 9 Lives for $9 adoption event

Humane Society hosts 9 Lives for $9 adoption event

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Newnan Coweta Humane Society is giving residents a chance to adopt a new furry family member for only $9.

The 9 Lives for $9 adoption event will be held every Sunday in November at the PetSmart on Bullsboro Drive. Customers are invited to visit the store, meet the adoptable cats and learn more about ways to save innocent animals.

"Every day, 9,000 animals are killed in shelters simply because they don't have homes," Newnan Coweta Humane Society president LouAnn Jones said in a statement. "Just by adopting a cat or two, everyone can be part of the nationwide movement to end the killing of adoptable, treatable animals."

Learn more about the 9 Lives for $9 adoption event at nchsrescue.org.

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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

 

NEWNAN, 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 an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. 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 by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Joe

ADOPT A PET: Meet Joe

 

NEWNAN, 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 an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. 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 by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.