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Floyd County Animal Control Kennel expands

Floyd County Animal Control Kennel expands

ROME, Ga. -- The Floyd County Animal Control Kennel recently expanded, and held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.

Joining for the ceremony were the Floyd County Board of Commissioners and the Floyd County Animal Control Department. The expansion will further help the department to be able to reduce the number of stray animals, and provide shelter for animals without homes.  

The facilities are located on Mathis Road.

Furkids, Zoe Myers to host "Strut Your Mutt" picnic and party

Furkids, Zoe Myers to host "Strut Your Mutt" picnic and party

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Singer, songwriter, actress and model Zoe Myers, and non-profit FurKids are hosting a picnic and party for pet lovers on Sunday, October 21 at Heritage Park in Sandy Springs.

Myers, a native of Rome, Ga., regularly helps out with activities on behalf of animals. At "Strut Your Mutt," she will help with dog contests and vendor booths. There will also be live music, food, cash raffles, face painting, moonwalk and giveaways. Pets can be microchipped at a clinic to be at the party, according to a FurKids spokesperson.

The event is set for noon - 4 p.m., and is being sponsored by Petco Foundation, Eagle Rock Distributing Company and Accuy Products.

 

 

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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

 

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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Magic

ADOPT A PET: Meet Magic

 

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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Chip

ADOPT A PET: Meet Chip

 

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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Charlie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Charlie

 

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 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.