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The Kitten Patch to save feline lives with adoption event

The Kitten Patch to save feline lives with adoption event

DULUTH, Ga. -- Organizations Planned Pethood and Companion Animal Rescue League (CARL) will team up to host an adoption event, The Kitten Patch in Gwinnett County. 

A spokeswoman for the event said those behind the adoption day hope the lives of kittens will be saved as kittens can be adopted on site. 

The event is set for Friday, June 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Planned Pethood, which is located at 2860 Buford Highway in Duluth. 

Along with adoptions, the organizations are featuring a DJ, activities for kids, hamburgers and hot dogs and a bake sale. 

Gwinnett 'Feed a Friend' program to help pets through Moore, Okla. recovery

Gwinnett 'Feed a Friend' program to help pets through Moore, Okla. recovery

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Following Monday's tornado that destroyed much of  Moore, Oklahoma, Gwinnett County Animal & Welfare Program is working to get food and other needs to pets in the storm-stricken area.

A Gwinnett official said it's their way of helping keep families together that are victims of the recent storm. Gwinnett units will collect pet food and pet supplies through a drive, then ship them to the only animal shelter still functioning in Moore. 

The shelter in Moore has been flooded with displaced pets, which need to be cared for until the shelter matches them with their families. 

Gwinnett Police name new animal welfare manager

Gwinnett Police name new animal welfare manager

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Charles "Chip" Moore has been appointed manager of Animal Welfare and Enforcement Section of the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Police Chief Charles Walters chose Moore for the job after conducting two nationwide searches. Moore's first day in his new role was Mar. 30.

The job won't be too difficult for Moore to fill -- prior to his appointment, he was serving as interim manager.

"Over the last 13 months, Chip has exhibited the highest quality leadership and concern for the needs of Gwinnett County citizens and employees of the shelter," Walters said in a statement. "His appointment is a key factor in the continual improvement of the Animal Welfare and Enforcement Section."

Under Moore's temporary leadership, the county's animal volunteer program grew, and Gwinnett saw an increase in adoption rates and decrease in euthanasia rates.

Animal shelter needs volunteers

Animal shelter needs volunteers

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter has recently taken in several pets and needs volunteers to help care for the new additions.

Volunteers will help in a number of ways, including walking dogs, handling cats, cleaning and sanitizing, working at fundraisers, and helping potential owners bond with the pets they choose.

Anyone who's interested in working at the shelter must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Contact Christina Schiralli at 770-513-5506 or policevolunteers@gwinnettcounty.com for more information.

Family members with four legs to have pictures with Santa

Family members with four legs to have pictures with Santa

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Shelter is offering an opportunity for pets during the holidays.

On December 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., pets can have their photos taken with Santa, as well as animal cookies. Pet owners can join their animals in the photo. There will be cookies and hot chocolate available.

Appointments can be made by calling the shelter at (770) 339-3200. An 8"X10" photo costs $10, and a CD Rom costs $5. All proceeds benefit the shelter and efforts to help animals.

Along with the photography event, the shelter is promoting adoptions through December 25, by offering a discounted spay/neuter fee of $30.

Georgia SPCA $30,000 Monster Match

Georgia SPCA $30,000 Monster Match

Donate to Georgia SPCA during the month of October, and your donation will be doubled, up to a grand total of $30,000!


In special recognition of our monthly recurring donors, your donation will receive an extra match!
Your $10 donation becomes $30, a $25 donation becomes $75, and so on. 

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog" 

 Last year over 100,000 adoptable animals were needlessly  euthanized in the metro Atlanta area. Georgia SPCA mission is to reduce the umber by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership through the education of our community.
 
 
Join us in the Gwinnett Center Ballroom for a fabulous evening
benefiting the Georgia SPCA!
 
Great food, casino games, a silent auction, live entertainment
featuring Cliff-E (Elvis Tribute Artist), BackFlash Premier Party Band,
& Willingham, Stedman and Carter.