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Humane Society needs pet foster families

Humane Society needs pet foster families

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette Human Society is looking for loving local families to take care of pets in need.

The shelter is overwhelmed with unwanted litters of kittens and puppies, as well as the usual stray adult cats and dogs.

Families that are not quite ready to adopt a pet can still serve as temporary fosters. The Humane Society provides foster families with the pets' needs, including food, supplies and medical care.

Visit fayettehumane.org for more information.

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 plans for growth

Humane Society plans for growth

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayette County Humane Society has launched a campaign to help bring a new building to its campus.

Every spring, the FCHS receives more litters of puppies and kittens than it can comfortably house. Many times, the organization cannot find enough foster families to care for the animals, which means the dogs and cats run the risk of being abandoned or left in dangerous situations.

Money donated to the FCHS building fund will be kept in an interest-bearing account until the organization has received enough to build a facility or refurbish an existing building.

Learn more and donate at fayettehumane.org. Be sure to specify that the money is for the building fund.

Humane Society holding pet adoption weekend

Humane Society holding pet adoption weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- This weekend is National Pet Adoption Weekend, and the Fayette County Humane Society is making it easy for residents to bring home a new cat or dog.

The Humane Society will hold a pet adoption fair at the Peachtree City PetSmart this weekend. Every pet adopted will net the Humane Society a $35 donation from PetSmart Charities.

Animals will be available for adoption from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2; from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3; and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Peachtree City PetSmart is located at 2701 Highway 54.

Learn more about the adoption fair at fayettehumane.org.

Tee up to help the Humane Society

Tee up to help the Humane Society

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Fayette County Humane Society is preparing to host Fore the Paws, its first annual golf tournament.

Fore the Paws will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Braelinn Golf Club.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Humane Society's spay/neuter program. Some of the money raised will also help provide veterinary care for rescued cats and dogs.

Tickets are $85 each and include a green fee, range balls, golf cart use, breakfast and a lunchtime awards ceremony. They will be sold through Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Fore the Paws will also include a raffle that is open to participants and non-participants.

For more information, visit fayettehumane.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.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dugan

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dugan

 

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.