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"Adopt a Dog Day" Comes to Atlanta. Raffle, Games, and more

Atlanta, GA--  On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Fulton County Animal Services will host “Adopt-A-Dog Day”.The event will be held in the Fulton County Government Center Atrium located at 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m. and ALL ARE WELCOME.


This weekend in Grant Park, the Atlanta Humane Society, as a part of their ongoing effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals born in the state of Georgia each year, will provide low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats with their new SUV. 

On Thursday and Friday, this service will be offered to Atlanta Public Safety employees as well as the general public.  The cost of this service will range from $40.00 - $85.00 depending on the gender, age & weight of your pet. 

The cost of service includes the spay/neuter service along with free Rabies Vaccination & Microchip.  Unfortunately, this mobile service cannot accommodate pets over 100 pounds.

Happy Birthday, Atlanta Pet Rescue!

This Sunday, from 4-7pm, Alpha and Omega are celebrating the 10th Birthday of the Atlanta Pet Rescue at the Bow Wow Meow Birthday Bash at the Grant Park Pavilions (625 Park Avenue SE).  

Bring the whole family for a fun, dog filled party.  Kids 12 and under and dogs are free! 

The celebration festivities will include: Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Coloring Stations, Celebrity Judged Dog Contests, Prizes and more!  Celebrity Judges include Q100’s Melissa Carter, WSB-TV’s Heather Catlin, Fox 5’s Karen Graham, Jessica Dauler of Jessica Shops and John Crow of the Georgia Lottery. 

Attendees also have the chance to win a five night/six day trip for a family of four to Jasper, Alberta, Canada!

Zoo Atlanta Awarded Grant From The Institute of Museum and Library Services

ATLANTA – August 23, 2010 – Zoo Atlanta has received a prestigious grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to lead a multi-institutional effort to examine heart disease in great apes. The $92,000 grant represents an historic show of support for an area of ape health care that has until now been poorly understood by veterinarians.