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Tickets on sale for Ga. SPCA benefit 'There's No Place Like Home'

Tickets on sale for Ga. SPCA benefit 'There's No Place Like Home'

DULUTH, Ga. -- Home is a word we often take for granted. Last year, over 100,000 adoptable animals were euthanized in metro Atlanta.

Georgia SPCA's mission is to drastically reduce this number 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.

"There's No Place Like Home," the Georgia SPCA's annual benefit, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center Ballroom.

Your tickets to, and/or sponsorship for, this event will help Georgia SPCA realize its goals and save the lives of many animals. Help us find the "yellow brick road" for more wonderful pets!

Ga. SPCA holding another vaccination clinic

Ga. SPCA holding another vaccination clinic

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Georgia SPCA will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic for pet owners this weekend.

The event will be Saturday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rabies, distemper and bordetella shots are $10 each, while heartworm tests and microchipping are $25 each.

The Georgia SPCA is located at 1175 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Learn more at georgiaspca.org.

Low cost vaccines offered to Gwinnett County pets

Low cost vaccines offered to Gwinnett County pets

SUWANEE, Ga. -- A low-cost vaccination clinic will be open on Saturday in Suwanee. 

Offered to anyone needing to protect their pet from potential illness, the clinic will offer rabies shots, distemper shots, bordetella shots, heartworm tests and microchips. The fees range from $10 - $25. 

The clinic will be at the Georgia SPCA, at 1175 Buford Highway. Proceeds will go towards the animals at the SPCA. 

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. 

Pet pictures at Georgia SPCA

Pet pictures at Georgia SPCA

SUWANEE, Ga. -- This weekend, Georgia SPCA will have their spring photo event. Get photos with your pet! This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day! Come to our adoption center and get a professional photograph of your furkids. For a $10.00 donation, you'll receive two 4 x 6 printed photos, or a CD with all photos taken. For a $20.00 donation, you'll receive both!

Professional photographer George Aubrey is offering his time and talent once again for this photo session.

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.