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Families, four-legged friends invited to Run for the Rescues

Families, four-legged friends invited to Run for the Rescues

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The third annual Run for the Rescues 5k will run Saturday, March 23 in Suwanee Town Center Park.

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals invites all families, including canine family members to participate. The run aims to benefit homeless pets. 

A festival will be held along with the race from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., including food and drinks, arts and crafts, inflatables for kids and treats for digs and runners. Sample products will be available for purchase. Georgia SPCA will also do frisbee demonstrations and give training tips and CSC testing. 

Dogs can compete in various contests, including longest tail, longest ears, best trick, and more. 

For more information, visit the Run for the Rescues website. 

Strut your mutt at Georgia SPCA 3rd annual Run For the Rescues

Strut your mutt at Georgia SPCA 3rd annual Run For the Rescues

When: March 23, 2013
Fun Run: 8:30 a
5K Race: 9:15 a
Where: Suwanee Town Center

Strut your Mutt at the Georgia SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 3rd Annual Run for the Rescues 5K, Fun Run and Festival. This event will take place in the beautiful Suwanee Town Center Park in the Heart of Suwanee. We encourage everyone to bring their dogs for this run to benefit homeless pets.

In addition to the race, there will be a Festival at the Suwanee Town Center from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy food and beverage, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids and treats for dogs, cats and runners alike. Vendors of all kinds will have samples and products for sale.

The Gwinnett PD is presenting a demonstration with a K-9 unit, and Smart Critters is doing an agility/frisbee demo.

Ga. SPCA holding vaccination clinic

Ga. SPCA holding vaccination clinic

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

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Rabies, distemper and bordetella shots will be $10 each from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

The clinic will also offer microchipping and heartworm tests for $25 each.

The SPCA asks that all dogs arrive on leashes and all cats stay in carriers.

Proceeds from the clinic will benefit homeless animals in Georgia.

The Georgia SPCA is located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109 in Suwanee. Learn more at georgiaspca.org.

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.

Ga. SPCA holding vaccination clinic

Ga. SPCA holding vaccination clinic

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic this weekend.

The clinic will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Rabies, distemper and bordetella shots will be $10 each. Heartworm tests for dogs will be available for $25 each. Microchipping will also be $25.

Clinic employees ask that participating pet owners have their dogs on leashes and their cats in carriers.

All proceeds from the clinic will directly benefit the SPCA and its mission to find good homes for deserving pets.

The clinic is located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109 in Suwanee. Learn more at georgiaspca.org.

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.