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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. 

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.

Georgia SPCA Wants to Honor the Animal Hero in Your Life!

Georgia SPCA Wants to Honor the Animal Hero in Your Life!
Saturday, June 23 - 11:00 to 4:00
 
Do you own or know a service, therapy, military or otherwise heroic pet?
Tell us why your pet is a hero and you'll receive a free professional photograph to keep
and share with your family and friends. Bring a written story about your animal hero when you come for the photo session, and the story and photo will be posted on our website and in a special album on our Facebook page.