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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in Cumming can take their furry children to the Windermere Dog Park which is an off-leash dog park. The park has a large playing field for children and a nature path, also with an off-leash rule. The park is located at 3355 Windermere Parkway in Cumming.

Sandy Creek Park in Athens is one of the largest dog parks in the area.

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Atlanta, GA --  (Submitted by Pet Poison Hotline) The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline, a national 24/7 animal poison control center, receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

SPCA is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues; 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

SPCA is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues; 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Suwanee, Ga.--  (submitted by GA SCPA)  The Georgia Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, March 26, 8:30 am, Suwanee Town Center Park. 

All of the proceeds go to support the Georgia SPCA Animal Shelter at 1175 Buford Hwy, Suite 109, Suwanee. 

We expect 400 runners for this event.  We have over 40 vendors and Publix is our Platinum sponsor for this first race. 

We will have all of our dogs out there for adoption, plus the Second Chance Greyhounds Rescue, English-Bulldog Rescue of Georgia, The Gwinnett Humane Society Rescue groups.  Please come support us. 

Christine Muller

Georgia SPCA

Vote Now for Atlanta's Cutest Dog

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.

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