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ADOPT A PET: Meet Brewster

ADOPT A PET: Meet Brewster

DECATUR, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Brewster is a four-year-old Retriever mix and she’s available for adoption from the PAWS Atlanta, the DeKalb County Humane Society. Brewster would be considered full grown, so he probably won’t grow much. He’s long haired and red. Brewster came from a “dog hoarding situation in Alabama” and vets in Atlanta determined that he had suffered brain damage as a young puppy.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

STONE MOUNTAIN, 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 the City of Decatur can take their furry children to the Oakhurst Dog Park an off-leash, permit only park. The park is approximately 2 acres and is partly wooded with a “grassy plain” area. Oakhurst is completely fenced. Regular park goers complain that one low-lying area in the park gets muddy after it rains but aside from that, the park is a neighborhood favorite.

Rockdale Trail Blazers Hold Their Annual Wellness Clinic and Vet Day

Rockdale Trail Blazers Hold Their Annual Wellness Clinic and Vet Day

CONYERS – The Rockdale Trail Blazers will be holding their Wellness Clinic and Vet Day on Saturday, February 19th starting at 2:00 p.m. This event will be held at the International Horse Park in the Blue Parking Lot. During the clinic, equine owners will have the opportunity to receive routine vaccinations and testing for their animals, at a fraction of the original price.

As opposed to paying a veterinarian about $50 to come out and vaccinate their animals, equestrians are encouraged to bring their animals to the horse park, for treatment. Vets will be drawing blood for the Coggins Test and vaccinating horses for West Nile Virus and a number of other ailments.

The Rockdale Trail Blazers have been hosting their Wellness Clinic and Vet Day for about four years and they plan on expanding to hold it twice, annually. Tomorrow, the Trail Blazers will meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Center at 6:00 p.m.