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Humane Society needs pet foster families

Humane Society needs pet foster families

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette Human Society is looking for loving local families to take care of pets in need.

The shelter is overwhelmed with unwanted litters of kittens and puppies, as well as the usual stray adult cats and dogs.

Families that are not quite ready to adopt a pet can still serve as temporary fosters. The Humane Society provides foster families with the pets' needs, including food, supplies and medical care.

Visit fayettehumane.org for more information.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Humane Society plans for growth

Humane Society plans for growth

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayette County Humane Society has launched a campaign to help bring a new building to its campus.

Every spring, the FCHS receives more litters of puppies and kittens than it can comfortably house. Many times, the organization cannot find enough foster families to care for the animals, which means the dogs and cats run the risk of being abandoned or left in dangerous situations.

Money donated to the FCHS building fund will be kept in an interest-bearing account until the organization has received enough to build a facility or refurbish an existing building.

Learn more and donate at fayettehumane.org. Be sure to specify that the money is for the building fund.

Humane Society holding pet adoption weekend

Humane Society holding pet adoption weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- This weekend is National Pet Adoption Weekend, and the Fayette County Humane Society is making it easy for residents to bring home a new cat or dog.

The Humane Society will hold a pet adoption fair at the Peachtree City PetSmart this weekend. Every pet adopted will net the Humane Society a $35 donation from PetSmart Charities.

Animals will be available for adoption from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2; from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3; and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Peachtree City PetSmart is located at 2701 Highway 54.

Learn more about the adoption fair at fayettehumane.org.

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.

Humane Society to host pet portrait fundraiser

Humane Society to host pet portrait fundraiser

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayette Humane Society will host a portrait fundraiser this weekend.

The Dog Days Pet Portrait event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. It will be at Heart is Found Photography in Fayetteville.

Call 770-631-7676 to schedule a time to have your pooch photographed. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society.

Heart is Found Photography is located at 110 Genevieve Court.

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.