Adoptable Georgia Dogs for April 8, 2014

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Adoptable Georgia Dogs for April 8, 2014

SixPups

Six Shepherd mix puppies are looking for forever homes and will be available for foster or adoption from the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga, beginning April 12th.

Palin Pups

Palin is a 2-3 year old female Shepherd mix, who is caring for her four puppies and needs a nice foster home where she can raise her pups until their ready to go to their own permanent homes. Palin and her puppies are available for adoption or foster from Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Male Panda GP

I’m calling this guy “Giant Panda,” but he’s really a 103-pound 3-5 year old Great Pyrenees male who is available beginning April 12th from the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Female GP

Panda’s friend is a 1-2 year old female Great Pyrnees who weighs about 55 pounds and is shy and will be available for adoption beginning April 12th from the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Bali Grumpy Dog

The thing about Grumpy Dog is that he’d constantly make you smile. Seriously, Grumpy needs a home. He’s available for immediate adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

We know of two hitch-hikers – one Beagle and one Coonhound, who need a ride this weekend from Macon to Atlanta, and then from Atlanta to Knoxville, TN. If you can help, please email me today.

Meals on Wheels and the Atlanta Humane Society have partnered to deliver dog and cat food to some Meals on Wheels recipients who receive food deliveries.

Since the program started late last year, more than 42, 10-pound bins of cat and dog food has been delivered to Meals on Wheels Atlanta clients. No funds intended for seniors are used. The food is donated by the humane society. The Atlanta Humane Society has a similar partnership with a program that feeds seniors in Alpharetta.

It’s all part of an effort by hundreds of senior meals programs nationwide to extend their services to include pets. Many low-income seniors, such as Watters, still live in their own homes and have pets as companions, but feeding them can sometimes be difficult.

Locally, staffers and volunteers were worried that some senior clients were dipping into their own food deliveries to feed their pets. And that wasn’t good for either. Others were also using resources that could be used to pay other bills to feed their cats and dogs.

“It is often a struggle for them to care for and feed their pets due to limited resources,” said Joel Izlar, meal services manager at Meals on Wheels Atlanta, which delivers meals to about 300 low-income seniors a week.

Pets can play a key role in a senior’s overall emotional and physical well being, experts say. They offer companionship, help seniors get fit and have been used in help increase socialization and reduce agitation in people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here to donate to the Atlanta Humane Society.

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