Bring Your 'Petcasso' to the Cobb Art Pet Festival

Cobb Animal Control will host its first Art, Barks and Purrs Festival Saturday.

Artsy dog and cat lovers take note: Cobb Animal Control will present the inaugural Art, Barks and Purrs Festival on Saturday.

Vendors at the festival will feature handcrafted animal-related art, including jewelry, bird feeders and houses, housewares, animal clothing, collars and leashes, pet portraits and pottery.

The event will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the Animal Control Shelter, located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta.

For more information about the event, call Tom Flynn at 770-590-5601.

Adopt a Cat at Discounted Rate in June

In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month, Cobb Animal Control staff has also reduced its cat and kitten adoption rate to $80 through June 30.

"Our normal adoption rate is $110, but we wanted to do something special in honor of June as Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month," stated Tom Flynn, field services manager and acting facility operations manager, in a release. "We hope this reduced rate will encourage people to come down and find a new feline addition to their families. We take in cats and kittens every day and we really want to find new home for them all."

All cats and kittens have received vaccinations, including rabies if older than 4 months, been de-wormed and have been spayed or neutered. All felines will be combo tested.


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