and the Friends of Shelter Animals for Cobb County are holding their first adopt-a-thon of 2012 today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the county animal shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Dr., Marietta.
You can take a dog or cat home for $80, a $30 discount from the usual adoption fee of $110. Also going on all day will be raffles, police K-9 demonstrations, and sales of food and pet items.
As shelter volunteers explained during Northeast Cobb JoAnn Birrell's this month, Cobb Animal Control also is holding its first Art, Barks and Purrs fundraiser June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the shelter. Vendors will sell animal-related art at the show, where admission will be free.