Monday, December 26, 2011
Volunteers spent part of Christmas Eve delivering the gift of hope, affection and gifts to needy Cobb County animal shelter pets.
Cobb County Animal Control shelter volunteers brought the joy of Christmas to the animals with cat cuddling and dog walks, and by giving a toy and a blanket or bed to every animal in the shelter.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Cindy Ganues, an animal care specialist with Cobb County Animal Control, is appealing a reported 40-hour suspension. Her Monday Civil Service Board appeal hearing has been postponed.
Cindy Ganues, an animal care specialist with Cobb County Animal Control, is appealing a reported 40-hour suspension for removing euthanasia-bound cats from the county shelter during her days off. Her appeal, scheduled to be heard by the Civil Service Board on Monday, has been postponed. "I wanted to let you know that the civil service hearing schedule for Monday has been continued. This is being done with the consent of both the county and the employee. A new date has not been set as of this email," County spokesman Robert Quigley told Northeast Cobb Patch in a statement Thursday. "The new date is January 17," Ganues' attorney Constance McManus said during a Friday telephone interview. "We look forward to the hearing." The five-member …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Another transport of shelter animals soon bound for Minnesota; shelter pets of the week and six Pilgrim and two Indian kitties looking for a warm lap for Thanksgiving. Plus, a vet tip on rabies awareness.
It appears that more dogs will be heading northward and westward to a Minnesota rescue soon; and this time, there will be cats going, too. The first group left Cobb County Animal Control shelter for Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) back on September 23. There were 13 dogs in all, and they made the trip without a hitch. All but one of the 13 have since been adopted, so MARS is ready to take more. While shelter details are being worked out, the dogs and cats will need to be in foster homes. In fact, they will need to be out of the shelter for a minimum of 10 days prior to transport. The transport date is set for Dec. 10. MARS, a no-kill rescue, doesn’t have a warehouse shelter. Once the animals arrive, they will be taken into their …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
They're available at the Cobb County animal shelter for the discounted rate of $80.
Here are Cobb County Animal Control's pets of the week, meaning they're available with full vet work for a discounted rate of $80. Chandler: "Chandler is a big love! He has no problem showing affection. This poor guy has been waiting for a home for a long time. Chandler would be great with kids and/or anybody that wants a lap cat. Come visit him today!" Pearl: "Pearl is a gentle, submissive girl who loves to play. She knows how to sit and shake. Her small size and big heart makes Pearl great with children. She loves to show her happy personality off with a wagging nub of a tail. Her low cropped ears and brindle coat makes Pearl stick out from the crowd, too. Come visit her today!" The $80 adoption fee includes: If you wish to adopt either …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A Cobb County Animal Control worker has been disciplined twice for saving animals from imminent death during her personal time. A rescue group asks that you help her appeal a proposed 40-hour suspension.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Dear Editor, Cindy Ganues at Cobb County Animal Control needs our help. The current animal shelter leadership has elected to discipline her not just once, but twice, for working during her off hours to save animals from imminent death. The first occurrence resulted in her receiving an eight-hour suspension. The second occurrence resulted in a recommendation for a 40-hour suspension. And who knows what the cost may be for a subsequent "violation"? Loss of a job she's held for over 30 years? On the first occasion Cindy was punished, she was off work. She learned that three dogs had been sent unexpectedly to a local veterinarian for euthanasia. Cindy knew the dogs were healthy and adoptable. She asked the veterinarian to delay euthanasia …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Freedom for all creatures great and small. Celebrate this Independence holiday weekend by adopting a pet.
I have run out of words. The numbers say it all. Here are the Cobb County Animal Control shelter stats for 4.5 days this week. June 26, Sunday: Nine owner turn-ins, five strays, 27 adopted or put to sleep. (I was told that Sunday was a very slow day for adoptions) June 27, Monday: shelter is closed to the public – 12 strays, 24 put to sleep, 0 adopted. June 28, Tuesday: 25 owner turn-ins, 37 strays, 42 adopted or put to sleep. June 29, Wednesday: 16 owner turn-ins, 21 strays, 61 adopted or put to sleep. June 30, Thursday (2:00 pm still 3.5 hours to go): Five owner turn-ins, 29 strays, 26 adopted or put to sleep. July 1, Friday: Cobb County furlough day, shelter is closed to the public. There will be no adoptions. Hopefully, it will be a …