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Cross Creek Pet Health Clinic

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Cross Creek Pet Health Clinic

Thank you to the Cross Creek Condominium Association and Community Events Committee!   Thanks for inviting SNAP 2 IT back in January for our 2nd Pet Heath Clinic at Cross Creek. We had a great time and meet many wonderful pet parents and some adorable dogs and cats! Dr. Karen Colson and Violet Covarrubias, along with volunteers Nancy Kelly, Sally Leath, Kendra Cuffe did wonderful job helping keep everyone happy and it was an eventful day filled with lots of great fun. We look forward to hosting another event in the fall of 2015. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted March 15, 2015....

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SNAP Pet Health Clinic at Cross Creek, Saturday, January 31, 2015

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SNAP Pet Health Clinic at Cross Creek, Saturday, January 31, 2015

Affordable veterinary care at Cross Creek! This one-day pet health clinic is co-sponsored by Dr. Karen Colson of Medlock Bridge Animal Hospital, SNAP and the Cross Creek Condominium Association Community Events Committee. All proceeds for this day are donated to SNAP to help fund our pet rescue efforts, spay/neuter programs, adoption, and community education services. Finally, affordable, professional healthcare for your pet brought to your neighborhood – convenience and an affordable price – and peace of mind that your pet has been examined and given the best possible care to make his or her life with you both healthy and lasting for many years to come.  What: Affordable pet exams, testing, vaccinations & micro-chipping offered conveniently in your neighborhood When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10AM–4PM Where: Adrian Clubhouse at Cross Creek. If possible, please park in the overflow lot across the street to avoid inconveniencing La Rue residents. We ask that you pre-register so we can schedule folks throughout the day between 10AM and 4PM to avoid long wait times. Please sign up today and allow 30-45 minutes on clinic day for paperwork, appointment with the vet, and any procedures such as vaccinations and tests. Click here to pre-register.    Veterinary Services There will be a licensed veterinarian on site for the day to help with pet exams, testing, vaccinations, consultations, prescriptions, and other health services.   Please pre-register for an appointment time and we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for sign-in and paperwork.  Most appointments should take less than one hour.  That day we will be offering pet healthcare packages for both dogs and cats, as well as additional services such as implanting of microchips and nail trimming.    Pet Healthcare Packages All Dog healthcare packages include a pet examination by a licensed veterinarian, DA2PPV vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza & Parvo) and deworming medicaton. The Adult Basic and Full packages include a Rabies vaccination, while the Puppy package does not. The Full Adult package includes these three plus a Heartworm test and Bordetella vaccination. Puppy ($65) Adult Basic ($80) Adult Full ($100) All Cat healthcare packages include a pet examination by a licensed veterinarian, FVRCP vaccination (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus & Panleukopenia) and deworming medication. The Adult Basic and Full packages include a Rabies vaccination, while the Kitten package does not. The Full Adult package includes these four plus an FIV/FeLV combo test and Feline Leukemia vaccination. Kitten ($65) Adult Basic ($80) Adult Full ($105) Please note that payment for all pet healthcare packages and a la carte items must be made on the day of the clinic in cash, check or by major credit card.    Vaccinations and Tests a la Carte Some pet owners do not need all items offered in these packages, but only need an exam and perhaps one vaccination update. For these folks we are offering a la carte vaccinations, tests and services including: For Dogs Rabies Vaccine, 1-year ($10) Heartworm Test ($20) Kennel Cough Vaccination ($10) Strongid Dewormer ($7) Canine Distemper / Parvo Vaccination ($10) For Cats Rabies Vaccine, 1-year ($10) FeLV/FIV Test ($25) Feline Distemper Vaccination ($10) Feline Leukemia Vaccination ($20) Strongid Dewormer ($5) Additional Services Microchip ($25) Nail Trim for Dogs ($10) Nail Trim for Cats ($5)   Note that the $25 fee for the veterinarian examination is included in the Pet Healthcare Package prices above, but the $25 fee is billed separately for all a la cart healthcare items.  Additional services such as micro-chipping and nail trimming do not require a vet exam and the $25 exam fee.    Micro-chipping In the State of Georgia micro-chipping...

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Snap Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2014

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Snap Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2014

Thank you to all volunteers, supporters and friends of Snap! The 1st annual Snap Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Eclipse di Luna, Buckhead on Saturday, December 13, 2014 was a great success – everyone had a good time, the food was wonderful, and the company even better! Thank you again to all the many Snap volunteers, supporters and friends – we truly could not do our rescue work without you. See below for some remembrances of the dinner! SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted December 14, 2014. Share Holiday Poem Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house The kittens were squeaking An old rubber mouse. The wreath that was hung So fine at the door Is scattered in pieces All over the floor. The stockings lined up In neat little rows Now boast a small hole In each of their toes. The tree that had twinkled Countless colorful whims, Was now, although splendid, Missing some limbs. I catch them and hug them. “Be good,” I insist. They lick but leap off To see what they’ve missed. And now as I spy them The thought comes to me, That their’s is the spirit That Christmas should be. Should children and kittens Yet show us the way, And teach us the joy That may come with this day? Could they share the message That’s written above, And show us that, truly, Christmas is...

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2014 SNAP-Concourse Santa Holiday Picture Event

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2014 SNAP-Concourse Santa Holiday Picture Event

Time to take that Great Picture for your Perfect 2014 Holiday Card! Saturday, December 6 1:00-3:00PM Concourse Athletic Club 8 Concourse Parkway NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-698-2090 $15 donation for your pet’s photo with Santa Complimentary light refreshments Proceeds benefit SNAP See you there! SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted November 15, 2014....

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SNAP 2014 Volunteer Thank You Holiday Party

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SNAP 2014 Volunteer Thank You Holiday Party

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Happy Holidays to All SNAP Volunteers! You are cordially invited To our first-annual SNAP Volunteer Thank you Holiday Part! Saturday afternoon, December 13 3:00-6:00PM Eclipse di Luna Buckhead 764 Miami Circle NE 404-846-0449 Free Brunch, No Cover, Cash Bar Free raffle items, door prizes and special thank-you gifts. We really want you to attend! Please RSVP! RSVPYour Name *Comment  VerificationPlease enter any two digits *Example: 12This box is for spam protection - please leave it blank: SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted November 09, 2014....

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2014 Holiday Pics at Cross Creek

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2014 Holiday Pics at Cross Creek

Visit Us Saturday, November 22 at Cross Creek Country Club to have that very special end-of-year picture taken for your holiday cards. Bring your family, bring your pets, bring your friends! About YouYour Name *Phone *Email  Schedule an AppointmentAppointment Time Please let us know what appointment time is best for you. Note that SNAP will do our best to schedule this time, but cannot guarantee we can see you then. Once we receive your request, we will call, text or email you to confirm. All appointment times are for Saturday, November 22, 2014 between 10AM and 3PM. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for sign-in:10:00 AM10:15 AM10:30 AM10:45 AM11:00 AM11:15 AM11:30 AM11:45 AM12:00 PM12:15 PM12:30 PM12:45 PM1:00 PM1:15 PM1:30 PM1:45 PM2:00 PM2:15 PM2:30 PM2:45 PMAlternative Time If we cannot see you at your preferred time, please let us know what alternative time works best for you.Times You Cannot Attend If there any times of the day that won't work for you (e.g. morning or after 2:00PM), please let us know. Questions? Please tell us if you have any additional questions thoughts about your photo shoot. Email Opt-inSNAP Information Are you interested in receiving our monthly newsletter by email?Yes VerificationPlease enter any two digits *Example: 12This box is for spam protection - please leave it blank:   SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news....

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Zombie Cat Soire at Eclipse di Luna Buckhead

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Zombie Cat Soire at Eclipse di Luna Buckhead

Zombie Cat Soire Join us Tuesday evening before Halloween at Eclipse di Luna in Buckhead for our SNAP Halloween Zombie Cat Soire. When Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM Where Eclipse di Luna 764 Miami Circle NE Atlanta, GA Off of Piedmont Road just south of Lenox Square Mall 404.846.0449 What $10 Cover Free Appetizers Cash Bar Raffle and Silent Auction All donations will go to supporting SNAP adoption, TNR, spay/neuter and wellness programs. Costumes optional… if you dare!* *Bring a copy of this page with you and receive a free raffle ticket for the item of your choice. *Come in costume and get a 2nd free raffle ticket! We look forward to seeing you there! Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted September 28, 2014....

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Stray Cat Strut at the Arena

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Stray Cat Strut at the Arena

Stray Cat Strut & Another Cat Bar Event Snappy Hour in September at the Arena Tavern on Satellite Blvd. in Duluth. When Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM Where Arena Tavern On the Terrace Patio The Arena Tavern 1000 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, Ga. 30097 (770) 623-4585 What Live Band – Acoustic Pop & Rock $10 Cover to Benefit SNAP and Planned PEThood Free Appetizers Cash Bar Silent Auctions and Raffle All donations will go to supporting the adoption, TNR, spay/neuter and wellness programs of both groups. We look forward to seeing you there! Event is co-sponsored between SNAP and Planned PEThood of Georgia. We are expecting a big crowd for the event including supporters and friends of both organizations. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted September 06, 2014....

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Calling All Kittens

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Calling All Kittens

Special Adoption Event Saturday and Sunday in two weeks PetSmart at Howell Mill Road. Special Tent Event sponsored by PetSmart Charities with the participation of some additional animal groups. SNAP will have many dozens of kittens for this special adoption event. SEE YOU THERE, FRIENDS OF SNAP! Note that in addition to this special event, Snap will have its normal adoption centers in operation at all of our usual locations. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Howell Mill Road PetSmart Howell Mill 1801 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Available normal store business hours at the store adoption center Mon-Sat 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sun 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM View Larger Map First posted September 2, 2014....

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The Rat Pack at Cafe 290

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The Rat Pack at Cafe 290

An Evening of Great Jazz at Cafe 290 Join us for a Snappy Hour and Cat Bar at the legendary Cafe 290 with two live jazz bands! When Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00-10:00PM Where Cafe 290 290 Hilderbrand Dr NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (404) 256-3942 cafe290atlanta.com Map to Cafe 290 Cafe 290 is one of our favorite – and best – dinner and jazz clubs – featuring some of the finest music in Atlanta. Music First Band at 7:00PM Band in Black, a jazz quartet featuring a Blues Brother’s theme Second Band at 8:30PM, second set at 10:00 Rick Harris Little Big Band, a 12-piece jazz ensemble featuring jazz standards from Sinatra to Strayhorn See Rick and the band play “On a Clear Day” What $10 cover donation to SNAP Free Appetizers Cash Bar Raffles & Silent Auction to support SNAP activities Sponsor a Kitten SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted August 1, 2014....

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Snappy Hour & Cat Bar at Hurricane Grill

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Snappy Hour & Cat Bar at Hurricane Grill

SNAP Friends, Mahalo! Join us for a Tropical Snappy Hour in 2 weeks near Norcross/Johns Creek. Where The Hurricane Grill & Wings 9700 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 (678) 279-5505 hurricanewings.com The Hurricane Grill is a Tropical-themed American-style Restaurant featuring Wings and Pub Food When Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:30-9:00PM What $10 cover donation to SNAP Free Appetizers Cash Bar including $3.00 Margaritas and lots of Hurricane Grill Tropical Drink specials Raffles & Silent Auctions to support SNAP activities Sponsor a Kitten for Adoption Map & Directions Share Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted July 1,...

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Snappy Hour Eclipse di Luna, Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-9:00PM

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Snappy Hour Eclipse di Luna, Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-9:00PM

Shaken, not Purred Join us Tuesday evening in two weeks for another Snappy Hour at the Miami Circle Eclipse di Luna in Buckhead. When Tuesday, May 20 6:30-10:00PM Where Eclipse di Luna 764 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA What Free Tapas, $10 Cover, Cash Bar, Silent Auction. Silent Auction $ 140 gift certificate to Piedmont Bark, includes weekend get away for your pooch, a spa bath and one additional day of doggie day care. $ 120 gift certificate to Sandy Springs Body Works with personal Trainer: Jason Rosenblatt, certificate includes two personal training sessions and one nutrition session. Always a great time and a great way to support SNAP and our operations. See you there! Questions? Please email us at snap@comcast.net. Preview all our available cats and kittens. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP, drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers, or apply online to volunteer. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Originally posted May 4, 2014....

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Cross Creek Vaccination Clinic a Success!

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Cross Creek Vaccination Clinic a Success!

SNAP Brings Low-cost Vet Services to Cross Creek Saturday, April 26, 2014. SNAP helped the Cross Creek community by bringing an affordable vaccination and veterinary care clinic to the neighborhood  – the event was well-attended and a great success thanks to the help of our many volunteers and the wonderful residents and pets of Cross Creek! SNAP would especially like to thank THE Howell Mill PetSmart, Buckhead PetSmart and Banfield of Howell Mill for thier generous donations for this event. A special shout-out goes to Sean, a PetSmart and ACK Certified dog trainer who generously helped with his time and offered complementary training sessions for pets who attended the event. We especially would like to thank all SNAP the volunteers for their tireless help, including Nancy Kelley, Sally Leath, Bonnie Seabrooke, Ashley and Stacy Land, and our vet staff from Medlock Bridge, Dr. Karen Colson and Violet Mask for the wonderful job that they did. Finally we would like to that the Cross Creek Community Affairs committee and the Cross Creek Board and Catherine Cooper who bought snacks and coffee! The day was a whirlwind for everyone and we managed to vaccinate or treat 16 cats and 30 dogs for the day. The one-day pet health clinic is co-sponsored by Dr. Karen Colson of Medlock Bridge Animal Hospital, SNAP 2 IT and Cross Creek’s Condominium Association Community Events Committee. All proceeds for this day are donated to SNAP to help fund our pet rescue efforts, spay/neuter programs, adoption, and community education services. Here is a link to original April Clinic notice. Questions? Please email us at snap@comcast.net. Preview all our available cats and kittens. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP, drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers, or apply online to volunteer. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Originally posted May 15, 2014....

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SNAP March Spay/Neuter Day Helps 61 Local Pets

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SNAP March Spay/Neuter Day Helps 61 Local Pets

SNAP Joins Dozens of Local Rescue Groups to Spay/Neuter Hundreds of Pets at March Event March 26 and 27, 2014. SNAP partnered with Planned Pet Hood to take part in a March Spay/Neuter Day event – transporting and spay/neutering 67 local pets at a Duluth veterinary clinic. Hundreds of other pets were spay/neutered across Georgia at low-cost clinics through the work of other rescue groups. Costs for the procedures were covered through a grant from FixGAPets and generous donations from SNAP supporters. SNAP raised $580 to help cover costs but the entire project cost SNAP some $1400, so any additional donations to help cover costs are greatly appreciated. SNAP Director Kyla Jones spoke to WSB Atlanta about spay/neuter and the high cost to taxpayers when animals are not cared for properly. SNAP is one of many Georgia nonprofits working hard to get this problem under control. Unfortunately, Georgia is one of the worst states for euthanizing pets, with a kill rate state-wide of over 62 percent. The good news is this number has improved in recent years, but the bad news is it is estimated that Georgia taxpayers spend $1 million dollars each week to euthanize Georgia pets – but this cost could be dramatically reduced if the money were applied to spay/neuter programs rather than kill shelters. See more about the spay/neuter day in March and the WSB news video here and all the hard work done by SNAP and many other rescue groups around the state. There is another spay/neuter day scheduled for June – we could use your help with volunteers and donations for that event too! The FixGAPets grant allowed SNAP to help break the reproductive cycle for one family with 10 dogs. In just one home, Romeo a black/white pit came to this family from an unwanted litter, Babygirl and Rocko came from a friend of a friend that were being abused and Diamond came from an unwanted litter from a neighbor. The only dog in the home that was previously neutered was one that was adopted from local animal control and his neuter was sponsored for adoption to save him from death in a high kill shelter. From Diamond came 7 more unwanted puppies, another accidental litter. While these puppies are being sold for money, without the grant from FixGAPets, it would mean that 7 more dogs would be able to produce at least 2 more litters at minimum per year or another 98 puppies in just one year. So sadly, while these puppies are being sold for money, they are being sold already spayed/neutered and will never produce another unwanted litter and this home of 2 male and 2 female pit dogs will never produce another litter of pups. Here is a link to original March Clinic notice. Questions? Please email us at snap@comcast.net. Preview all our available cats and kittens. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP, drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers, or apply online to volunteer. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Originally posted May 15, 2014....

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SNAP Pet Health Clinic at Cross Creek

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SNAP Pet Health Clinic at Cross Creek

We are bringing an affordable veterinary care clinic to the Cross Creek community on Saturday, April 26. This one-day pet health clinic is co-sponsored by Dr. Karen Colson of Medlock Bridge Animal Hospital, SNAP 2 IT – a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue, spay/neuter, pet adoption and assistance organization – and Cross Creek’s Condominium Association Community Events Committee. All proceeds for this day are donated to SNAP to help fund our pet rescue efforts, spay/neuter programs, adoption, and community education services. Finally, affordable, professional healthcare for your pet brought to your neighborhood – convenience and an affordable price – and peace of mind that your pet has been examined and given the best possible care to make his or her life with you both healthy and lasting for many years to come.  What: Affordable pet exams, testing, vaccinations & micro-chipping offered conveniently in your neighborhood When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10AM–4PM Where: Adrian Clubhouse at Cross Creek. If possible, please park in the overflow lot across the street to avoid inconveniencing La Rue residents. We ask that you pre-register so we can schedule folks throughout the day between 10AM and 4PM to avoid long wait times. Please sign up today and allow 30-45 minutes on clinic day for paperwork, appointment with the vet, and any procedures such as vaccinations and tests. Click here to pre-register.    Veterinary Services There will be a licensed veterinarian on site for the day to help with pet exams, testing, vaccinations, consultations, prescriptions, and other health services.   Please pre-register for an appointment time and we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for sign-in and paperwork.  Most appointments should take less than one hour.  That day we will be offering pet healthcare packages for both dogs and cats, as well as additional services such as implanting of microchips and nail trimming.    Pet Healthcare Packages All Dog healthcare packages include a pet examination by a licensed veterinarian, DA2PPV vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza & Parvo) and deworming medicaton. The Adult Basic and Full packages include a Rabies vaccination, while the Puppy package does not. The Full Adult package includes these three plus a Heartworm test and Bordetella vaccination. Puppy ($65) Adult Basic ($80) Adult Full ($100) All Cat healthcare packages include a pet examination by a licensed veterinarian, FVRCP vaccination (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus & Panleukopenia) and deworming medication. The Adult Basic and Full packages include a Rabies vaccination, while the Kitten package does not. The Full Adult package includes these four plus an FIV/FeLV combo test and Feline Leukemia vaccination. Kitten ($65) Adult Basic ($80) Adult Full ($105) Please note that payment for all pet healthcare packages and a la carte items must be made on the day of the clinic in cash, check or by major credit card.    Vaccinations and Tests a la Carte Some pet owners do not need all items offered in these packages, but only need an exam and perhaps one vaccination update. For these folks we are offering a la carte vaccinations, tests and services including: For Dogs Rabies Vaccine, 1-year ($10) Heartworm Test ($20) Kennel Cough Vaccination ($10) Strongid Dewormer ($7) Canine Distemper / Parvo Vaccination ($10) For Cats Rabies Vaccine, 1-year ($10) FeLV/FIV Test ($25) Feline Distemper Vaccination ($10) Feline Leukemia Vaccination ($20) Strongid Dewormer ($5) Additional Services Microchip ($25) Nail Trim for Dogs ($10) Nail Trim for Cats ($5)   Note that the $25 fee for the veterinarian examination is included in the Pet Healthcare Package prices above, but the $25 fee is billed separately for all a la cart healthcare items.  Additional...

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SNAP Still Could Use Your Help with that March Clinic

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SNAP Still Could Use Your Help with that March Clinic

UPDATE:  We are half way to meeting our goal of $510 to sponsor additional vetting procedures for these 51 deserving pets.  Please help us ensure that they see a vet for an exam at least once in their life. PREVIOUSLY: Through a generous donation, all medical bills for the spay and neuter procedures for these 51 SNAP-sponsored cats and dogs are covered. But SNAP needs help covering additional items as part of a much needed complete vet for these pets. This is important, because in all likelihood most of these animals will never be able to afford a visit to the vet again. So, our goal is to provide as much care for these dogs and cats as possible during this one and likely only visit to the clinic. To completely vet these deserving dogs and cats, we are asking for additional sponsorship to cover additional items including e–collars, heartworm testing, DHPP2 vaccinations and de-worming meds. Our cost for e-collars is about $10 each. If you have an e-collar that you are not using, please consider donating one today. Our goal is $510 to cover all additional costs for these 51 SNAP-sponsored animals – or about $10 per pet for this much needed extra medical care. Please help us by making a small donation to cover these very important extra items – $10 sponsors one dog or cat, and $100 sponsors ten! Questions? Please email us at snap@comcast.net. Preview all our available cats and kittens. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP, drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers, or apply online to volunteer. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Originally posted March 3, 2014....

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GPC Students Help SNAP and Learn About Service on MLK Day

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GPC Students Help SNAP and Learn About Service on MLK Day

Students from Georgia Perimeter College volunteered to help SNAP clean our adoption center at the Howell Mill Road PetSmart as part of a volunteer service program in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ten students and their GPC faculty site coordinator participated in the event, along with Kyla Jones, SNAP Founder and Executive Director. The volunteer program is designed to help students learn the value of community service and to gain experience donating their time and talent to others. For the past two years, SNAP was chosen as one of the organizations across the Atlanta-metro in which students can provide service to a non-profit organization and assist the community to meet critical needs. “I enjoy seeing the civic growth in students provided by the MLK SNAP service event each year,” said Professor Tamra Ortgies-Young. “Students are able to become aware of a community problem, learn about humane interventions to address the problem and practice community service, which is a vital part of citizenship. Most importantly, the students have fun along the way!” In addition to helping SNAP spring clean their adoption center, the day consisted of three other events. Students learned about the important issue of feral cat overpopulation, the causes of the problem in North Georgia and other areas, and efforts by SNAP and other groups to design and manage humane programs to address the issue. Best of all, students were given the opportunity to play with the kittens & cats and learned through hands-on experience about the importance of socializing pets through play. Naturally, the time with their new furry friends turned out to be the highlight of the day. And finally, while students played with the feline adoption candidates, they worked as a group to engage in reflection exercises to tie their service experience to the legacy of Dr. King’s commitment to social change through nonviolence. Critical reflection allows students to make a connection between learning about service and one day making a difference in their community. “You can see from the video that the students had a great time and learned about how pets are socialized through play. Student engagement inspired by active, collaborative and community-based learning is part of GPC’s quality enhancement plan and serves the college mission of preparing students in their role as global citizens. And what’s more engaging than playing with kitties?” Ms. Young said. For their efforts, students received a GPC t-shirt, a better understanding of an important community problem, some volunteer experience, and in some cases earned extra credit for their courses. “The students had a great time, learned a lot, and SNAP is grateful, of course, not only for all the help, but for the opportunity to reach out to these young men and women and educate them on the important work of helping manage feral cat populations in Georgia,” said Ms. Jones. “It’s a significant issue affecting thousands of cats in Georgia and an important initiative to humanely control these stray and abandoned cat populations.” The ongoing collaboration between SNAP and GPC is the kind of educational and community engagement between non-profits and colleges that serve both the core mission of GPC and the SNAP mission of education and community outreach. What to learn more? Contact SNAP at snap@comcast.net. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. Originally posted February 14, 2014....

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SNAP – Supporting Inner Harbour Therapy Dogs since 2010

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SNAP – Supporting Inner Harbour Therapy Dogs since 2010

The Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville, GA is one of Georgia’s largest psychiatric residential treatment programs for emotionally challenged children. Serving young people throughout the Southeast since 1962, the Inner Harbour Campus is nonprofit and merged with Youth Villages in the fall of 2009. The woodland setting of the Inner Harbour Campus sits on 1,200 acres just west of Atlanta and offers a therapeutic environment for a wide variety of special needs children. The campus includes a lake, a sports field, running track and playgrounds for recreational activities. The also have many great hiking trails, canoeing activities, a ropes course and equine therapy program with several horses, and five therapy dogs know as the “Inner Harbour Five” or the “Inner Harbour Hounds.” Since 2010, SNAP has been proud to provide food for these very special therapy dogs. Youth Villages uses therapy animals at the Inner Harbour campus to teach children and youth about responsibility, empathy, trust, and relational self-confidence. Inner Harbour staff also report that the dogs have a calming effect on children in the program and can help make them more open to discussion. As so often happens with rescue dogs, the therapy animal program has benefited the dogs just as much as the children. You can read more about Inner Harbour here. If you want more information or wish to help SNAP continue to help these dogs, and other animals in the Greater Atlanta area, please visit our SNAP website for more information or find us on Facebook. SNAP has been providing food for the five “Harbour Hounds” Chance, Princess, Sparky, Max, and Brown Bear for five years now. Inner Harbour and the therapy dog program has a special place the heart of Kyla Jones, the founder of SNAP. Her son went to Inner Harbour many years ago and benefited a great deal from the program. “It was a wonderful experience where he learned a lot and really came out of his shell thanks to all the good work of the Inner Harbour staff and especially the horses and fishing,” Ms. Jones explained. Years later the Inner Harbour Five showed up at Inner Harbour – the staff contacted SNAP and they have been helping support these very special dogs ever since. Princess (likely a border collie mix) was found wandering around the Inner Harbour campus when a group of kids found her during a hike. Abandoned by her owner, it took Princess awhile to adjust to her new home (not really interacting with the other dogs, scared to be near them), but she has adjusted well and now loves to start barking contests with all the dogs. Max (a beagle mix) was abandoned on the side of the road and lived alone for an unknown period of time before someone rescued him and brought him to Inner Harbour where he has been ever since. He seems to have a smile on his face whenever the kids go to the kennels to feed and visit him. He puts a smile on the kid’s faces every time they see him because he gets so excited when they are there. We think it’s because he thinks he’s going to be fed each time some kids go visit him. Brown Bear (a lab, German Shepard mix) has been at Youth Villages since she was a puppy. Abandoned with her sister, the pair have found a loving home at Inner Harbour for the past 10 years. Brown Bear (named by the staff when she was a puppy) is a sweet, gentle and very caring dog who loves to have her...

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Humpty Dumpty’s Great Fall

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Humpty Dumpty’s Great Fall

UPDATE: Humpty Dumpty has been released to a new managed colony and is living well as a feral. PREVIOUSLY: On Saturday SNAP took Humpty Dumpty to our favorite vet for an x-ray to check on his leg. The vet found that no bones were broken, however he does have a hairline fracture near his knee and a torn muscle in his back right leg. He will be on pain meds, anti-inflammatories and cage rest for four to six weeks. And is expected now to make a full recovery. Cost for vet and meds are expected to be about $300. Please help us to meet this goal and put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Click on the image above to donate online. ORIGINAL: Meet SNAP’s newest family member, Humpty Dumpty, shown here in a photo taken behind Suburban lodge on Shallowford Road. Although in the photograph it may look like Humpty Dumpty is a skilled ginger climber, bounding down a country fence, that’s not the case at all. Humpty Dumpty isn’t moving in this image. He’s motionless. He’s stuck. And he’s injured. Earlier today, a feral colony caregiver spotted Humpty in this very position, hanging upside down, one leg wedged between the weathered wooden boards that make up this jagged fence. Judging by his condition, Humpty had been in that position for a few days and was in agony, hungry, thirsty, and scared. One of SNAP’s favorite veterinarian partners came to our aid. After Humpty Dumpty was sedated, we untangled him from the fence and rushed him to the office to assess his injuries. Humpty Dumpty is a feral kitty that is a member of an established colony where he’s been cared for recently. His ear is tipped, and he’s been fixed and has had some basic veterinary care. Until Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, his life as a feral was going along just fine. As you can imagine, Humpty Dumpty’s leg is severely injured. We are unsure yet if his mangled haunch and leg will have to be amputated or can be saved. Life as a feral “tripod” – animal lovers’ affectionate name for 3-legged animals – is significantly different than life as a domesticated feline tripod. Feral tripods are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to escaping from two – or four – legged threats. This means that if Humpty Dumpty loses his leg, he will need to be rehomed into a safer feral environment. SNAP believes that unlike the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. We just need your help to do it. You can also pre-apply to adopt Humpty Dumpty online here. First posted 1-16-2014....

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Dekalb County TNR Program Fixes Cat Population

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Dekalb County TNR Program Fixes Cat Population

Mass target TNR (Trap Neuter Return) Community Program in Dekalb County. Best Friends has been officially helping the cats of DeKalb County, Georgia, through our cat initiatives since August, 2011. The cornerstone of this community cat program is the public/private partnership, where DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement http://www.dekalbcountyanimalservices.com/ releases the community cats (aka feral cats) to the program where they are fixed by Lifeline Animal Project lifelineanimal.org and then returned to the community from whence they came– the program also brings other animal welfare organizations to the table to help address the whole situation as strategically as possible. A recent mass trap-neuter-return project united forces to help spay and neuter almost 60 cats where it was desperately needed, a low rent apartment complex. Field work Back in April, the DeKalb Community Cat Program added “field work” to their services. Previously the program was just taking cats that had already been picked up by animal control and transferred into the program from the shelter. Now, we are working more closely with the community by going out to address cat nuisance calls, where we’re picking up the cats directly from the streets, getting them spayed/neutered and returned. By foregoing the shelter system altogether, we’re helping streamline the process, while keeping the shelter’s cages open to help more cats and cultivating relationships with the people who will, ultimately, make this program a sustainable success. “The field work will allow us to work more cohesively in the community and have a greater impact on the number of cats we reach,” says Janet Samuel, community cat coordinator. “To ramp up our efforts we’re also doing some mass TNR projects, our first one was done at the beginning of July and went without a hitch thanks to partnering with SNAP-2 IT. They provided the logistics, brought volunteers and also paid for the trapping food and recovery services post surgeries, while we paid for the surgeries, it is a wonderful partnership for the cats.” Mass TNR, it’s a Snap! The mass TNR project which saw dozens of cats all fixed and returned, went beautifully thanks to the work of Kyla Jones, director of SNAP 2 IT. www.snap2it.org – Their organization is dedicated to increasing save rates for the area’s municipal shelters through spay and neuter services, which they offer for free to the public. Since their inception in 2009, they have trapped-neutered-returned over 1,500 cats and Kyla understands the importance of focusing resources to get a whole colony fixed at once. “This high volume TNR project targeted five apartment complexes, all under the same management company,” shares Kyla. “They were very cooperative, they’ve been doing spot trapping, where 2 – 7 cats have been fixed per week by a colony caregiver, but it wasn’t making a dent in their cat populations.” SNAP 2-IT also brought some amazing volunteers to make the most of the event. “I came out to help because cat overpopulation is a problem that has to be addressed and trap/spay/neuter/release is the most realistic way to control this,” shares volunteer Farrar Seymour. “To ignore these innocent animals, in my eyes, is just as cruel as killing them. If we do not work to control the rate of reproduction in feral cat communities, we are absolutely giving them a sentence of suffering and death.” “TNR helps slow the process of over-population before it begins and it is very rewarding to know that is the service I am helping provide these animals,” says Helen Preston, on why she volunteered for the event. The program will continue to have more mass TNR projects and looks...

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