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GAB: Free sterilizations for Duluth area cats

DULUTH -- Planned PEThood, located at 2860 Buford Highway, is offering 1,000 free feral cat sterilizations for any pet living in the 30096 zip code area, thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities.

No appointments are necessary for free-roaming cats. They can be brought to Planned PEThood at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday for free sterilization. Each cat will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies and receive an eartip.

"This is a really good offer and one that will end when the grant monies run out," said Lynette Purves, co-director, Planned PEThood. "We really want to see citizens caring for cats in zip code 30096 take advantage of these free spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce the free-roaming cat population in Duluth."

Planned PEThood is also having a kickoff party for the 30096 Project, and they invite anyone interested in helping cats in their neighborhood to attend. It's scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Planned PEThood in Duluth.

Planned PEThood is a 501(c)3 organization that relies on grant funding and donations to offer free to low-cost sterilization services for pet owners in the community.

Residents living in 30096 can call 678 561-3491 with any questions regarding catching and sterilizing feral and free-roaming cats.

Homebuilder donates to local school

ATLANTA -- From Thursday through Aug. 19, for every home sold in one of Lennar's Atlanta-area communities, the builder will donate $1,000 to that community's elementary school.

The offer includes Trey Vista Gwinnett County, where one home remains for sale.

Back to school fashion show scheduled

LAWRENCEVILLE -- During Georgia's tax-free shopping weekend, back to school shoppers can visit Discover Mills' fashion show featuring Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Off Broadway Shoes, Nike Factory Store, Sun and Ski Sports, Charlotte Russe, Skechers, Stride Rite Outlet, Gymboree Outlet and Levi's Outlet.

The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, will also feature live entertainment from noon to 5 p.m. The fashion show is from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Discover Mills Food Court, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.

For more information, visit www.discovermills.com or www.facebook.com/discovermills.

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