GAB: 'Kitten Patch' adoption event is this weekend

‘Kitten Patch’ adoption event is this weekend

The Companion Animal Rescue League will celebrate the arrival of fall by holding a special-price “Kitten Patch” adoption event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Planned PEThood, 2860 Buford Hwy in Duluth. Cats, as well as dogs, will be up for adoption, and attendees can browse a selection of pet-themed merchandise offered to raise funds for the Companion Animal Rescue League’s homeless pets. For more informatioin on the event, call 770-217-3699 or email carl@mail2help.com.

Kroger customers donate to ‘Kick Childhood Cancer’

Kroger customers and associates around metro Atlanta donated more than $65,200 to the Aflac Childhood Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta during a one-week fundraiser.

As part of its new “Kicking Childhood Cancer” program — and in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — Kroger partnered with University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson and IMG College to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

From Sept. 15 through 21, Kroger customers made donations and showed support for their favorite teams by purchasing $1 UGA or Georgia Tech football icons at checkout.

“Each year childhood cancer kills more children than any other disease,” Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, said in a news release. “We are incredibly grateful for our loyal customers and their support in helping make a difference in the lives of so many children.”

Pet vaccination clinic to benefit Georgia SPCA

The Georgia SPCA is hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Camp Woof at 4590 Buford Highway in Norcross.

All proceeds will benefit the SPCA, which is located in Suwanee, and is a nonprofit pet rescue organization.

Rabies shots and distemper shots for both cats and dogs are $10, and Bordetella shots for dogs are also $10. Heartworm tests for dogs are $25, and microchipping is also $25. Nail clipping is also available for $10.

All dogs should be on a leash and all cats in carriers, and no appointments are needed. For more information, call 678-765-2726.

Braselton announces photo contest winners

Winners of the Braselton Downtown Development Authority’s first-ever photo contest have been chosen.

Winning first place in the competition was Morgan Lytle of Hoschton, who captured an image of the historic Braselton school bell on the lawn of the Town Hall.

“It was early morning with light through the trees which produced a warm, inviting image,” Lytle said. Her prize is a complimentary stay at Chateau Elan.

Second- and third-place honors were presented to Lynn Tillett of Jefferson won second and third place honors, and Tillett won a dinner at Café Elan and a round of golf.

A “viewer’s choice” prize went to Bryan Nowak, who captured the iconic, aging barns dutifully presided over by the former farm’s bell. The viewer’s choice selection was made via the Downtown Braselton Facebook page.

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