Pet Picks

Athena is a 2-year-old red and rust Doberman who weighs 57 pounds. This beauty came to us from an outlying animal control facility where she was picked up as a stray and never reclaimed by her owner. Athena is a very sweet and active girl. She is still learning to be a house dog and it is apparent that she has never been walked on a leash.  She will need to go to a home with an experienced dog owner that can help her become a well-trained and well-rounded companion. She has really come around since she first arrived and seems to be happy. But she still is looking for a more permanent arrangement.

Mia is a sweet-tempered, 1-year-old Calico. She was found by a kind citizen who did everything in their power to find her owner. After weeks and weeks of posting signs and ads, no owner came forward and Mia made a trip to APR. Mia is truly a sweet girl who is affectionate and playful. She loves scratches on her head. She is also a vocal girl and enjoys having conversations with her humans. Mia will make a wonderful feline companion for most any home.

Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to   4p.m. and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.. For more information about Atlanta Pet Rescue or how to adopt Athena, Mia or any of the shelter’s 80-plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit www.atlantapetrescue.org.

Pet Briefs

PAWS Atlanta’s Prevent-A-Litter Campaign is Wednesday, March 3. The nonprofit will spay or neuter your cat for free with the purchase of a $15 rabies shot or proof of rabies vaccination. Call (770) 593-1155 to schedule and appointment as space is limited. www.pawsatlanta.org.

The B-52’s Fred Schneider hosts the Spring Thang Bingo Dance Party to support Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) Atlanta and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon on Friday, March 5, 7-11 p.m. at The Gold Room on Piedmont Road. Tickets range from $20 to $75. www.palsatlanta.org.

Another PALS Atlanta fundraiser, Pumps for Pets, is Saturday, March 27, from 5-8 p.m. at The Jungle club. This pageant-themed event will feature appearances by Laura Stone (Miss Atlanta 2010), Rachel Grimsley (Miss Atlanta’s OT 2010), Emily Cook (Miss Georgia 2009) and more. For tickets and information, visit www.palsatlanta.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.