By Debra Bryant

Urban Pet Project’s mission is to decrease the number of homeless animals in the community through adoption, education programs, spay/neuter grants and collaboration with other established rescues.

With their facility now open at 720 14th Street in Midtown, there are dozens of dogs and cats looking for loving homes. The organization also helps those who are thinking of surrendering their pets to come up with other solutions, including temporary “re-homing.” Another part of the adoption outreach is pairing animals with military veterans.

In June, Urban Pet Project and The Rotary Club of Buckhead partnered with Companions for Heroes in an effort to pair our nation’s heroes with rescue pets. This partnership provides military veterans suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder no-cost adoption of companion dogs, one year of pet health insurance, a gift card for initial pet supplies and access to a trainer.

Cathy Roth, Urban Pet’s fundraising coordinator and an Air Force veteran says, “Urban Pet Project is honored to have this opportunity to place rescue animals in the homes of our country’s heroes.” 

Urban Pet Project will also be the beneficiary of two upcoming fundraiser events, including Pushups for Puppies on Saturday, Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m. at Condition Kettleball Gym and Music at the Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 10 p.m. at Stone Mountain Park. The line-up includes Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken, Roxie Watson and more.

For details about both fundraisers, adopting a pet and the services offers by Urban Pet Project, visit urbanpetproject.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.

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