Homeward Bound Pet Of The Week: Katie!

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Meet Katie, a 6 ½-year-old terrier mix who was adopted from HBPR 3 years ago.  It appears that her owners turned her out and let her fend for herself.  Katie and 2 other dogs relied on the kindness of strangers until animal control was called.  She is chipped, so they traced her back to us.  Katie is now safe with HBPR until we find her a real forever home.  Katie is around 33 lbs., house trained, well mannered, does not expect much, and is grateful for everything.  Sound like your kind of girl?

Apply online:  www.hbpr.org   We are located between Ellijay and Blue Ridge, GA.

Homeward Bound Pet Of The Week: Twix

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Meet Twix, a 3 year old mix breed, who is shy at first but then wants to dazzle you with his figure 8 zoomies and plays hide and go seek in our fenced agility pen.  He will chase a ball but is not quite sure what do  with it once he has it. Twix appears to be ok with other dogs; cats are an unknown.  He is going to be a good dog for someone who can give him the love and confidence he needs.

Apply online:  www.hbpr.org   We are located between Ellijay and Blue Ridge, GA.

Pet Of The Week! Tully

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This Week we are joined by Tully. Tully is a roughly 6 months old lab mix. Tully Would make a great family dog, and would be especially great with kids. He is extremely gentle and would make a lovely addition to any home. If you’re interested in Tully or an of the other animals at the Humane Society contact them today!

 

 

Homeward Bound Pet Of The Week: Lollipop

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The first thing you will notice about Lollipop is her beautiful fawn color coat and how it glistens in a sunbeam.  When Lollipop came to us a month ago, she had just given birth, had a mammary tumor and is heartworm positive.  She has now had her surgeries and is feeling much 

better.  She enjoys exercising in a fenced area and will show off her figure 8 zoomies.  HBPR will continue to pay for her HW treatment even after adoption.

Apply online:  www.hbpr.org   We are located between Ellijay and Blue Ridge, GA.

Pet Of The Week! Pugsley

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Ask Alex : Passions and Causes

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Hey Alex!

I was recently on Facebook and came across an article from a local news station about a man who was charged with animal cruelty. It made me mad to see, but what made me more mad were the comments under the article. So many people were calling for a harsh punishment and I couldn’t help but think why do these people not call for the same justice when it comes to child abuse!?! How can you value a dog’s life over a human life? I tried to express my opinion but got attacked. What is wrong with people? Am I just wrong in my thinking?

Sincerely,

Confused

 

Hey Confused!

There is nothing wrong with being passionate about an injustice taking place in the world, but there is something wrong with judging another person’s passion. 

I think that most people can agree on some universal wrongs. Most would agree that there is no justification for abuse of any kind, whether animal or human, and I think you expressed this in your letter. While you value human life more than that of an animal, your statement of “It made me mad to see” shows that you also feel animal abuse is wrong.

With that in mind, I would also bet that these same people who are passionate about animal rights would also stand beside you on cases of human abuse. They just might not be as vocal.

If we all shared the same passions, the world would be way off balance. We would have areas of society reaching perfection while everything else falls apart. Let people have their passions. Let them fight for a greater good that most can agree on. You have to tackle a problem from all sides, so let them battle their battle and you battle yours. And show your support when it is something you can agree needs to be changed, whether it is your passion or not.

Sincerely,

Alex

 

 

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Pet Of The Week! TinkerBell

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This week’s star of the show is the lovely Tinkerbell! Tink is a roughly 13 week old puppy in need of a loving home. She has two siblings also located at the Humane Society Of Blue Ridge. Rena says she will most likely be a medium to large dog. Tink is currently up for foster to adopt as well as her two siblings. She is extremely sweet and ready to find her forever home. If you’re looking to adopt an animal check out the humane society and all of their furry friends!

 

Kids Animal Academy At North Georgia Wildlife Park

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North Georgia Wildlife Park is excited to announce the launch of Kids Animal Academy! This class will meet at the Wildlife Park on Thursdays, beginning October 8th. Kids in 1st-5th grades are invited, although if enough younger or older kids are interested, the park may open other classes. The class will be limited to 10 participants.

Kids will learn about a variety of animals, with a different animal(s) featured each week. This will be very hands-on for the participants and will include a wide assortment of both native and exotic animals. They will also learn valuable lessons about the importance of conservation issues. These classes will be led by professional animal educators from the Wildlife Park.

Kids can sign up for one-hour or two-hour classes. One-hour classes will meet 4:00pm-5:00pm or 5:00pm-6:00pm. Two-hour classes will meet 4:00pm-6:00pm. The topic will be same both hours, but the content will be different each hour. (The 4:00 class will begin the weekly topic/animal, and the 5:00 class will continue with more about that topic/animal.) One-hour classes cost $120/month for four classes/month, and two-hour classes cost $160/month for four classes/month.

A great way to learn more about Kids Animal Academy is to attend our “Animal Academy Open House” on Thursday, October 1, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Academy staff will do a short “demo” of what classes will include, plus answer all of your questions. You can make reservations for the Open House at https://www.northgeorgiazoo.com/kids-animal-academy.html

Pet Of The Week! Katrina

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A big girl, Katrina is about four years old according to Rena. At 67 pounds, she is one of our bigger Pets of the Week.

Rena says that she didn’t have a lot of human interaction when they got her, but the people of the Blue Ridge Humane Society have worked with her to make Katrina a good dog.

However, cats are still a problem as she doesn’t like them, so cat-friendly houses are probably not the best for her. In fact, Katrina wants to be the only dog or cat in the house so that she can be lazy and loving with you.

Very gentle and fine to hang outside, she is flexible in your day’s schedule as she likes laying on the couch. She also likes to alert you to anything unusual or strange sounds. Rena says she could be a good watchdog.

But mostly, Katrina wants a companion. And in turn she can become a perfect companion for you or your family as she needs a forever home and a family who can love her as much as she loves them.

You can schedule a time to meet with Katrina this week. So, start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with him, or schedule a meet and greet for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

 

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Pet of The Week! Bear

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This week, FYNTV says hello to Bear! A brand new Pet of the Week, Bear is between seven and eight weeks old, but much of his history and details are not so certain.

Bear may have honey in his heart, but his tale isn’t so sweet. Rena tells us that they are having to guess a lot with the dog as he was picked up from another county after being found in a garbage can. Despite the sad beginnings, Rena says that this is exactly why they are around. People should always find a humane society or animal shelter of some kind, never dump a pet like this.

Now, Bear lives at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge where he has found better conditions. Bear likes to sit in the cool of the shade, constantly avoiding the sun. He is still skittish against loud noises and needs a little more attention for training as most puppies do.

However, Bear likes cats!

We also have finally gotten BKP to get a cat. A long time Dog-enthusiast, even he is branching out to provide a better home for animals in the area.

You can schedule a time to meet with Bear this week. So, start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with him, or schedule a meet and greet for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

 

 

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Pet Of The Week – Happy!

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Seven puppies have come to the Blue Ridge Humane Society for adoption, but only Happy came to FYNTV today to be the Pet of the Week on our Friday show.

All seven puppies are named after the seven dwarves.

Happy, a female, along with her two brothers, Sneezy and Sleepy, are the only three left without pre-adoptions pending. Roughly 9-10 weeks old, the Pet of the Week segment is one of Happy’s first outings as she explores the world.

She is ready for her foster-to-adopt process to come home with you until the full process completes with spay. Rena said she is partly a Chihuahua mix, meaning she will not grow large.

You can start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with Happy or her brothers along with meet and greets for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

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Pet Of The Week: Nikko!

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This week, We are joined once again by Nikko. Nikko is a 3 year old bundle of love, energy, and strength. He needs to be the only dog in a family,but will love you enough for 3. He loves walks, car rides, and giving kisses. Nikko has been at the shelter too long make an appointment to see him today!

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Protect your family, pets and yourself against rabies

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GAINESVILLE, GA – Although the occurrence of rabies among humans has declined noticeably over the years, the disease continues among wild animals. Encounters between wild animals and domestic pets, including some that involve people, sometimes occur in our area. These incidents of exposure are common but can be prevented if residents take precautions to protect themselves and their pets.  People should always avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs, cats, and wild animals. This includes feeding or attempting to help an animal that appears injured. Maintaining current rabies vaccinations for your pets and keeping them away from wild animals is the best way to protect them.  If you feed your pets outside, pick up any uneaten food so wild animals, including feral cats, will not be attracted to your property. Feral cats, unlike stray domesticated cats, are born in the wild and should be treated as wild animals.  Do not attempt to capture or feed feral or stray cats. Leave them and other wild animals alone.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has rigid regulations that prohibit the keeping of wild and wild/domestic hybrid animals as pets. Some animals identified by these regulations are raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, and bats; which also are common carriers of rabies. More information is available about wild animals on the DNR website http://www.georgiawildlife.com.  If you see a wild animal acting strangely, avoid the animal and contact the DNR Ranger Hotline at 1-800-241-4113.

Rabies is a viral infection transmitted in the saliva of infected mammals. The virus enters the central nervous system of the host causing an inflammation of the brain that is almost always fatal. The most common virus carriers in the United States are raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, and bats. Wildlife remains the most likely potential source of infection for both humans and domestic animals in the United States. Rabies is transmitted only when the virus is introduced into bite wounds, open cuts in the skin, or onto mucous membranes, such as the eyes or mouth.  Rabies in humans can be prevented by eliminating exposures to rabid animals or by providing exposed persons prompt medical treatment. Post-exposure rabies treatment includes a series of vaccine injections.  The treatment can be costly; however, it is extremely important because rabies is almost always fatal without it.  Post-exposure vaccine can be found at all the major hospitals within District 2 and information about vaccine assistance programs can be obtained from your local Environmental Health Office.

Public health officials become involved in animal cases where exposure or potential exposure to rabies occurs. The role of public health is to ensure that domestic animals are vaccinated against rabies and to ensure the public is informed about rabies risks and the need to seek medical treatment.

There is no better time than now to ensure that all your pets are currently vaccinated.  For more information about rabies, ask your veterinarian, local health department or go to http://dph.georgia.gov/rabies.

World Rabies Day is September 28 for more information visit the CDC. Feature image from the CDC.

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue Pet of the Week – Lucky

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Frisbee, anyone? If you are looking for a Frisbee partner, Lucky is your kind of
guy!

He is also a good walker, couch potato and just a good dog to have as your best
friend. Lucky is 7 years old and 25 lbs. He is totally vetted and ready for his
forever home.

Lucky is located at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Blue Ridge. Please contact us
for an appointment. Apply online: www.hbpr.org

Pet Of The Week! Kevin

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This week we have Kevin! Kevin is 5 month old puppy with a huge heart. He is extremely gentle and would be your ride along companion. He is not aggressive and leash trained. Help Kevin find his forever home!

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue’s – Pets of the Week – A trio

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Meet the 3 amigos; Buddy, age 8 ½ , 14 lbs., Hannah and Jean Luc who are 5 ½ years old, 25 lbs.
brother and sister. The chiweenies’ mom passed away suddenly and they found themselves without a
place to go within the family. They are used to being in a fenced yard and have never been leash
trained. They still need booster shots, are spayed and neutered, and appear to be healthy little dogs.
Buddy, Hannah and Jean Luc are located at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA. Apply
online: www.hbpr.org

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