Homeward Bound Pet Of The Week: Hendrick

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Meet Hendrick, a 32 lb., 5-year-old Boston mix, who was surrendered to animal
control when his owner passed away. Hendrick is a playful little guy who enjoys a leisurely walk in the woods where he can sniff all things wonderful!

When given the opportunity in a fenced area, he will entertain you with zoomies until he can’t
run any longer and then will let you know it’s time to leave. He gets along well
with other dogs and has only shown curiosity with cats! He did well as our Pet of
the Week at The Cartecay Brewing Company meeting everyone with a smile!
Apply online: www.hbpr.org

Homeward Bound, Jack

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Meet Jack, a 14 year old Jack Russell terrier with the heart and mind of a pup half his age.  This little guy weighs 17 ½ lbs.  Jack is good on a leash; house trained; and at this time, is confused as to why he is in a kennel.  He was in a home where he was loved his whole life but his dad passed away and the family didn’t want him.  Jack’s adoption fee is $90.  He is current on all vaccinations and neutered.

Jack is located at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA.

Apply online:  www.hbpr.org

 

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, Layla

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What you will notice first about Layla is her dazzling smile! Then you really take
notice of her beautiful brindle coat and top that with a sweet personality. Layla is
a 35 lb., active 6 + year old terrier mix. She loves to play; snuggle; take leash
walks and enjoys being co-pilot in the car! Sound like your kind of girl?

Layla is located at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA.

Apply online: www.hbpr.org

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.

If you’re enjoying the Sunday Edition, then consider becoming a contributor with your own articles. If you have an article that needs highlighting send it to lonnie@fetchyournews.com to become a part of our growing community of feature news.

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! Ariel

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This week we are joined by the playful, social Ariel! Ariel is about 9-10 months old and was returned for chewing. Ariel is a social loving dog looking for her 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.

Pet Of The Week! Kevin

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

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 – Pet of the Week -Lil Bit

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Meet Lil Bit, a senior pooch who ended up in a shelter through no fault of his own. This charming little
guy will put a smile on your face whenever he sees you! He loves to walk on a leash, snuggle next to you
and play fetch with a tennis ball. He is around 9 years old; 27 lbs.

Lil Bit is located at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA. Apply online: www.hbpr.org

North Georgia Senior Living: Community Cat!

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This week Jessie Barton discusses the newest member of Cameron Hall, Hunter Binks the community cat. They also touch on the other creatures coming to visit the residents.

Sponsored by Cameron Hall in Ellijay, you can follow more of North Georgia Senior Living through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet Of The Week! Katrina

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This Week we have Katrina on the show. Katrina is a three-year-old rescue. She’s extremely calm and sweet. She isn’t a fan of puppies or cats, some adult dogs would be okay. Help us Find Katrina her 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 Pet of the Week – Simon

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Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, Inc’s mission is to find safe, loving homes for unwanted pets in
the North Georgia area. Homeward Bound has re-homed over 7000 pets since 2000. We are a
100% non-profit, no-kill organization that is completely run by volunteers and depend on
donations, grants, Paws and Claws Thrift Store and fundraising events during the year.

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, Inc.

P.O. Box 792
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-698-HOME (4663)
Apply on line: www.hbpr.org
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Meet Simon, a boxer mix who is approximately 5 months old. This young guy was found as a
stray and nobody claimed him. Their loss but what a treasure for some other lucky family. He
is already 30 lbs. so anticipate him being a big boy. He is gentle, loving and eager to please. He
wags his tail at all dogs and we have yet to hear him bark in the 4 days that we’ve had him.
We’d also love to tell you about volunteering, fostering and adoption opportunities.

Homeward Bound pets are up to date on vaccinations, treated month for fleas, ticks and heartworms,
spayed or neutered and are ready for adoption unless specified otherwise.
We are available by appointment for a “meet and greet”. The address is: 215 Wishon Drive,
Blue Ridge, GA (off Maxwell Road). We do recommend bringing everyone who will be involved
with the new pet; especially your dog(s).

Thank you for your support! We couldn’t survive without the help from our friends!

Pet of the Week – The “H” kittens

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When BKP is away, the kittens will play… with RICK! This feline Pet of the Week episode features Rena returning with our first feline feature on the show. What makes cats different and good for time stretched owners? Rena breaks down the kittens for adoption and shows you how to get your own from the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

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.

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