This coming weekend Pet Buddies Food Pantry, Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue, LifeLine Animal Project, Dogs on Death Row and the Spay Neuter Coalition are joining forces in “Beat the Heat 2013” – a community outreach project to keep animals out of the Paulding County Animal Shelter.
This joint effort will provide Paulding County residents with free dog and cat vaccinations and pet food. Volunteers will also be on hand to schedule residents’ pets for free spay/neuter surgery on specific dates in the future at partnering spay/neuter clinics.
Last year’s “Beat the Heat” event held in June produced some amazing results - over 450 animals were signed up for free spay/neuter surgery, over 4,000 pounds of pet food was distributed and over 1,200 pets were vaccinated.
“Beat the Heat 2013” will be held on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows, 724 Paulding Meadows Drive, Dallas, Georgia 30132. All services and supplies are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Individuals must provide proof of Paulding County residency in order to receive services or supplies.
Here is some additional information on this event from the Pet Buddies Facebook page:
“Our goal this year is to help 1,000 pets that are in desperate need of spay/neuter, vaccines and pet food assistance. This project is by far the largest pet outreach project GA has ever seen. We are so proud to be a part of it and I know the new volunteers this year will be truly touched when they see the need for what we all are doing.
This outreach is a great chance to change the lives of pets in Paulding County and lessen the amount of animals turned into Paulding county animal control. This ultimately will result in less homeless pets and needless euthanasia. Please share this if you know someone in Paulding that needs help with their pets. If you would like to volunteer, it’s not too late to be a part of changing the lives of so many precious animals.”
Pet Buddies is also in need of pet food to distribute at the event. Click here for a list of drop off locations for pet food donations.
Go to the Pet Buddies website to find out more about their community outreach projects.