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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the PTC can take their furry children to the Peachtree City Dog Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is located on McIntosh Trail. The park is a 3.5 acre area behind the BMX track. The park is fenced and surrounded by a forest. The park is located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

The brand new, Bark Park, in Hampton is a dog park with lots of clever attractions.

Henry County Animal Care & Control to Sponsor a Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Henry County Animal Care & Control to Sponsor a Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Stockbridge, GA-- (Submitted by Henry County)  Because he wasn’t current on his rabies shots, a beloved family dog is currently under quarantine after being attacked by a rabid fox in Stockbridge last week. Such tragic situations are easily preventable, and officials are urging residents to make sure their pets are current on rabies vaccinations. To make the vaccine more affordable, the department is sponsoring a low cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Henry County Animal Shelter. The vaccine will be offered on a first-come, first- served, walk-in basis for $10 each. Dr. Andrew McKnight with the Fairview Animal Hospital will be at the shelter administering rabies vaccines.

In addition to the Rabies Vaccination Clinic, there will also be a Microchip Clinic with Susan Safford, from the Henry County Humane Society, who will be administering AVID pre-registered micro chips. The cost for microchipping is $25.00.

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

Atlanta, GA--  PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has chosen Rapper and South Fulton resident as the new spokesperson for their campaign.  Waka Flocka is a well known Atlanta rapper and is supposedly an avid animal lover. 

The campaign boldly states "Ink, Not Mink" , with the rapper fully unclothed, tattoos covering his body, and 2 diamond chains covering his private area.

According to the PETA site, "Waka thinks that "[fur] is nasty!" and urges the hip-hop community to "understand what you buy." Animals who are killed for their fur, such as foxes, minks, rabbits—even dogs and cats—are bludgeoned, stomped, electrocuted, and often skinned alive."

Visit PETA's Websitefor behind the scenes video of the Waka photo shoot.

Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010: Group One ; VOTE NOW

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.

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