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1. Dogs need a job – Just like people, dogs need to be mentally challenged. Left to their own devices they can get into mischief. Many people give up on their pets because of behavior issues, when all they need is a little structured training.

2. Strengthen the bond – You got a dog because you wanted a friend. Training is the best way to strengthen that friendship and set the pack hierarchy. Even basic obedience can go along way with helping your pet feel confident and loved.

3. Socializes the dog and you – We all want a dog we can take into public, but not all dogs are comfortable outside the home. Obedience classes teach the dog what is expected and gives you and the dog confidence that you are OK in new environments.

4. It could save their life – Imagine this: The kids have left the door open. The dog is running in the front yard headed for a busy street. What would you give at that moment to be able to use a quick voice command to stop him?

5. It’s FUN! – Basic obedience classes can be fun. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can then go on to training that matches your pet. You can try Agility, Frisbee, Fly-ball, water training or even Doggy-Dancing. There is no limit to the fun you can have.

NO ADOPTIONS THIS WEEKEND!

It’s the 5th Saturday of the month, so the Volunteers get the weekend off. Saturday, June 6 we will be at PETsMART, Northpoint Mall.

Please contact us at CONTACTS if you are interested in adopting a pet.

ANTI-CHAINING MEETING!

COME SHOW SUPPORT FOR MAN’s BEST FRIEND!

On May 7th the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on changes to the animal ordinance. Changes will include definitions of adequate food, water and shelter (currently a turned over trash can or a tree is considered shelter). The most discussed change is in tethering or chaining. The new amendment allows a dog to be tethered for up to 3 hours at a time. It will make illegal the practice of chaining a dog out as a way of life.

16 counties in Georgia have already passed legislation limiting or banning chaining 24/7. These include Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Gainesville. They recognize it as both a humane issue for the animals as well as a public safety issue.

This is the public’s one chance to be heard on this important legislation. Please show your support for the animals in our community and make plans to be at the hearing on May 7th at 5:00pm. We need people in the seats wearing red to let the commissioners know who we are.

Forsyth County Administration Building
110 East Main Street
Cumming, GA 30040
770-781-2101

Click here to go to the Forsyth County Commissioners Website

The best way you can help is by showing up to the public hearing on May 7th wearing red. Even if you can’t make it, there are lots of ways you can help.

  • Come to the public hearing on May 7th
  • Making phone calls to those who have signed petitions
  • Write letters to commissioners
  • Donate money to the fencing fund

Your Best Friend cannot speak, so come to the meeting and represent him!

Please contact us today and let us know how you would like to help.

UH-OH..Beth went Shopping!

Beth worked with three local animal controls this week, and saved some great dogs.

Coming soon:

-A Chihuahua mix with 3 puppies.
-2 Schnauzers
-A Lapsa Apsa
-A Shitz Tzu
-2 Saint Bernard mix Puppies
-1 Goldie mix puppy
-2 Yellow Lab mixes
-A Collie/Basset mix (Looks like a Collie with short legs)

They will be available after they have been Vet checked, fixed and quarantined. Approximately 2 weeks.

Adoptions, Saturday Jan 24

Adoptions, Saturday, Jan 24, from 11:00am until 3:00pm at the PETsMART in Cumming. GA 400 exit 14 East, next to the Home Depot.

PETsMART
1020 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-513-1689

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS and request an application.

“Homes for the Holidays”

Adopt a homeless pet this Holiday Season and Santa’s Helpers will deliver them on Christmas day.

The Humane League of Lake Lanier is encouraging families to open up their hearts to a homeless pet this holiday season. Adopt a pet between Dec 13th and Dec 23rd and a volunteer will deliver the new family member to your home on Christmas day.

The Humane League does not support pets as a surprise gift outside of a family, and all the household’s adults should be involved in the adoption. The delivery area is limited.

“Homes for the Holidays” Adoption events are:

Saturday, Dec 13
10:00am to 3:00pm
PETsMART, Flowery Branch
I-985, Exit 12

Saturday Dec 20th
10:00am to 3:00pm
PETsMART, Alpharetta
Across from North Point Mall

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process.

Click here to request an application.

ADOPTIONS, Saturday Nov 1

Adoptions this Saturday, November 1, from 11am until 3pm at PETsMART across the street from NorthPoint Mall. East of GA 400 between exit 8 and 9.

PETsMART
6370 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-343-8511

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS on the left column of this page and request an application.

Guess The Puppy’s Name Fundraiser

Our September fundraiser was a resounding success. We were raffling off a stuffed ‘breathing’ puppy. The participants could take a chance at winning the puppy by guessing what its name was. The puppy’s name was in an envelope and was opened after all 100 names had been chosen. Each guess of the puppy’s name was $5.00 resulting in $500.00 worth of revenue to help with extra expenses and a lucky person won “Quinn” the stuffed breathing puppy.

Win a Puppy!!

Humane League of Lake Lanier
September Fundraiser

Breathing Puppy

Win This Breathing Puppy!!

· Choose a name for the puppy from the list at any of the adoption events held in September. $5 per name guessed.

· When all of the 100 names have been selected, we will open the envelope to reveal the puppy’s name.

· We will contact the winner. The winning name will be posted on our website: www.lanierpets.com

Please help the Humane League of Lake Lanier pay the $1000’s of dollars we have recently spent for surgeries and medications on Wrigley and other rescues like him.

The Win the Puppy Fundraiser will be conducted at adoptions through the month of September or until all names are selected. The name is held in an envelope and will be opened at the end. The person who guessed correctly will be contacted to win the breathing puppy.

ADOPTIONS CANCELLED!

Adoptions, Saturday, September 27, from 11:00am until 3:00pm at the PETsMART in Cumming. GA 400 exit 14 East, next to the Home Depot.

PETsMART
1020 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-513-1689

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS and request an application.

Miss Muffin says Goodbye

byemuffinBy now, most of you know the story of Miss Muffin and the litter of Boxer puppies she saved with her nurturing, motherly love. She is a very special girl that won the hearts of all the volunteers in the program.

On the day Miss Muffin was adopted into her new family, she could not leave without checking on her foster Boxer puppy one last time. It was very hard to keep a dry eye as we watched her stand on her back legs to reach up and give Tyger a kiss. She was a true blessing to those pups and it was very hard to say Good-Bye.

Adopt-a-thon, Saturday May 3rd & Sunday May 4th

Adoptions this Saturday, May 3rd, from 11am until 3pm at PETsMART across the street from NorthPoint Mall.

PETsMART
6370 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-343-8511

Adoptions, Sunday May 4th, from Noon until 4pm at the PETsMART in Cumming. GA 400 exit 14 East, next to the Home Depot.

PETsMART
1020 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-513-1689

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS on the left column of this page and request an application.

Adoptions, Saturday April 26

Adoptions, Saturday, April 26, from 11:00am until 3:00pm at the PETsMART in Cumming. GA 400 exit 14 East, next to the Home Depot.

PETsMART
1020 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-513-1689

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS and request an application.

Adoptions, Saturday April 19th

Adoptions this Saturday, April 19th, from 11am until 3pm at PETsMART across the street from NorthPoint Mall.

PETsMART
6370 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-343-8511

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS on the left column of this page and request an application.

Rescue Momma Dog Saves Rescue Puppies

msmuffin_pupsWe received a phone call about 6 orphaned boxer mix pups. The mother was tragically killed as a driver of a car swerved to miss a 4-wheeler that shot into the road. The driver veered into the yard of the mother dog, hitting and killing her. She was survived by 6, 12-day-old pups. Many rescues were called, and the Humane League was able to help. The pups were taken in and were hand nursed around the clock. Now, you may think you have read this story before; however, the story does not end here.

We also received a phone call about a Bassett-mix dog that had lost her pups. She was taken into rescue, as well. She, now dubbed Ms. Muffin, was isolated and given time to heal.

Meanwhile, the boxer mix puppies, after their first week in rescue, took a turn for the worse. Everything they ate started coming back through their noses. It was so pitiful to watch as they struggled to eat and breathe. As one of the foster moms, I was up during the day and night, too. The littlest one was 28oz. and the biggest pup, within days, was almost as small. They were losing weight and nothing seemed to work. We spent many days at the vet, trying figure out what was wrong. We tried different drugs, different bottles, different formulas and countless hours trying to find something that would help them. Nothing seemed to make a difference. They still would try to eat and the same response. Gagging and choking as the food came right through their little noses.

Finally, on the longest and scariest night of all, I was spent and so were they. They were not getting the nurturing I am sure only a mother dog could give. The love and licking and cleaning. The snuggling and warmth. As I continued to try and slowly feed, feeling futile… what happened next can only be described as a miracle. I turned and, into the small crate used to house the pups, went Ms Muffin. Still having the desire to nurse (without milk at the time), she nuzzled and nursed and licked and cleaned. She had her babies after all.

The next day, we all made one final trip to the vet. The vet tried one last form of treatment. And with Ms Muffin’s help, the pups started to improve. Within 24 hours, these fragile little things were turning the corner. I can only believe this was not a mere coincidence. Ms. Muffin was sent to help. The pups are now almost eight-weeks-old, and you would never know they ever had a rough week in their little lives. And you will never convince Ms. Muffin that she is not the proud Momma of Boxers.

Below: Ms. Muffin volunteers to snuggle with her adoptive puppies.

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Adoptions, Saturday April 12th

Adoptions, Saturday, April 12th, from 11:00am until 3:00pm at the PETsMART in Cumming. GA 400 exit 14 East, next to the Home Depot.

PETsMART
1020 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-513-1689

Please contact us if there is a specific pet you are interested in. Not all pets go to the sidewalk adoptions every weekend.

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS and request an application.

Adoptions, Saturday April 5th

Adoptions this Saturday, April 5th, from 11am until 3pm at PETsMART across the street from NorthPoint Mall.

PETsMART
6370 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-343-8511

GET PRE-APPROVED! We highly recommend you get pre-approved for adoption before coming to the event. This will save you time and ease the adoption process. Go to our CONTACTS on the left column of this page and request an application.

Orphan Puppies don’t go hungry here!

boxer_handfed01Orphans no more!

Volunteers of the Humane League of Lake Lanier have been feeding these tiny bundles of joy every few hours day and night since the mother was tragically killed in her own yard. A driver swerved to miss a 4 wheeler entering the road and drove up in the yard of the dog, hitting her.

She left behind 6 two week old babies that needed immediate help. They have to be fed every couple of hours around the clock. Their weights and intake must be carefully monitored. Cuddle time with the surrogate mommy is essential too.

Most of our volunteers and foster parents work full-time jobs outside of their work with rescue. We appreciate the free time and sleep they sacrifice caring for the foster pups. We also appreciate volunteers who can care for the pups for 1-2 nights at a time as relief to the other foster homes.

If you would like to share in the joy of giving life a second chance to these deserving bundles of joy, please Contact Us.

We always have a pet needing your help or a foster home needing your assistance! If you can’t help with time, please consider a donation. Replacement nursing food is costly, and we think worth it!


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Thank you!

No Adoptions, Saturday March 29

March has five Saturdays in the month, and that means the volunteers get a weekend off. Adoptions are still available on-line. The next sidewalk adoption will be April 5th at the North Point PetSmart.

Nine Year Old’s Birthday Party Helps Animals

Nine Year Old’s Birthday Party Helps Animals

Many parents and kids struggle each year with themes for their birthday party. For Richelle Matarazzo, a third grader from Hillside Elementary in Roswell, there was no question what she wanted to do. She held a fundraiser for a local animal shelter.

Party guests were invited to a sidewalk pet adoption held by the Humane League of Lake Lanier. Richelle had to limit the amount of friends she could invite, and instructed them that any gifts should be for the animals. With help from her mother Cathryn and sister Genna, Richelle’s party held a bake sale and for 3 hours peddled homemade cookies, brownies and muffins. They raised over $300 for the shelter.

It was all Richelle’s initiative to do something to help animals, said Cathryn, it was her idea to ask friends to bring baked goods or donations instead of gifts. All the party guests enjoyed the unique celebration, especially helping out with the dogs and cats. And what did the 9-year-old birthday girl who didn’t get any presents think? Best party ever! exclaimed Richelle, who’s only regret is she did not go home with an adopted puppy.

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