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ADOPT A PET: Meet Pocaroo

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pocaroo

ATLANTA – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a “companion” for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Pocaroo, is a five- month-old Retriever/Lab mix, and she's available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. Currently, she’s classified as a small dog however an average Labrador Retriever can grow to be, as much as, 130 pounds. She’s black, all over, with a white marking on her chest.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

ATLANTA -- 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 Atlanta area can take their furry children to the Henry Jones Dog Park in Brook Run Park for some off-leash exercise. This fully wooded park in Dunwoody is four acres large however; it doesn’t have a water fountain. Dogs can drink from a community water bucket which is provided by the park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat Found By H4WP

Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat Found By H4WP

ATLANTA – (Fourth Ward Alliance) Andrew Malone found, the cat in the photograph above, in the basement of an unoccupied house located at 687 Angier Ave NE, 30308. The cat is a female, tortoise shell tabby with black and orange, approximately 8 years old and spayed. She is very sweet and friendly and clearly was someone’s cat at some point, or is perhaps missing and someone is looking for her, now. The cat is not chipped.

Andrew Malone can be reached at 404-246-3265 or amalone@remax.net. Please contact Andrew if you know this cat so he can get her, back, to her rightful owner.