Cobb County Animal Services sent the following announcement of an event held each Monday where you can adopt a cat or kitten, dog or puppy, at no cost beyond getting a license:
“The holiday season is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to get take home your forever best friend! Each Monday from 11 am to 3 pm, Cobb County Animal Services has a free adoption event in their parking lot at 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta 30008. All the pets featured in the adoption trailer are free! You don’t have to be a Cobb County resident to adopt. All we need is a license & a willingness to open your heart and home to a homeless pet. We have cats & kittens, dogs & puppies on the trailer ready for their forever home! Visit us at CobbCounty.org/pets, call 770-499-4136 or follow us on Facebook & Instagram for more information.”
About Cobb County Animal Services
Cobb County Animal Services is part of the county’s Department of Public Safety.
The unit was created in 1971, and is currently under the leadership of Division Director Shana Luke.
According to the Cobb County Animal Services website:
The mission of the Cobb County Animal Services Unit is to enforce state laws and county ordinances pertaining to animal control and management; educate the community on responsible pet ownership and wildlife care and provide housing and care for homeless animals, while coordinating their adoptions when possible and humane euthanization when adoptions are not possible.
The shelter is directed by Jake Arnold, the Kennel Operations Manager, and two kennel supervisors.
The veterinary operation is directed by Dr. Amy Belew, and has two main functions: to spay and neuter a majority of the animals that are adopted from Cobb County Animal Services, and to treat sick or injured animals that are brought to the shelter.