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$10,000 Gifted In Honor of 10,000th Surgery

We have a HUGE announcement and accomplishment to share! Last month, the Planned PEThood surgery team helped talented veterinarian, Dr. Murphy, perform her 10,000th surgery at Planned PEThood of Georgia. In honor of the incredible accomplishment, Fix Georgia Pets and Georgia Pet Foundation generously donated $10,000 to help our spay/neuter efforts as we continue our mission to help Georgia’s pets. 

Planned PEThood’s surgery team makes an incredible, positive impact on the pet overpopulation crisis. Across Georgia, thousands of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters each year and are killed for lack of space and existing homes. This puts an immense burden on animal shelters, who work tirelessly to provide care for way too many unwanted animals. Pet overpopulation is not just a shelter problem, it’s a community problem, typically caused by uncontrolled breeding. Fortunately, there is a simple solution – please make sure that all of your pets and those of family and friends are spayed or neutered. Planned PEThood offers affordable, accessible spay/neuter services to help make it happen.

In addition to our extensive spay/neuter efforts for pet owners, Planned PEThood continues to make a tremendous impact on animals in rural shelters and communities across Georgia. Our unique Go Fix Georgia program is dedicated to improving spay/neuter access to rural animal shelters and underserved communities across Georgia. Each week, animals from various rural animal shelters travel to Planned PEThood’s Duluth clinic, where our veterinary team performs spay/neuter surgeries and, on occasion, emergency procedures, before safely transporting these animals to their shelters where they await their forever homes. While these rural counties do not have access to affordable veterinary care options, Planned PEThood of Georgia is here to help. 

The generous gift from Fix Georgia Pets and Georgia Pet Foundation will help Planned PEThood continue to provide low-cost, affordable spay/neuter services to pet owners and these rural shelters. Fix Georgia Pets strives to provide strategic grants and solutions for spay/neuter programs to help end pet overpopulation and stop the euthanasia of healthy animals in Georgia. Georgia Pet Foundation is committed to making Georgia a no-kill state. To accomplish this goal, we must end pet overpopulation. The most effective means of doing so is providing widespread low-cost, statewide spay/neuter programs. Georgia Pet Foundation is the sponsor organization for the Spay Neuter license plate and uses these funds for spay/neuter grants. By purchasing a Georgia Pet Foundation License plate, you help fund free and low-cost spay and neuter programs across the state. Learn how to purchase a Georgia Pet Foundation License Plate and help save lives today.

Learn more about Fix Georgia Pets and Georgia Pet Foundation.

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Fix Georgia Pets and Georgia Pet Foundation for their amazing gift. Their generous donation will help save lives and keep pets with their families.

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PEThood Thrift News

It’s with deep sadness that we have some news to share. After 3 years, our PEThood Thrift Store is coming to an end. 

We are so grateful and thankful for all of the donors, shoppers, and volunteers who worked so hard to make this store a success. It has been a fun ride, and it’s not quite over yet! The store will be closing in late December. 

As of Nov. 1, we will ONLY be accepting donations of pet items and supplies. Please direct your donations to Wellspring Living in Duluth, Second Life Atlanta, or Furkids to help your community. 

The entire store will be 25% off beginning Saturday, Oct. 28 and each week the sales will increase. Make sure to stop in and grab what you can to support animals. Let’s make our final two months our biggest and best! 

Our eBay account, @ppog2860, will still be active and selling items throughout the year, and come January we plan to open a new and used pet supplies shop. Keep following our PEThood thrift page for updates. 

Thank you all! 

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Time to SHOP 🍷🍫📚

We have all your holiday shopping must-haves right here.

Wine ✅ Chocolate ✅ Children’s Books ✅ Holiday Décor ✅ 

Planned PEThood Merchandise✅ 

Even better, a portion of every sale below helps cats and dogs in need! Put your dollars to good use and make purchases that benefit animals today.

Rescue Dog Wines

Rescue Dog Wines donates 50% of their proceeds to animal welfare efforts year-round. Not only are they doing good, but their wine tastes AMAZING, too! 

Until the end of the year, Rescue Dog Wines is offering Planned PEThood supporters 10% off their purchase. Plus, a portion of the sale will be donated to help our animals!

Use code: PPHOOD22 

Give thanks while giving back this holiday season! Purchase 12+ bottles of wine and shipping is free.

Bottles range from $20-$38

See’s Candies

Since 1921, See’s candies and chocolates have been made from scratch in their own candy kitchens. Using fresh ingredients, time-honored recipes and techniques, their Candy Makers truly make magic happen in the kitchen!

Fun Fact: See’s Candy Kitchen was the location of the iconic ‘I Love Lucy’ candy factory episode. 

Candies range from $11-$53

Abby the Crabby Tabby

Join Abby, the always-crabby tabby, on a journey of discovery as she learns that happiness isn’t something that happens to her, but is something she can create within.

This book is a wonderful gift for Thanksgiving or any holiday. With a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, it is a hit with young readers and cat lovers alike.

Paperback $10.99

Hardback $16.99

Lynch Creek Farm

Decorate your home or find unique gifts. Wreaths, centerpieces, garland, décor, and table top trees are all available with free ground shipping.

 

Planned PEThood Merchandise

We often hear giggles and snickers when we are out in public. It always takes a moment to realize why, but once you do – it sparks fun conversation!

Order winter wear featuring our favorite saying, “Neuter Your Pets! (And Your Weird Friends and Relatives!)” on the back.

These make great gifts!

Items Range from $25-$40.

Shop on Amazon

We know you do it already. The boxes are probably at your front door right now, we won’t judge! Just make sure your Amazon Smile is enabled within your app and a portion of your sales will be donated to Planned PEThood of GA. Last quarter we received $684 from AmazonSmile!

Grocery Shop

You can donate to Planned PEThood every time you buy groceries at Kroger! Just designate Planned PEThood as your Kroger Community Rewards Charity, and each time you swipe your card Planned PEThood will receive a donation. Last quarter we received $429 from Kroger!

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Kitten Rescued From Storm Drain

Early in September, a teacher from River Trail Middle School heard the cries of a kitty coming from a storm drain. The little kitten had no way to get out on its own and was stuck all by herself for days. The teacher reached out to the local fire department for help, but unfortunately, they had no success in a rescue. That is when she reached out to Planned PEThood desperately asking for help. She wanted advice on how she could rescue the stuck little girl. We told our Feral Cat Services Manager, Amy, and she rushed off to help the poor kitten. With some teamwork, Amy and the teacher were able to rescue the 4-week-old kitten. The kitten was a little dirty, but thankfully she was safe. The teacher was so attached to the kitten that she decided to bring her home and welcome her into her family. 

Weeks later, this sweet kitty is living with the teacher who reached out for help. She has three Planned PEThood rescue cats of her own, so this new kitten will fit right in. It’s messy work, climbing into the storm drain, but Amy was more than happy to do it in order to get this kitten a chance at finding a loving, furrever home.

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Cage Expansion and Community Outreach Project : Matching Donation Challenge Issued

Earlier this week our team went LIVE for a virtual tour around our clinic. We wanted to give you a special opportunity to peek behind the curtain and show you how we put your generous gifts to use each day. We also wanted to share with you how COVID-19 has affected and changed our operations. We hope you will take the time to check out the video. There are a few special and adorable guests throughout the video you won’t want to miss. 

During the video we also made an exciting announcement! A generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to make a $5,000 gift to Planned PEThood of GA if we can raise the matching funds dollar for dollar by midnight on Giving Tuesday (May 5). Challenge accepted! This is a rare opportunity for your donations to be doubled immediatelyPlease consider a gift of at least $15 this evening which will immediately turn into $30. 

Under normal circumstances, our spay/neuter clinic performs 50-75 surgeries on cats and dogs each day, and our kennel and cages are filled with patients awaiting surgery.  Sadly, our clinic and most others in our area have been closed for the past 4-6 weeks, and at the worst possible time – kitten season. We expect to see a HUGE cat population BOOM in the next few months and the need for help will only grow. 

So, as we dip our toes back in the water and begin opening up again for prearranged appointments, we have decided to utilize this special matching gift in two ways with our Clinic Cage Expansion & Community Outreach Project. Once raised, the $10,000 will allow us to purchase additional cage space in our surgery preparation area. This new section of cages will allow our team the ability to safely monitor and perform surgery on additional cats and small dogs each day.  

We also know that as the need for our services will grow, so will the need for financial assistance. That is why $5,000 of the money raised will be put toward community veterinary assistance. Maybe someone rescued a pregnant cat and now is struggling to care for the new family, or maybe a dog needs an urgent spay surgery but the owner is out of work. These funds will allow our staff the ability to say, “Yes, we can help and we can even cover the cost.”  The more we raise, the more we can help. Help us reach our $5,000 goal with a donation of any size right now.  

DOUBLE YOUR GIFT NOW

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New Grant Helps Lawrenceville Residents

Planned PEThood of Georgia has received a $5,000 grant from the Georgia Pet Foundation to assist residents in Lawrencveville, GA with spay/neuter. Lawrenceville is among the highest areas of stray animal calls to Gwinnett County Animal Welfare. Together, we want to make a real difference in this community by spaying and neutering 70 animals at no charge through this program.

The Georgia Pet Foundation is funded by the sale of special license plates at your county tag office. Their mission is to end pet overpopulation in Georgia through low-cost statewide spay/neuter programs. 

If you are a Lawrenceville resident and need assistance spaying/neutering your personal pets please call 678-561-3491 and speak to a receptionist about this grant. Spay/Neuter surgeries for this grant will be held on Spay Day USA Tuesday, February 25th only and do have have special criteria you must meet. Thank you Georgia Pet Foundation for your support and efforts!

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Meet Clover, A VERY Lucky Kitten

We have an amazing rescue journey to share with you, come take the heart-warming ride with us. Make sure to watch the video below to see the full story in action.

Clover’s story began in a small rural shelter, where he was taken after suffering a horrific injury. Something or someone had sliced or burned the skin from his back, literally head to tail. This shelter, with no veterinary resources — without even A/C for the hot southern summer — was unable to help him. Can you imagine what would have happened to Clover without your help?

Thankfully, he had friends like you to rely on and provide him the help he so desperately needed. Today, he is safe, his wounds treated and his heart filled with love. Clover’s story has a happy ending, because he had friends like you to count on during the most difficult part of his young life. 

Every day, your support makes stories like Clover’s possible. That is why we need your help now more than ever. Your gift today can save a pet from a life of pain – and open a world of experiences and love. By contributing just $25, we’ll be able to provide antibiotics to a dog or cat for a week, and with an additional $25 gift we can make sure that same animal receives the proper vaccinations, too. 

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $25, 
$50, or whatever you can afford to help save animals like Clover?

DONATE NOW

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