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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 Home Delivery Instant Rebates for Flea/Tick and Heartworm medications

Unfortunately, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes don’t miraculously disappear during quarantine. Warmer weather and increased outside activities can increase these pests on your beloved pets, but we can help.

Home delivery of your pet’s preventative medications is a great way for you to get vital pet products during social distancing. Right now, Planned PEThood’s online pharmacy is offering NEW Home Delivery Instant Rebates on a variety of Flea/Tick and Heartworm products. Visit our online pharmacy now. Many of these products require that you have been seen at our clinic in the past year, however you can purchase products like Advantage on our pharmacy page without ever being a client. 

 E-mail info@PEThoodGA.org if you have any questions.        

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COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020

UPDATED COVID-19 RESPONSE: March 23,2020

All appointments for owned pets for March 24 through April 2 will be CANCELED out of an abundance of caution for our clients and staff.

Our facility will be closed for cleaning on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will re-open on Thursday 3/26 to provide surgeries for feral/community cats only. We know that Georgia shelters will be overwhelmed with unwanted kittens at the worst possible time if we can’t continue to sterilize community cats, so we want to provide the option for this critical population for as long as possible. We encourage trappers to continue trapping for surgery on Thursday 3/26. If you plan to bring more than 2 cats, please call to make sure we will have room for them. Cats may be dropped off between 7:30-8:30 Thursday morning, and must be picked up by end of day (boarding will not be available). Call 678-561-3491 with any questions or e-mail us at info@PEThoodGA.org.

 

Our lobby remains closed to the public, as recommended by the CDC. This is a fluid situation, and we will continue to provide updates. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

 

Our spay/neuter clinic and vaccination clinics bring in most of the revenue that supports our rescue efforts, community cat program, and other initiatives. Closing to the public will put a serious strain on our ability to continue these programs, and to protect our dedicated staff members, during this crisis. Please consider making a special gift to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund today.


We WILL figure this out together. Cats and dogs across Georgia are depending on us to ensure their health and security. It takes a community of caring individuals to make an impact, and we thank you for being a part of our community. 

 

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Planned PEThood’s Coronavirus Playlist

Our spay/neuter clinic is open, and we are ready to see your pets. We have taken every precaution possible to ensure you and your pet’s health and safety. Call 678-561-3491 or email info@PEThoodGA.org with questions. We have appointments available next week. 

While following our new policies, our team is rocking out to our COVID-19 Playlist. Make sure to watch the drum solo at the end. What songs do you think should be in the playlist? So far we have:

  • Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police
  • I’m Still Standing – Elton John
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees 
  • In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins 
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • Hot Blooded – Foreigner

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Top Dog Honors

Planned PEThood of Georgia participated in the Southeastern Railway Museum‘s Festival of Trees this holiday season.

After all the votes were tabulated, our cat and dog tree won the top spot in the competition! A big thanks to our tree sponsor Shepherd Animal Hospital and our creative volunteer, Patti, for their help and support.  

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