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Humane Society to hold festival in Cartersville

Humane Society to hold festival in Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The Etowah Valley Humane Society will host a festival for humans and pets alike this weekend.

The BowWow Meow Family Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cartersville Civic Center.

Activities will include pet adoptions, vendors, speakers, performances, trivia and a raffle. Alisha's Kitchen will provide a barbeque lunch.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Visit visitcartersvillega.org for more information.

The Cartersville Civic Center is located at 435 West Main Street.

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Expert Pet Finder Offers Tips to Locate Lost Animals Faster, Gets Tails Wagging

Expert Pet Finder Offers Tips to Locate Lost Animals Faster, Gets Tails Wagging

ATLANTA -- Have you ever lost a pet? Panic sets in and emotions run high. What to do? First, get calm. Then, take immediate action and follow the tips from lost animal expert Tim Link of Wagging Tales. As a full-time animal expert, Tim has worked with thousands of domesticated animals and their human companions, and he has quickly become the foremost expert in finding missing animals. Tim’s most popular service: finding lost pets — mostly beloved cats and dogs.