Atlanta, GAeastcobbnews.com

Chattahoochee Nature Center to hold 43rd Possum Trot 10K

An Atlanta tradition for 43 years, the Possum Trot 10K has allowed runners to take part in a great race along the beautiful banks of the Chattahoochee River while helping save animals and fund environmental education at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC). This year, the runners had the option to select an in-person or virtual race. The in-person race begins at 7 a.m. on June 19.
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Forsyth County, GACBS 46

K9 leads drug bust in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) — The Forsyth County Police department uncovered several drugs from a vehicle with the help of their K9 Ivo. Early Thursday morning on McFarland Parkway, a Forsyth County Deputy pulled over 28-year old Misty Slaton after witnessing an improper turn. The deputy says he then noticed some inconsistencies in Ms. Slaton's behavior.
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Smyrna officer rescues kitten from underside of SUV

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Why some urge adopters to give older pets a second chance at life

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Conyers, GArockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Conyers Police K9 Wick receives body armor

CONYERS - K9 Wick of the Conyers Police Department, handled by Officer Brandon DeCosse, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Wick’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always."
Atlanta, GAfox5atlanta.com

Live animals headline summer exhibits at Fernbank

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Conyers, GAOn Common Ground News

Conyers Police Department’s K9 Wick receives donation of body armor

CONYERS, GA—Conyers Police Department’s K9 Wick, handled by Officer Brandon DeCosse, has received a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Wick’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love- Trained to Serve- Loyal Always.”. Vested Interest...