How much are you willing to spend on your pets? SB’s four-legged friend is under the weather these days, but we’ve told the vet to do whatever needs to be done. If you see me rattling a tin can some day soon, you’ll know it’s for a good cause: my very ungrateful and demanding 22-pound cat.
Anyway, with Yeller on the mend we figured it’s a good time to talk about pet charities.
The Atlanta Humane Society’s annual Pet Parade drew tons of attendees, furry and otherwise, for the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Presiding with panache was Grand Marshal Henry, a white standard poodle, adopted by Owen Halpern and Larry Pritchard. The parade wound through Candler Park to the tunes of “The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable” band, and recognized some active volunteers.
Lauren Evans was named top fundraiser under age 14, Jenna and John Sadlowski were named top fundraising team under age 14, the Intercontinental Hotel Group won top team honors, and individual adult honorees were Colleen Cruz, Rachel Quirke and Brenda Hignst.
Sponsors included VCA Animal Hospitals, the Intercontinental Hotel Group, The Brookwood luxury condominium homes, and Merial, The Walking Company, Isdell Family Foundation, dave.fm, The Sunday Paper, PetPoint, Vitamin Water, david and Southern Voice publications, Buckhead Midtown Vacuum, Kroger, Jabula Dog Academy, Sit Means Sit, Pit Stop, Seed & Feed, Candler Park, Southern Seasons magazine, Wag-A-Lot Midtown West, Lisa Gleim Fine Art Portraits, Chow Baby, and The Recycling Guy & His Dog.