On April 12, 2017, an electrical fire broke out at the Gordon County Animal Shelter. Residents and firefighters rushed to the scene to help save as many four-legged friends as possible.
After all was said and done, 20 dogs were rescued, three dogs ran away and sadly, two cats didn’t survive. Gordon County, already hit hard by stray animals, suddenly had nowhere for homeless pets to go.
Enter Gail Pearce, a local rescue worker who has been steadily transporting animals to the Homeless Pets Foundation since the fire. The foundation is located in Marietta and ran by veterinarian Michael Good. Since the fire, Good has taken in over 200 stray pets. And they all need a home.
Luckily, we live in a community that knows how to come together in the face of disaster.
When Keller Williams’ realtor Janice Overbeck ( a client of Goods) heard of the need, she swooped in to help. On August 19th, Overbeck is having an adoption event at her office that will bring sweet pets into the arms of loving families.
What: Pet Adoption Day
When: August 19th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team, Keller Williams, 2249 Roswell Road in Marietta.
Can’t make the event but still want to help? Visit homelesspets.com for ways to donate or to find a cute little pet to adopt!