Add another loving member to your family this week, as Cobb Animal Control staff reduces adoption fees Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 30. All cats and dogs 2 years old and older can be adopted for $60. A bonded pair of cats, 2 years old and older, can be adopted for $75 for both cats (must be adopted together). The normal adoption fee is $115 for all animals.
All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and up-to-date vaccines. The Animal Shelter's hours of operation are: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information, call 770-499-4136.
For 15 years, Cobb County Government has been proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Georgia to help grant the wishes of ill children in our community. The 15th annual Cobb County 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning and ending at the Marietta Square. Through Monday, Sept. 7, registration fees are $20 for untimed 5K walk/run and $25 for timed 5K run. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Sept. 7. After Sept. 7, fees are $25 for untimed 5K walk/run and $35 for timed 5K run. Teams of 10 or more are $15 per person untimed and $20 timed. Children 6-12 years old are $10 and those 5 and younger are free.
Anyone who would like to support Make-A-Wish Georgia but will not be able to attend the race can register as a Phantom Runner for $20. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. All money raised will be used to help grant the wishes of Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year's race raised $28,000.
For more information, or to register online, visit cobbmakeawish5k.org.
The community is invited to a meeting 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, on the east Cobb phase of the Southwest Connector water main project. The meeting will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. The Southwest Connector project will replace more than six miles of aging water main pipe beginning near the James E. Quarles Water Treatment Plant on Lower Roswell Road and ending at the intersection of Terrell Mill Road and Cobb Parkway.
The project is expected to begin in September and end in late 2017. Continuous lane closures are expected, as well as heavy delays on Lower Roswell Road and Terrell Mill Road. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority project hotline at 770-514-3301 or visit ccmwa.org.