Big Dog Bonanza Adoption At SPCA Continues Through May 4

Monday, April 14, 2014
Baxter, one of the big dogs looking for his forever home through the Big Dog Bonanza.
Baxter, one of the big dogs looking for his forever home through the Big Dog Bonanza.

The Big Dog Bonanza adoption at SPCA of Bradley County continues through the shelter’s grand opening event on Sunday, May 4.

As part of the Big Dog Bonanza, adoption fees are $25 for any dog weighing more than 40 pounds. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip with free lifetime registration. In addition, all big dogs will go home with a treat and toy bag valued at more than $25.  

Adopters of any big dog will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Petco and a gift certificate for a bath and groom for their new big dog. The drawing will take place at the SPCA’s grand opening event. 

View all of the pets at the SPCA at www.facebook.com/bradleycountyspca.

The grand opening will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the shelter. There will be a brief dedication service of the new shelter, refreshments and tours of the facility. There will also be drawings, door prizes and a chance to meet shelter staff and board members. 

SPCA founders and charter members will be recognized, and charter members will receive their T-shirts and membership cards.  

The day before the grand opening, the SPCA is partnering with Cleveland State Community College in a “Dancing for the Dogs” Zumba party fundraiser. Licensed Zumba instructors will be leading the dance party, which will be on Saturday, May 3, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available in advance of the event at the SPCA, 1570 Johnson Blvd. in Cleveland, or at Dixie Day Spay, 182 Airport Road in Cleveland. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.  

It's not too late to become a charter member of the SPCA of Bradley County.  Join before May 1 and the membership will be recognized as part of a permanent display inside the new animal shelter. Membership levels begin at a donation amount of $10 annually (or a pledge to donate $1 per month for the next 12 months) for “Puppy Paws,” children ages 0-10. The top membership category, “SPCA Guardian Angel,” recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more per year. 

In addition to individual membership, the SPCA provides membership categories for families, organizations and businesses. Explore membership levels, join and make a membership donation on the SPCA’s website at www.spcaofbradleycountytn.org.

Those who give donations of $500 or more in 2014 will be recognized as SPCA Founders. A wall inside the shelter will permanently display the names of the Founders. Those joining at the “Best Friends” membership level ($500 to $999 annually) or the “Guardian Angels” membership level ($1,000 or more annually) will also have the opportunity to name one of the 20 kennels in the shelter for the remainder of 2014. Donors can choose to have their name, a family name, or an organization name displayed on the kennel. They can also sponsor the kennel in memory or in honor of a human or animal loved one.  

In addition to the kennel-naming opportunity, the following additional naming opportunities are available: 

• Permanent naming of the shelter, $50,000 donation.
• Permanent naming of the Dog Care Center, $25,000 donation.
• Permanent naming of the Small Animal Center, $20,000. 
 
For more information about these naming opportunities, contact SPCA of Bradley County Development/Communications Director Beth Foster by email at  development@spcaofbradleycountytn.org or telephone at 457-2519. 
  


Cleveland Mayor And Tennessee Christian Preparatory School School President Participate In ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland and Dr. Bill Balzano, president of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday. Four members of the TCPS football team dumped a bucket of ice water on each man as people gathered on the athletic field to watch. Ice Bucket Challenge videos went viral on the internet several months ago to raise awareness ... (click for more)

Lane Closures Downtown Announced For Sign Installations

The northbound curb lane of the 500 block of Market Street and the southbound curb lane of the 600 block of Broad Street will be closed for the installation of signage on the east and west sides of the Market Court Building.    This project will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, with an estimated completion time of 10 p.m. These are single lane closures and should ... (click for more)

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Wind Through Area

Severe storms brought heavy rain and wind north of Chattanooga on Wednesday evening. EPB crews were dealing with power outages in Brainerd, Soddy Daisy, Shallowford-Tyner and East Chattanooga. It was a very busy evening for emergency responders in Cleveland and Bradley County. The evening storm that passed through Wednesday brought a lot of heavy rain and wind that caused ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House?

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)