Gwinnett Humane Society Partners with Crews Middle School to Celebrate Grand Opening at The Avenue

Tuesday, Mar 29, 10:58AM
Snellville, GA – Now open at The Avenue Webb Gin, the Gwinnett Humane Society is celebrating its adoption center move with a Crews Middle School poster contest. Students were asked to design a "Pets are FURever"-themed poster to educate people that pets are family members too. The top 10 finalists are currently on display at the adoption center, where the community can vote for the winning poster at events on April 9 and 16.
“The Humane Society of the United States estimates that between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are cared for in shelters each year,” said Cori Koleszar – secretary, Gwinnett Humane Society. “And sadly, roughly half of these animals are euthanized and never have the chance to find forever homes. We hope this contest builds awareness that helps us make a difference in these animals’ lives.”
Community members will have two chances to vote for their favorite design. On April 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Humane Society is hosting Kid’s Pet Education Day, where dog trainer Cindy Flannery will show children cool tricks they can teach their dogs. The next weekend, April 16, Gwinnett Humane Society will host its official grand opening, with children’s activities, door prizes, refreshments, a bake sale, and of course, adoptable animals. Members of the community can cast their votes at each of these events. The winner will be announced the following week, and will have his or her artwork used as a Gwinnett Humane Society T-shirt, which will be sold at PAWfest on May 7 in Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Ga. PAWfest is an annual family and pet festival featuring children’s activities, dog contests, a silent auction and more.
“The Gwinnett Humane Society is a pivotal nonprofit in our community, and we are proud the organization chose to move its adoption headquarters here,” said Megan Jurkovic – marketing manager, The Avenue Webb Gin. “This contest will motivate students to be creative while helping them learn how to contribute to their community.”
About Gwinnett Humane Society
Gwinnett Humane Society (GHS) was founded in 1979 to promote animal welfare. GHS is a volunteer supported, 501c3 non-profit organization, relying solely on private donations and volunteers who donate their time and energy to improve the lives of pets and animals in our local community through education, support, resource referral and adoption services. GHS does not operate a shelter. Animals in its adoption program are housed in private volunteer foster homes and are available for adoption at The Avenue Webb Gin adoption center Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit For more information about PAWfest, visit
About The Avenue®
The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla. For more information about The Avenue, please visit
For more information, contact: Reneé Spurlin, communications 21, 404.814.1330,