Anna 4 Paws Headed to Atlanta!

Sep 8, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana – Anna 4 Paws is announcing a new partnership with Roam: Coworking Space.  Through this partnership Dr. Margaret Trumble DVM, Medical Director of Anna 4 Paws, and Founding Partner Adrian Thompson will be headed to Atlanta, Georgia in late September.  This marks the first time Anna 4 Paws has left the state of Louisiana.  “I was in the car when I received a call that I assumed was spam after noticing the out of town area code.  Boy I am that glad I answered that call” said Thompson.  On the other end of the line was Gary Brown, a Cobb County resident and Game Day Premium Host for the Atlanta Braves.  Brown explained to Thompson that he heard about what Anna 4 Paws was doing for the working canine teams in Louisiana and asked what it would take to get Anna 4 Paws to Atlanta.  That initial phone call lasted about 40 minutes, during which the excitement of bringing Anna 4 Paws to Atlanta grew.  When asked why he reached out, Brown said “I see the millions of people who enter Truist Park each year to watch the Atlanta Braves play and I also see the work the canine teams do to keep myself and those millions of people safe at the ballpark”.  Brown continued “I want to help take care of the canine teams who take care of us”.

While in The Peach State, Anna 4 Paws will be donating twenty Anna 4 Paws Canine First Aid Kits to the working canine teams of Cobb County Police Department and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. These two agencies use their canine teams to sweep Truist Park as well as The Battery on game days and special events.  These handlers will also receive canine first-aid training from Dr. Trumble who owns and operates Avenue Animal Wellness + Emergency in New Orleans, La.  This training will be held at the Roam Galleria location which neighbors Truist Park.  “Roam is proud to support Anna 4 Paws in their noble mission to ensure the safety and well-being of our community’s police canine partners. We believe in the power of collaboration to strengthen our local community and support those who protect and serve” – David Salyers, Roam Exective Partner

Anna 4 Paws takes a three-pronged approach to their mission.  Providing equipment, providing training and sustainability.  For the sustainability of the Anna 4 Paws Canine First Aid Kits, Anna 4 Paws partners with veterinarians local to the receiving agencies.  This means that if anything in the kit expires or gets used, the handler can go to his or her sponsoring veterinarian and have those items replaced at no cost to the agency or the handler.  For this round of kits, Anna 4 Paws has partnered with Butler Creek Animal HospitalGreater Atlanta Veterinary Medical GroupBrookstone Animal Hospital and Averill Animal Hospital.  Dr. Diana Olsen of Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group said “We are honored to be able to support Anna 4 Paws because we feel that these Canine Police dogs are heroes, and we would like to help be a part of repaying them for their courage”!  Dr. Jeff Shell, Lead DVM, at Butler Creek Animal Hospital related “Every teammate in our hospital agreed that we needed to take the opportunity to work with Anna 4 Paws. Our hearts are in animal healthcare and we jumped at the chance to help this organization. The role of working dogs in public safety is of upmost importance and we appreciate the ability to support this vital duty”.

On the day of canine first aid class, lunch will be provided, through a very generous donation, by Chef Marc Wegman and Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen of Roswell, Georgia.  Chef Wegman, a New Orleans native and a graduate of Delgado Community College Culinary Program, spent a decade in Brennan Family Restaurants, namely Commanders Palace, Mr. B’s, and Brennans New Orleans. Chef Marc worked as a Sous Chef for Chefs Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, Jamie Shannon.  Thompson remarked “going to Atlanta and having someone I have never met offer to support Anna 4 Paws and the working canine teams through food is truly, Naturally New Orleans”!

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Roam serves corporations and remote professionals alike with shared workspaces located across the most prominent economic hubs in Atlanta and Dallas.  Anna 4 Paws is a 501(c)(3) organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.  For more information on or if you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to Anna 4 Paws, please visit Anna 4 Paws on Facebook or www.anna4paws.org.