From Clairemont Great Lakes Association neighbor Wardell Castles (See also this AJC article.): "Following an outcry from DeKalb citizens, the DeKalb Animal Services Task Force was commissioned by the CEO and commissioners to assess conditions and determine reasons for our high euthanasia rate.
From the county CEO's office. "Brooklyn comes with a $250 training package at Frogs to Dogs. She is sponsored by the Paideia High School Homeless Pets Club. Please come see Brooklyn; she would love to be your forever companion and snuggle up with you...." [Editor's note: We adopted a stray pit bull about a year ago who looks very much like this one, and he turned out, contrary to all the pit bull stories we heard, to be a great dog -- people loving, playful, and smart. With some basic obedience training, he sits, heels, stays, and ignores other dogs on command. If we had the room, we'd adopt this one too.]
Forwarded from several Dekalb rescue groups via the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listserv: WE ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING ALL FUNDING FOR THE NEW SHELTER. Please read the info below. Sonali, who is on the Advisory Board has taken the time to write a very informative summary. We have worked tooooooo long and come this far to lose at the 11th hour. It does not take much time to send an email to the commissioners. At the last BOC meeting, very poorly attended by Advocates, the vote on this was deferred.
The Board will vote on the issue next Tuesday morning, April 9th.
From a resident in the 700 block of N Superior: "I think that people who let their cats go outside should definitely be made aware that cats are a preferred food of the coyotes that are definitely in our neighborhood. We have seen them while walking our dogs at least twice. Both times it was on N. Superior near the intersection with Woodmoor Ln. Coyotes can/will also jump a fence and take small dogs. My niece lives in Colorado and has witnessed this first-hand (twice).
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Brooklyn the dog; Turn out the lights for Earth hour.
From the owner on Park Lane: Simba is missing - can you please help us find him. If you see him please call Claire-Anne at 404-274-6188. Last seen Monday evening.
710 Park Lane
From the "Advocates for Dekalb Animals" Facebook page: "The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted [Feb. 26, 2013] to award LifeLine Animal Project the contract to operate the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter. This is a huge undertaking and one we have hoped for - for a long time.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association (MANA): Received the following message from our neighbor on Scott Circle . If you see Annie or know where she might be, please contact owner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770 598 4678. "I have lost my grey cat - she is mostly grey with some white and about 2 1/2 years old. I live on Scott Circle across from the park. The last time I saw her was yesterday morning. She won't wear a collar and manages to lose it every time I put one on her.
From the county CEO's office: "Breeze is a lovable lady who has been at the DeKalb Shelter for almost two years. She is a favorite among the staff and volunteers. Breeze knows how to sit and lie down on command. She likes attention even more than treats! Constantly happy and ready for anything, as long as it's with you. A free training package is included with adoption. She is medium/small - big enough to wrestle with, but small enough to curl up in your lap. Breeze is not mean, but she will not be bullied either. She will thrive as an only dog or with another submissive dog."
Periodically we receive complaints about unsupervised pet dogs or cats. In the case of cats being allowed to roam free into other people's yards, there are reports that the cats attack or kill birds attracted to feeders and/or defecate in gardens. Recent news reports about the previously underestimated extent of cats' predations on native wildlife extend these concerns to our natural areas. Conversely, people have also voiced concern about the cats themse