Urban Coop Tour

Event Date and Time: 
03/29/2014 - 12:00pm - 03/30/2014 - 5:00pm

From the Wylde Center, Decatur: Tour the Coops, Saturday, March 29, 2014, noon-5:00pm; Sunday, March 30, 2014, noon-5:00pm. Decatur - Grant Park. Join the 7th annual Urban Coop Tour to find out why people are getting so excited about backyard chickens.  Urban coops are a fast growing trend in metro Atlanta neighborhoods, with families, community gardens and neighborhood co-ops all getting in on the action. Benefits include farm fresh eggs, kitchen waste disposal, bug patrol and just plain fun!

Commissioner Rader update 3/17/14


Order flowers and benefit Friends of DeKalb animals

From Friends of DeKalb Animals via Barb Dalton in Medlock Park: "Our organization needs your help. For every purchase made on this site Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to Friends of Dekalb Animals.

Lifeline Animal Project backstory

From Melissa Weinman in the Reporter Newspapers: ".... [LifeLine CEO Rebecca] Guinn said there’s still a lot of work to do, but she’s pleased with what LifeLine has accomplished in Fulton and DeKalb.  “Where it used to be that 83 percent were dying [at the DeKalb shelter], in December, 87 percent left alive,” Guinn said.

Dog found on Wood Trail 2/24/14

From MANA: Found: nice dog needs help.  There was a post on the Medlock Neighbors Facebook page today about this dog.  This nice dog was found on Wood Trail today.  It this your dog?  Do you know where this dog belongs?  If so,  please go to Medlock Neighbors FB page and contact the person who posted the message.  OR -   contact Pat Camp at404 634 7267 or at   

County dog/cat adoption special for February

From LifeLine via Reporter Newspapers: DeKalb County Animal Services and LifeLine Animal Project are offering an adoption special during the month of February. During the My Furry Valentine promotion, all dogs and cats may be adopted for only $14.  Standard adoption screening criteria still applies. All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm or combo tested, and dewormed. The normal fees for these services would be more than $200.

Commissioner Rader update: Budget town hall, Lifeline Valentine

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Budget town hall meeting 2/10/14; Valentine special at county animal services.

SNIP DeKalb: spay/neuter your pets

From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "LifeLine Animal Project’s management has dramatically lowered the euthanasia rate at DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur. However, the approaching warmer weather typically means skyrocketing intake levels at DCAS due to the high number of puppies and kittens being born.

DeKalb Animal Shelter call for donations

From Wardell Castle in the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: Dear Neighbors:  First of all, I am happy to report that the euthanasia rate at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter hit a historic low of 18% during the month of November.  While LifeLine is doing a FANTASTIC job of running the shelter, they can't do it alone.During the Holidays, as we think of ways to help our community and those in need, please consider donating these items to the Animal Shelter.
Especially high on their "wish list" are:

Annual Healthy Pets Dekalb Vaccine Clinic and Outreach

Event Date and Time: 
11/16/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

From DeKalb Animal Services and LifeLine: Saturday, November 16:   Healthy Pets DeKalb!  The 2nd Annual Healthy Pets Dekalb Vaccine Clinic and Outreach event is on Saturday November 16th at Shoal Creek Park II.  We will offer 500 free vaccinations, food, collars, leashes and over 200 spay/neuter vouchers to pets and their owners in need. Last years event assisted over 400 pets and their families and we expect this year to be even bigger!

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