Animal shelter offering adoption deals

From Collin Kelley in the Reporter Newspapers: DeKalb, Fulton animal shelters urge adoptions to ease overcrowding. Summer has brought an influx of animals to DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) and Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS), and the shelters are full. Both shelters are offering a ‘Dog Days of Summer’ promotion throughout June, where all dogs and cats six months and over may be adopted for $25. Adoption counselors will be on hand to ensure the animals are being placed in good homes.

Copperhead sighting on S Peachtree Creek Trail

From a local resident: Last week while walking on the South Peachtree Creek Trail (boardwalk trail near Mason Mill park) we saw a copperhead snake on the bridge over the creek near the historic Decatur Water Works site.  Given the number of joggers and families with children and pets in the area who walk and play near the trail I thought I'd let you know.  [Don't disturb the snake; that's when most bites occur.  Also, there are harmless snakes that could be mistaken for a copperhead. For guidance on how to identify a copperhead, see this site.]  

Pet adoption special for May


From DeKalb Animal Services: $20 per dog adoption; $10 per cat.  Throughout May.

Is this puppy yours?

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Is this your dog?  Do you know where this dog belongs?  This really  cute and sweet puppy was  found several days ago near Medlock Park.  If you have any information,  please contact Liz at or 480-241-2053. Thank you 

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.

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