From Collin Kelley in the Reporter Newspapers: The number of animals coming into Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) and DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) has reached its maximum, and the shelters are full. To encourage the community to adopt pets and save lives, the shelters are offering a ‘Tail End of Summer’ promotion.
[Update 8/10/14: the bird has been returned to its owner. Thanks all for your calls and offers of help.] From residents on N Superior Ave 8/7/14: A multi-colored bird/parrot [Sun Conure or Sun Parakeet perhaps?] stayed around our deck on N. Superior Avenue for several hours this afternoon (Thursday 8-7.) It seems very friendly and very lost. We bought a cage, put the bird in it, and we are keeping it until we find an owner. Hopefully a relieved, happy owner will give us a call. Our number is 404.636.4605. Photo attached.
From Wardell Castles via the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: Some of you have asked what is happening with the efforts to build a new DeKalb County Animal Shelter. There is still more work to be done. However the members of the DeKalb Animal Services Advisory Board is pleased with how the County is proceeding.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Elliott, a white Maltese mix, is still missing. He disappeared from his pet sitter's house on Sanford Road on July 1st and no one has reported seeing him since. There is a possibility that someone picked him up and is not aware that people are desperately looking for him. Please share this information as widely as you can (any area Facebook groups, YahooGroups, etc.) and remain on the lookout for this little dog. He needs medication for seizures. His home is in Marietta so he is not familiar with this part of town and the fireworks will almost certainly make him panic and run even further. He is naturally friendly to both people and dogs so it is strange that no one seems to have spotted him. He is microcipped and was wearing a collar when he disappeared. If you see him, contact Dayle at 404-663-1650. A reward is being offered. [See attached flyer for photo.]
From DeKalb Animal Services: To celebrate the United States of America's Independence Day, we are making our own Declaration of Inde'pet'dence and lowering the adoption fees at DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS). Throughout the entire month of July, dog adoption fees are only $30, while cats are $17.76!
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.
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.]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-241-2053. Thank you
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!