My name is Susan Feingold and I'm the new Shelter Director at DeKalb County Animal Services. Our shelter has experienced an extremely high intake of animals this past couple of months and in an effort to get the dogs and cats adopted, we're having a "Tail End of Summer" adoption promotion for the rest of September. Dog adoptions are only $20 and cat adoptions are only $10 including the spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, etc (well over a $200 retail value). Photos of pets for adoption are on our website at: http://www.dekalbanimalservices.com/. DeKalb County and our shelter are also overwhelmed with an extremely high number of pit bulls and pit bull mixes, and we have a new program that hopes to help fix that.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Hosts “PAWS For The Cause” Event September 14th. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will join a host of community partners and animal lovers for the 2013 PAWS For The Cause community awareness event on Saturday, September 14, at Glenlake Park located at 1121 Church Street in Decatur. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. PAWS For The Cause is a collaborative effort in partnership with Village Vets, DeKalb County Animal Services & Enforcement, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and more to combat crimes against animals by increasing awareness around issues of animal neglect and cruelty.
From a resident on Webster Drive, via email August 20, 2013: "We found half of a dead cat in our yard on Webster Drive at 6:00 this morning. Given the nature of the kill, a dead rabbit across the street, and hearing howls along Clairmont Circle for several weeks, we concluded this is a coyote kill."
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hi All - Moved to intersectioin of Scott and Desmond at the beginning of May and looks as though my cat is gone now ( not in character for him to stay away for such a long period) I saw him last on Mondy August 12. His name is GT. I'd like any info anyone might have, good or bad. My number is 706 614 0312
From the Sierra Club via the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 2013. TIME: 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Winnona Park Elementary - Cafe. John Eberhart has worked in wildlife preservation for 30 years and helps communities resolve conflicts that occur with wildlife peacefully based on best practices. Some of the topics that will be covered:
From the resident who found it: He is a very tame young, black male cat with a blue collar. He has some white on his abdomen. He is thin, not microchipped and is not neutered. He was found near Densley Dr. and Reckle Rd last night at 11:30. He somehow got into my neighbor's cat pen and was very hungry. I can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (404)423-7860. Yvonne
From Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "My family is asking for you to be on the lookout for our domestic short hair cat. Tweek is a 10 year old large orange tabby male cat who has been missing since Saturday, July 27. He lives on Brengare Drive and has a collar. He loves for people to give him pets, so he goes door to door to get them. He usually is home for meals but we have not seen him. Please call Aimee at 404 931 9376 (same number on his collar).
From Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Large orange and white male cat has been missing since July 27. Gordon is seven years old and lives on Willivee Drive. He was wearing a blue collar with a tag. Please call Vicki White at 404 660 2842.
A Desmond Drive resident saw what looked like a coyote crossing the street from Melton Park one morning earlier this week. He followed it in his car up Park Lane to Densley before losing sight of it. He's pretty sure it was a coyote. The consensus seems to be that coyotes very rarely pose a danger to humans; they mostly eat rodents; and they are virtually ineradicable. So the standard advisory is to keep small pets (and their food) inside.
From Karen Hirsch on the Decatur Patch blog: "LifeLine Animal Project recently took over the management of DeKalb Animal Services (DAS), and we want everyone to know about the great animals available for adoption at the shelter! We have dogs and cats that are every size, breed and age imaginable, along with a knowledgeable, caring staff to assist you. But why should you adopt fro