Hurricane Irma resulted in above-average numbers of dog and cat intakes at the DeKalb County Animal Service Shelter.
The facility has about 575 pets (430 dogs, 145 cats), LifeLine said in a news release.
“To encourage adoptions, we are holding a September promotion at all of our LifeLine shelters, including DCAS, where all cats and all dogs over 25 lbs. may be adopted for only $40, including their spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines,” the release said.
Tiger is a 2-year old male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.
Jazz is a six-year old female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.
Meet Jazz! This happy six year old is 100% cuddlebug. She loves belly rubs, having the occasional bout of zoomies, and relaxing in the sun. Jazz seems to get along with everyone and greets every new person she meets politely. She can be a little shy at first, but her tail never stops wagging. Jazz is perfectly fine to rest on her bed while you are watching TV and doesn’t seem to mind when she is left alone. She has done well with other dogs here at the shelter and doesn’t seem to mind kitties either. If you are looking for a well-rounded, silly, calm pup – come meet Jazz at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services!
Donnie is a ten-year old male Beagle mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.
Nothing can get Donnie down! This sweet senior boy is filled to the brim with personality. He has never met a stranger – human or canine. His favorite activities include going for slow walks, eating breakfast, and looking at you longingly from across the room. Donnie has a few senior-related medical issues and will need to go in for an additional check-up at his adopter’s veterinarian. Donnie is around 8-10 years old and weighs 48 pounds. For more information, email [email protected]<
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter took in 61 animals that were evacuated during Irma.
County officials said 42 dogs and 19 cats were brought to Lawrenceville from the Glynn County animal shelter before Irma. The decision to bring them to Gwinnett came after Gov. Nathan Deal issued a mandatory evacuation order for counties along the Georgia coast.
The animals were originally taken to a temporary location in Lawrenceville, but Gwinnett officials have been transferring the animals steadily to the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center.
“The Gwinnett Animal Shelter was without power much of the week,” county spokesman Joe Sorenson said. “When the power was out, we were unable to open the facility to the general public, which reduced opportunities for people to adopt dogs and cats.
“Animal Welfare staff did work closely with rescue groups to place as many animals as possible. The shelter is open again and people have an opportunity to come and adopt a new pet.”
Residents who are interested in adopting one of the evacuated dogs or cats can visit the animal shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. County officials said they are moving the animals from their temporary home to the Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center steadily as space in the shelter allows.