Maybelle is friendly and sweet and loves everyone.
Maybelle is friendly and sweet and loves everyone.
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.
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!
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.
Buttercup was adopted as a young puppy and when the family decided they wanted to travel they returned her to our shelter. She is super sweet and always has a smile on her face. She loves everyone and gets along great with other small dogs.
He will require lots of hands-on to help train him how to be a well adjusted dog. He loves to run and play and would do best in a home with a fenced in yard. Quinn weighs 10 pounds.
Our friends at Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah are evacuating 85 cats and dogs, including the following sweet Boxer mix puppies. Today would be a great day to donate online to them. They should have immediate access to your donation to allow them to pay for whatever it takes to get to safety.
Carmen is a young female Hound mix who is available for adoption from Animal Ark in Columbus, GA. Though Carmen had a rough life, she is said to be an angel of a dog.
Carmen is a very calm and gentle soul that adores getting pets from her humans. Carmen is a very smart cookie and LOVES food puzzles and anything to keep her little brain busy. An ideal home for Carmen would have a loving family, a cozy dog bed, and lots of Kong toys and food puzzles top play with. She is now all healed up and ready for a forever home! Carmen has been a volunteer favorite for our outings program. Carmen has been on both sleep-overs and doggy dates.
Here’s what the shelter volunteers have to say: “Carmen is very curious and fascinated by everything around her. She LOVES walks, belly rubs, and running. During her sleep-over she didn’t bark at all, never jumped on furniture, or got into any mischief. She is a very sweet girl.”
Mario is super sweet and dog friendly. He loves to play and is housebroke.
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is offering discounted adoptions – $30 for dogs and puppies, $10 for cats.
Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is discounting adoption fees to address overcrowding.
The shelter is full, meaning that animals who have been inside for a while could be in danger of euthanization to make room for new animals.
“The biggest concern is that we constantly take in more animals. We need to make space for the constant inflow,” said Cindy Wiemann, the division assistant manager for Gwinnett’s Animal Welfare and Enforcement.
To encourage adoption, shelter officials have extended their summer catapalooza adoption rates. Through September, new pet parents can adopt dogs and puppies for $30. Cats and kittens can be adopted for $10.
“This includes vaccinations, microchips and sterilization — that’s spaying or neutering,” Wiemann said.
Wiemann said medium and big dogs are in most urgent need of adoption right now. The shelter’s running out of pens that will fit them.