Brookhaven residents are eligible to adopt animals from the Dekalb County Animal Shelter at no cost, according to a 2022 Press Release.
At its regular business meeting on Aug. 9, the Brookhaven City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine), which operates the DeKalb County Animal Shelter in one of Brookhaven’s suburbs.
The agreement is the first sponsorship of this magnitude with a municipality. In the agreement, LifeLine agrees to provide pets for adoption to Brookhaven residents at no charge, following LifeLine’s regular adoption application and contract requirements. The City of Brookhaven agrees to sponsor LifeLine’s regular adoption fees for adopted pets in Brookhaven.
Presently, the regular adoption fee for dogs is $85 and cats is $65, which covers the pet’s spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and other screenings. The sponsorship agreement eliminates those fees and goes into effect following a kick off event at LifeLine’s location at 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, on Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. All Brookhaven residents are invited to attend.
“Brookhaven and LifeLine have a long history of collaboration to encourage and facilitate adoption of unwanted, stray, or abandoned animals,” said Mayor John Ernst. “We promote animal adoptions from LifeLine at the beginning of every single City Council meeting since I have been mayor.”
Glimmer is a sun worshipper who loves a good roll in the grass or walk around the neighborhood, but she’s also content to be by her person’s side while hanging out on the deck, or inside on the couch binging a TV show on Netflix. She’s never met a treat she doesn’t like, and enjoys obedience training (she already knows Sit and Shake) as much as belly rubs.
Glimmer loves car rides and going to new places to have adventures or to just pick up supplies curbside at Petco. She’s totally housebroken, crate trained, and loves toys, especially those that squeak.
Glimmer is in a foster home, so please make arrangements to meet her via the shelter.