Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for October 20, 2023

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Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for October 20, 2023

“Every dog” in the Lifeline DeKalb County Animal Shelter is at risk of euthanasia, according to the AJC.

Until now, the DeKalb shelter under LifeLine’s management has aimed to keep euthanasia rates as low as possible, a decision some now blame for the severe overcrowding. At various points in recent months, nearly 700 dogs have been held at a shelter built for 250.

Guinn said the shelter is at a breaking point and cannot humanely manage the number of dogs in its care.

“I don’t know how to stress this enough, we’re at a point where we’ve run out of time,” Guinn said. “Every dog in the DeKalb County shelter is at risk of euthanasia.”

On average, the shelter has been euthanizing two dogs each day, she said. As part of a 60-day plan to reduce the shelter’s dog population, that number now could rise to as many as nine dogs each day.

Currently, LifeLine identifies dogs for euthanasia and puts them on an “urgent” list a couple of days in advance of the procedure. The list goes on LifeLine’s website and is also shared with volunteers, who then begin a frantic effort to find people to adopt or foster the dogs. For weeks, LifeLine’s Facebook groups have been deluged with post after post trying to get urgent dogs out.

Ophelia is a young female Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Baldwin County Animal Control in Milledgeville, GA.

Remi is a young female Border Collie mix puppy who is available for adoption from Baldwin County Animal Control in Milledgeville, GA.

Theodore is a young male Labrador Retriever and Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Baldwin County Animal Control in Milledgeville, GA.

Theodore is a kind, gentle soul, despite the cold, hard jail cell he’s growing up in. Let’s show this puppy some love.
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