I’d have to see Lacey in person, but from the photos, I’m inclined to believe you could dress this dog in a red jersey and tell everyone she identifies as a Bulldog.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is working to prevent returns of pets after their adoption, according to AccessWDUN.
Rumors have circulated on social media and throughout news reports in recent weeks that adopted pets are getting returned to the shelters they were adopted from during quarantine.
According to [HSNEGA Executive Director Allison] Mayfield, many adopted pets are brought back to the shelter because they are not a good fit for that new owner. Oftentimes, the pet either requires more work and attention than the adopter anticipated, or the pet has behavior issues that previously went unnoticed.
“Whoever adopts them has to be willing to put in the time and training, willing to do the work it takes just like you would if you got a puppy,” said Mayfield.
In order to combat these issues and make better matches between rescues and adopters, Mayfield says the shelter is in the process of making some personnel changes and implementing new programs.
First, Mayfield said she is hoping to hire an adoption center manager to specialize in matching rescue and adopter.
In addition to hiring this position, Mayfield said her goal is for the shelter to focus on behavior and enrichment programs for the animals. One of these programs is a playgroup, where rescues spend time interacting outside with one another as opposed to separated in their respective kennels.
“We’re working really hard to try and get to a point where we’re making better matches through that adoption counseling, through the animal enrichment and behavior so that we can bring them together in a way that works for everybody,” said Mayfield.
An anticipated wave of evictions may mean more pets in need, according to the AJC.
Loss of income, homelessness and illness are constant worries for some metro area residents, but the pandemic altered many lives in a hurry. In response, LifeLine launched the Safety Net Foster Program to help pet owners experiencing housing, financial, medical or other setbacks retain ownership of their dogs or cats by providing temporary foster care. For periods ranging from two weeks to one month, pet owners can be assured that their animals would be cared for in a loving and safe environment provided by animal-loving foster families.
This month, the federal eviction moratorium, which has prevented thousands of metro area residents from losing their housing, is expected to end, and LifeLine expects to see an increase in animals that need temporary housing, said spokeswoman Karen Hirsch.
Housing experts estimate that up to 353,000 Georgians owe back rent and said they are bracing for a deluge of court filings to evict renters when the current ban ends on July 31. If pet owners in crisis feel they have no other option, it could mean an overflow of animals on the streets or surrendered to shelters. But LifeLine’s shelters have already reached high intake numbers ranging from 30 to 60 animals each day, Hirsch said.
There are currently 12 pets in the Safety Net program that have to stay in LifeLine shelters because they do not have enough foster parents signed up for the program. “Demand is getting higher and we are getting more calls,” Hirsch said, noting that at any given time, 40% of the animals under their care live with foster families. “We need more fosters,” she said.
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Meet this precious girl, her name is Boujie and she is super sweet. Her person had a health issue and Boujie is a youngster with too much energy for them. She is as cute as can be and such a good girl. She knows commands like sit and lay down. Boujie is 1 year old and weighs 58 pounds. She is up-to-date on vaccinations and house broken. Boujie is already microchipped, she will be spayed and heart-worm tested upon adoption. Come meet her in Run 55 using ID#630178.
Meet the darling 6 month old, 27 pound Aggie. Aggie came to the shelter as a lost girl on 06/24 and her family never came. She is hoping that she finds a new home soon – one with a family who will keep her safe. She tries to impress everyone by being very quiet in her cage and gives sweet kisses. Aggie will be spayed, microchipped and heartworm tested when adopted. She is waiting in cage 332, ID# 630122.
This darling little energetic boy is Odin. He has not had the best start in life. Found outside of an empty house in a wire crate, his owner was found and signed him over. No info was left, not even his name. He is eager to please and just hopes for a home where he is loved and cared for. At 32 pounds, he is just the right size. Odin is up-to-date on vaccinations and and will be neutered, microchipped and heartworm tested upon adoption. Stop by at kennel 835, his ID# is 630228.
Venus likes friendly boy dogs (hey fellas) and kiddos. Girl dogs, Bleh! No girl dogs they stress me out with their drama. I do not know if I like felines. I do not potty in the house , I like my toys and give me a treat I’ll let you rub my belly. Just being honest. My bags are packed and I’m available to crash on your couch.
If you’re an active person looking for a canine companion that can keep up, Giblet could be the girl you’ve been waiting for. This active young lab is always up for excitement and adventure. When it comes down to it, Giblet truly is a happy-go-lucky girl who is sure to make the right person just fall in love with her effervescent and outgoing personality, and she’ll give you all the kisses to seal the deal and keep you falling in love with her on a daily basis.
Roxy has the most beautiful and unique coat with lines in it that look like you ran your fingers down her back. With lots of personality, she loves chatting it up with you, as most Husky’s do, but isn’t a howler. Roxy is also laid back and loves belly rubs and her chew toys.
Stella is a two-year-old, 21-pound beagle mix. She is a friendly and gentle dog who enjoys the companionship of a human. Stella is good-natured, only occasionally barks, and always for a good reason. Stella likes a nice stroll around the neighborhood and is good with her foster dog siblings while ignoring her geriatric cat sibling. She is housebroken as long as she goes out regularly–she doesn’t like to be left alone for extended periods of time.
Jerry is the perfect match for someone who is patient & willing to work with him. Jerry is a senior beagle. We estimate around the age of 7-10 years old. He’s a beagle/basset mix so he’s a low rider with short and stumpy legs, but it just adds to his charm. Jerry would do best in a quiet, calm, & stationary household. He will have to stay on a special diet of “Hill’s Prescription Diet: Digestive Care” dog food to treat his irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).. He will need frequent access to the bathroom. Since he is an older guy, he will need an owner who is home for the majority of the day, but someone who enjoys keeping busy! Jerry absolutely LOVES other dogs. Every dog he meets is automatically a friend. He enjoys blankets, stuffed animals, crinkle toys, & SLEEPING!!
Riggs is an overall happy boy who loves just about everything and everyone. This includes cats, other dogs and children. He even tries to help out when you are doing yard work. he’s just excited to be with people. One of Rigg’s most unique qualities is that he knows sign language! His amazing fosters have taught him multiple commands in sign language. He’s a smart and obedient fella so he picked up on them very quickly.
The rescue believes him to be around 2 years old, 35 pounds and is pure love. He is house broken, neutered and up to date on all vetting. He also has had the 6 month Proheart heart worm prevention.
The LaGrange city animal shelter is offering half-price adoptions the rest of the month, according to WTVM.
The normal prices for adoption range from $50 – $75, but it depends on whether or not that animal has been neutered or spayed.
The normal price for a kitten is $50, but now it is $25.