During June, we celebrated Best Friend Day, we held two vaccination clinics, where hundreds of Atlanta's animals received low-cost vaccinations and vet care and hosted several off-site adoption events, including the Grant Park Pup Stroll, Midtown Vortex and the Petco in Edgewood!
Whether you love them or you hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. Pit bull type dogs have become a highly contentious subject over the past few years. And just recently, Delta, a company in our own backyard, decided to ban them as service dogs on their flights.
We take a very different stance than Delta on pit bull type dogs. We judge every single animal that comes through our shelter doors as individuals. We judge them based on their known behavior, not their assumed breed. And we welcome dogs with big, blocky heads with open arms.
Still on the fence about pit bull type dogs? Check out a few facts:
With over 900 dogs currently in our care, we are completely out of space! There is not a single space left at Fulton or DeKalb County Animal Services. We are expecting 40-60 new animals every single day and have nowhere to put them. We are in desperate need of temporary foster homes for some really awesome dogs. Check out the dogs available for our foster program below!
I write you this letter with both an open and a broken heart. I understand that a negative experience may have led you to arrive at the decisions that you have made, but I hope you will take this opportunity to see things from another point of view.