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 back yard, decided to ban them as service dogs on their flights.
We take a very different stance from Delta on "pit bull type dogs.” Because we see every single animal that comes through our shelter doors as an individual, we evaluate each of them based on known behavior, not assumed breed. And we welcome with open arms the thousands of dogs with big, blocky heads who come into our care.
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.