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:
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.
As Sumeet is leaving our organization for another adventure, we wanted to share with you one of our most dedicated volunteers. Sumeet has been instrumental for our organization, from dog-walking to fostering cats from a hoarding case. But our favorite thing about Sumeet is his ability to approach difficult situations with a smile. You will never meet a more friendly or compassionate person, and for that, we are so thankful. Read more about Sumeet's story in our latest volunteer profile:
May was another great month for Atlanta's homeless animals! We held our Healthy Pets DeKalb event at Wade Walker Park, where we provided free vaccinations, spay/neuter vouchers, microchips, pet supplies and more to DeKalb County residents. We hosted a fee-waived adoption event over Memorial Day weekend, where we celebrated 189 happily-ever-afters. And we launched our #Squats4LifeLine campaign, where we challenged Atlanta to do 10 squats for LifeLine or donate $10!
Spring and summer months are our highest intake months of the year! Our county shelters receive an average of 40-60 animals per day, especially mamas and their puppies and orphaned kittens! And while we are so happy they found us, we need your help keeping them safe from illness. Here are five ways you can help during puppy and kitten season: