If you are looking for a great way to celebrate feline and canine independence this month think about adopting a forever friend from DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) or Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) in July. You and your new dog can go hiking together in the mountains, hang out at the pool or lake or just take a nap in the sun. Your new kitty will love to snuggle with you on the back porch as you read the latest best seller.
To save lives and encourage adoptions, both shelters are offering a special “independence” promotion throughout the month of July. All dogs can be adopted for only $30 and all cats can be adopted for only $17.76. All animals will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped (a $200 total value) for this special rate. As an additional bonus during the first two weeks of July, adopters will also receive a free adoption goody package with veterinarian, grooming and training coupons, while supplies last. Regular screening criteria apply to ensure the animals are going to good homes.
The following information is from the July 3, 2014 Lifeline Animal Project Press Release:
According to DCAS Shelter Director Susan Feingold, when you adopt, you’ll not only be gaining a loving family member, but you’ll be receiving many health benefits too. ‘To celebrate our first anniversary, we’re offering terrific adoption rates,’ she says. ‘And if you adopt a pet, you’ll be giving yourself the gift of better health. According to The American Heart Association, people who own pets have a reduced risk for heart disease, visit the doctor less and live longer than people who don’t.’
Click here to see all of the animals available for adoption from DCAS. Adoption hours at DCAS are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. The DCAS facility is located at 845 Camp Road in Decatur.
Click here to see all of the animals available for adoption from FCAS. Adoption hours at FDCAS are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The FCAS facility is located at 860 Marietta Boulevard, NW in Atlanta.
About DeKalb County Animal Services (from the July 3, 2014 Lifeline Press Release)
Managed by LifeLine Animal Project, DeKalb County Animal Services provides humane care for animals at the shelter, veterinary care, pet adoptions, pet reclaim services, volunteer opportunities, foster care, and rescue group coordination. To learn more, please visit the website.
About Fulton County Animal Services (from the July 3, 2014 Lifeline Press Release)
Managed by LifeLine Animal Project, Fulton County Animal Service’s mission is to provide a humane environment for Fulton County’s homeless pets while placing them into loving, permanent homes, and to end pet overpopulation by promoting spay/neuter, advocating for life-saving public policy, increasing public awareness of homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership. For more information, please visit the website.