If you have been thinking about adopting a new pet now is the time to “spring” into action during the DeKalb County Animal Services’ (DCAS) “Spring into Adoption” promotion. During the month of April, DCAS is offering another great adoption promotion to help find forever homes for their furry residents. DCAS issued the following Press Release earlier this week:
Springtime in Atlanta brings sunshine, Dogwood blooms and, sadly, skyrocketing intake levels at DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) due to the high number of puppies and kittens being born. To encourage the public to adopt, LifeLine Animal Project is offering a great deal on pet adoptions with their ‘Spring Into Adoption’ promotion at DCAS. During April, all adoptable dogs and cats are only $25. Standard adoption screening criteria still applies. Adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm or combo tested and dewormed – a $200 value!
According to DCAS Shelter Director Susan Feingold, a staggering number of unwanted pets enter the shelter during warmer months. “Beginning in the spring, we receive an influx of unwanted litters due to people not getting their pets fixed.” she says. “We hope this promotion will bring adopters in quickly, so many wonderful pets can be adopted and lives can be saved.”
DCAS is also still offering free spay and neuter surgeries to DeKalb County residents who cannot afford them through SNIP (Spay Neuter Impact Program) DeKalb. To learn more about SNIP DeKalb or to view the wonderful animals available for adoption at DCAS, please visit the website.
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.
About DeKalb County Animal Services (from the April 9, 2014 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 LifeLine Animal Project (from the LifeLine Animal Project Facebook page)
LifeLine Animal Project is working to stop the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta animal shelters. LifeLine's focus is to promote the adoption of homeless pets, provide low-cost spay/neuter services, increase public awareness, and advocate for lifesaving public policy.