Knowing everything our pets give us (find out all about that here), you may feel like helping those who don’t have loving pet parents like you. Here’s a wonderful and exciting new way to do it!
It’s a bit of a dirty little secret in Atlanta that the euthanasia rate for pets in our area’s shelters is disproportionately high. This is due to a wide range of reasons ranging from a climate that encourages active breeding to outdated gaps in our legislation and education. While shelters in the Southeast, especially Atlanta, are overflowing with unwanted dogs and cats, those to the north of us have space to spare. That’s where transport programs come in. These programs rescue pets from overfilled shelters here, where they are in danger of being euthanized, to “no-kill” shelters in the Northeast, where they can be adopted fairly quickly. The programs are costly because of travel expenses and vet bills, so they are greatly in need of support.
Here’s a brand-new transport program launched to help get pets (like Zoom, shown here) out of the strained DeKalb County Animal Control. This group needs to meet a goal of $2,500 by next Wednesday, so please consider giving and help spread the word!
An even faster way to help homeless pets is to adopt one! Here’s a complete list of Atlanta-area shelters and rescue groups.