Sunday, May 20, 2012

DeKalb Animal Services Event is TODAY

Commissioners Elaine Boyer, Stan Watson, and Sharon Barnes Sutton  have joined forces to host an event TODAY, Sunday, May 20th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM to help fund a spay/neuter program for pets of DeKalb families in need of assistance. The event is at Stars & Strikes family entertainment center in Stone Mountain and will include bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, video games, etc. 

How can you help?   Purchase tickets at  Tickets are $30 for Adults, $20 for Kids under 12, or a Package of 4, any ages for $80.

You can also donate items such as leashes, collars (new or slightly used) & laundry detergent (which will go directly to DeKalb Animal Services for laundry needs).  The items will be collected at the event.

There is much to be done to reverse the horrible situation at DeKalb Animal Services & this is a step in that direction. To help get a handle on the massive number of animals euthanized annually in DeKalb (approximately 5,000) we need to educate the public more and provide assistance to those who have good intentions, but cannot afford to fix their pets.  

After hearing from many concerned constituents at the commission meetings and reading the influx of emails, Commissioner Boyer wanted to do something to help.  She consulted with several members of the Animal Services Task Force and the head of Animal Services and the consensus was that a spay/neuter program would go the furthest to help raise awareness and slow the inflow of animals into the shelter. The program will be implemented through LifeLine Animal Project, who is our partner on this endeavor.

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