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An ideal Animal Shelter for DeKalb County

Describe your ideal DeKalb Animal Shelter.

What would you consider to be an ideal animal shelter for DeKalb County?

Would it be one with:

  1. A high adoption rate?
  2. An active adoption program?
  3. Good working relationship with the community?
  4. Humane conditions for the pets at the shelter?
  5. A pleasant one to visit?
  6. A convenient location?
  7. All of the above?
  8. Other?

Let me know your thoughts!

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Tara November 10, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Leadership! DeKalb Animal Services still has one of the lowest adoption rates and highest euthanasia rate in GA. Employee turnover is high. The facility is perpetually understaffed. Why? It has never been a priority for DeKalb County leadership. There is a task force that created a comprehensice plan for animal services but has been ignored by our CEO and his team. We need leadership that is willing to make this a priority because it makes economic and moral sense!
Tara November 10, 2012 at 01:54 PM
oops...My comments have showed up twice! I thought that it did not go through the first time because of something to do with my login name already in use. Sorry!
pat November 10, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I would want a shelter - that is just that - a shelter for homeless animals until they can find good homes. A shelter that has the staff needed to provide care, a shelter that is clean and is a decent place for the animals and the staff - that has an active adoption program, that is located in a place convenient to the public.
Judy Simon November 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
It's clear from all of the comments that everyone has extremely similar goals for the perfect shelter. Now -- how do we motivate an entire village to make this a reality? If you have an answer, please pass it along, because we have a desperate situation here in DeKalb County, with animals -- waiting -- for an answer and some action.
Judy Simon November 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Where does DeKalb County stand with a new animal control facility?? Has a site been selected?

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