Editor Kevin Madigan firstname.lastname@example.org
11:58 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2012
Thank you for providing more exposure for this smiley girl and the many wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.
9:53 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Again, I was viewing this as if we could have the ideal. Plus, as I mentioned, two main shelters "in town" are in even higher rent/more dense areas...so it is absolutely feasible with corporate funding or private donations. We call one of our concert venues Verizon Amphitheater, etc...why can't it be AT&T Animal Shelter, since AT&T corporate offices are in the complex right off N. Druid Hills? Obviously, the concept would need deeper research & a multitude of variables, but I think it's a chance for Brookhaven to really make a difference in how Atlanta and Georgia are viewed by those outside our state lines. Don't get me wrong, I love it here, I've been back & forth in Brookhaven the last 8 years and now own home here. But it is still shocking that rescues from WAY more crowded areas of NY have to come down here and take our animals, so they don't get killed in our current shelters, due to "space" limitations. Makes Atlanta seem backwards, which is isn't. Obviously I'm passionate about this cause and know a lot of others that are as well.
3:20 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Chris, that's a cool idea too. Reminds me a lot of the the market connected to Grand Central in NYC...or the one on the Bay in San Francisco...has someone shucking oysters...a place to pick up pastries...deli sandwiches...flower mart, etc. Very neat...and could alway still have adoption events out front on the weekends. I wonder if anyone is gonna hear or consider any of these ideas :-)
2:24 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sadly, a high density of people also equals a high density of stray or discarded animals which calls for more facilities to house them and hopefully rescue/adopt them out...which would also be very convenient in front of the old Kroger, such as where the Christmas trees set up in December. Just my thoughts. I'd fund it myself if I could, and absolutely volunteer every spare minute of my time to run it.
2:21 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Yes, I hear what you are saying Hank. I wish we had tons of land to build a space where dogs could run in grassy pens. Unfortunately, city facilities can't have those luxuries, the Atlanta Humane Society and Atlanta Pet Rescue are both headquartered at 14th and Howell Mill, with no land at all. Sound-proofing makes sure there is no disrupting to the surrounding residences.
2:09 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012
I think the former Kroger building would be a phenomenal space for a new animal shelter or rescue...be it county-owned or non-profit. Brookhaven is a HUGE pet passionate community, yet DeKalb & Georgia as a whole are struggling with massive pet over-population & inhumane facilities. This is the perfect opportunity to illustrate how to do things correctly by focusing on proper spay/neuter education & fundraising, to in turn reduce needless euthanasia. Per some recent stats, the 20 counties that make up Atlanta kill 90,000 animals a year. We can & should do better than that...and this building offers the perfect amount of space to change the welfare of companion animals & lost pets in Brookhaven.
1:26 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012
It's on! Quick, go smooch a pooch before the deal ends on Valentine's Day!
12:48 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012
Seriously, get ready to fall in love as these dogs are beyond precious!!! All sizes and ages from puppies to seniors...Chihuahuas, Labs, Pits, Shepherds, Terriers, Chows, Shih Tzu...SO many wonderful pets looking for a forever home.
6:45 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I'll email you directly, but I'm wondering if the blog would a great place for me to post pictures & information about the many AMAZING dogs in Dekalb (and surrounding counties) desperately needing adoption, foster, sponsor, etc. Many residents of Brookhaven & Chamblee may not be aware & could find their perfect pet this way, especially with our community being so dog-friendly. I'd also be thrilled to start some dialogues about the importance of spay & nuetering, social outtings that include dogs in Brookhaven, etc.
1:26 am on Friday, December 9, 2011
Shared on Facebook. Glad he's being taken care of until he hopefully gets back home soon.
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