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Rescuing and Fostering Pets in DeKalb County

Sharing experiences about fostering and rescuing lost or abandoned cats and dogs in DeKalb County.

My wife and I are primarily cat lovers. Over the years we have been responsible for finding forever homes for about 15 cats that we have rescued in DeKalb County.

While the experience has been rewarding, it has also been expensive considering the vet bills, food, medicine, and some damage to our personal property. We have had to sacrifice in other ways, for example, not traveling as much as we'd like and waking up at 3AM to the sound of cats using the litter box.

However we know we have it easy compared to the other foster and rescue people who have saved animals from their fate at the DeKalb Animal Shelter. We'd like to hear more about other people who have made similar and greater sacrifices in the name of saving lives.

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Shelly Groves October 01, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Rob, I foster with Angels Among Us www.angelsrescue.org This group takes dogs that other rescues won't, pregnant, injured, HW+, etc. I have had the pleasure to foster 11 dogs since January, and all were a joy- knowing lives are being saved is priceless! Anyway, donations have been off lately, which prevents saving more lives. We are always looking for fosters, transporters, volunteers, etc. Thanks so much for helping!!~p.s. Isn't Xena amazing?!?!
Shelly Groves October 01, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Please do not lump all rescues together. I agree, there are some that have ridiculous requirements. But there are plenty that have realistic expectations. And once you pay, the dog IS REALLY yours.
Sue Kautz October 07, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I am so sorry for your loss so long ago but ever present in your heart. Sue
Sue Kautz October 07, 2012 at 01:54 PM
In February a friend called me to say she heard a car door slam and saw a pick-up drive away and looked out to see a 10-12 week old puppy on her lawn. She was unable to take it in and we knew the horror of DAS and NEVER would call them. I reluctantly agreed to take him for 3 days to figure out what to do with him. I had 5 dogs and 2 cats already at my house so another could be divorce material and a strain on the household. After many calls to local rescues a friend (teamwork) secured a place for him at a reputable local rescue where he had a great chance of getting a good home. One lucky dog not to end up at DAS!
Jessica Ashby January 09, 2013 at 11:05 PM
I am looking for a temporary rescue or a foster home for a sweet baby girl puppy in the DeKalb shelter. She has been there since June. During her visit there she has had such stress and anxiety that she now has a treatable skin allergy, similar to the non contagious type of mainge. I am being told she just needs to be kept somewhere to heal enough to be spade. I am live in NC, but I am going to find her a forever home. I just need her to be healed enough to have the surgery and be saved from the shelter. Please spread the word and if any of you can help or know someone who can help, just temporarily, please email me. jashby67@gmail.com Thank you in advance for your time!

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