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Animal Services, Shelters, and Rescues: What They Are and Why We Need Them

Saturday August 3, 2024 09:00 AM EDT
Cost: Free
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About this event
Event lasts 3 hours

Join the Atlanta Humane Society for an engaging community conversation on the critical topic of animal services, shelters, and rescues. We’ll delve into the roles these different organizations face in our community while addressing the needs they meet and the challenges they face.

Topics of Discussion

Animal Services
Overview of animal control, the enforcement of laws related to animals, and the importance of these services in ensuring public safety and animal welfare.

Shelter Organizations
Examination of the functions and operations of animal shelters, the process of intake and care for homeless animals, and the challenges of managing overpopulation and resource constraints.

Rescue Organizations
Insight into the work of animal rescue groups, their focus on rehabilitation and rehoming, and their collaboration with shelters and other organizations to save lives. This discussion will highlight the interconnectedness of animal services, shelters, and rescues. Each plays a crucial role in a comprehensive approach to animal welfare, addressing various aspects from prevention and control to care and adoption.

Dr. Gloria Dorsey- Former VP of Community Engagement at the Atlanta Humane Society
As a seasoned veterinarian and advocate for animal welfare, Dr. Gloria Dorsey will lead the panel discussion, bringing her extensive experience and passion for animal protection to the conversation.


Audrey Shoemaker- Shelter Director at Fulton County Animal Services
Audrey brings a wealth of experience in managing one of the busiest animal shelters in the region. She will share insights into the daily operations, challenges, and successes of Fulton County Animal Services, as well as the essential role shelters play in our community.

Tracy Reis- Director of the Animal Protection Unit at the Atlanta Humane Society
Tracy oversees the Animal Protection Unit, focusing on rescuing abused and neglected animals, advocating for stronger animal protection laws, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership. Her expertise will provide a comprehensive view of rescue efforts and the legal framework that supports animal welfare.

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981 Howell Mill Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-5331