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Dog lovers worried rescues won't find home, could be euthanized

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Dog lovers in DeKalb County are worried that rescues will never find a home because they’ll be euthanized.

Right now, Lifeline manages the county’s animal shelter, but in a few months their contract expires and the county will send out a proposal for bids.

The current draft has animal advocates concerned. It calls for a project manager, and many think enforcement leadership will take over like they did before.

“Many of us can remember that the shelter…never came out…50 to 60 percent of the animals never came out,” says Animal Advisory board member Kathleen Donovan.

Donovan says under Lifeline, euthanasia rates were cut down 10 percent.

She says another issue is requiring auditable data when an animal is transferred. Donavan says that can clog the system, also leading to more animals being put down.

There is a meeting set for April 17, where the DeKalb County Animal Advisory Board will make recommendations to commissioners.

The proposal will be reviewed at another meeting the following week.

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