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Lifeline Animal Project Offering FREE Adoptions

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT OFFERING FREE ADOPTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING FULTON COUNTY SHELTER RENOVATION

Free Adoptions until Super Bowl Sunday on Hundreds of Select Pets at both DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services

ATLANTA, GA – (January 17, 2019)  LifeLine Animal Project is asking for the support of the Atlanta community to help get animals out of the Fulton shelter and into loving homes before upcoming renovations. In celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl, the shelter is offering free adoptions on select dog and cat MVPs (most valuable pets) at the Fulton County Animal Services shelter, now through Super Bowl Sunday!  An MVP is any dog or cat with a football sticker on their cage card. MVPs are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and can leave the shelter today!  About 100 MVPs will also be available at LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter which is caring for a higher number of animals than usual and is also in need of adopters.

The renovations at the Fulton shelter, which are being conducted by Fulton County government to address rodent issues, will involve removing all ceilings in the front of the building and replacing them with an open concept to prevent any further issues.  This will provide a better experience for guests, cut down on odors and improve the overall shelter environment. To adopt a shelter pet and save a life, please drop by Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd in Atlanta, DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd in Chamblee or the LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street in Avondale Estates.  For more information, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org.

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DeKalb Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will run one day late through Friday.

The revised collection schedule is:

Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed. No sanitation collection service.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Jan. 21, will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Jan. 22, will be serviced on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Thursday, Jan. 24 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Jan. 23, will be serviced on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Friday, Jan. 25 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Jan. 24, will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 25.

The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, during normal operating hours.

For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.com, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.

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The DeKalb County House Delegation is hosting a special Legislative Listening Session on Cityhood/Annexation, tomorrow, January 5th.

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DeKalb to Host Public Safety Job Fair on Jan. 5

DeKalb to Host Public Safety Job Fair on Jan. 5

The DeKalb County Office of Public Safety is hosting a job fair on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Rescue headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA.  More than 100 positions are available in various public safety departments including police, fire, E-911 and the sheriff’s office.

“Recruitment is an important and ongoing function that is essential to the success of the county,” said Jack Lumpkin, Director of Public Safety. “While DeKalb has increased public safety staffing levels, the county is still looking for dedicated men and women willing to serve.”

In September, the county announced that public safety staffing levels had increased. The county’s 911 emergency center reached full staff with 126 employees.

The county is currently recruiting for firefighters, police officers, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, security technicians and E-911 communications officers. 

At the job fair, attendees will be able to meet with public safety hiring staff, interview for current openings and learn about salary and benefits. The job fair is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov

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DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule – In observance of Christmas Day on Tuesday, Dec. 25, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as follows: Monday, Dec. 24 – Normal collection day. Tuesday, Dec. 25 –Christmas Day observed; no collection service. Wednesday, Dec. 26 –Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Dec. 25, will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Thursday, Dec. 27 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Dec. 26, will be serviced on Thursday, Dec. 27. Friday, Dec. 28 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Dec. 27, will be serviced on Friday, Dec. 28.The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and will reopen on Wednesday,Dec. 26, during normal operating hours. For more information on this schedule and any sanitation-related services, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 orsanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.com, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.
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