Ahimsa House was named a winner of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program and received a brand new 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid on December 20 for use in transporting pets to safety from abusive situations. Decatur-based Ahimsa House is Georgia’s only nonprofit dedicated to addressing the connec-tions between animal cruelty and domestic violence. Forty-eight percent of domestic violence victims delay escaping abuse for fear the batterer will kill their pets. Few domestic violence shelters allow pets.
The Decatur Bulldog Boosters would like to let the Decatur dog-loving and running communities know of the 7th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” on Saturday, January 7th at 9:00 am. The race will feature a single 5K race where runners and dog-owners can run with (or without) their dogs. T-shirts, awards, and treats will be available to race participants as well as a sporty “race”-kerchief for canine participants.
Furkids, Inc. (www.furkids.org), one of the most successful nonprofit animal rescue organizations in the southeast, is joining forces with a respected leader in the Atlanta rescue community, SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society (www.smalldoghumane.org).