DeKalb County District Hosts “PAWS for the Cause” Event

DeKalb County District Robert James will join a host of community partners and animal lovers for the 2015 PAWS for the Cause community awareness event on Saturday, April 18, at Glenlake Park located at 1121 Church Street in Decatur. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. PAWS for the Cause is a collaborative effort in partnership with Planned Pethood of Georgia, DeKalb County Animal Services & Enforcement, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and more to combat crimes against animals by increasing awareness around issues of animal neglect and cruelty.


“Protecting animals from cruel and neglectful behavior has been one of my top priorities. As the former So-licitor-General and current District Attorney, I have seen a number of disturbing and horrific animal cruelty cases come through my respective offices,” said James. “Our unique community outreach event has remained an essen-tial part in combating animal cruelty throughout DeKalb through awareness and education.”


Event participants will be entertained by live music, food vendors, pet specific vendors, a moonwalk, dog performances, DKPD K-9 demonstration and more. An on-site veterinarian will administer low-cost immuniza-tions and microchipping. DeKalb Animal Services and LifeLine Animal Project will have puppies and dogs available for adoption.


“For many of us, our pets are a member of the family. In addition to educating the community about animal cruelty, we also connect loving individuals and families with animals who need a safe and welcoming home,” James said.


Vendor booth rentals are $40. The event is free and open to the public. Interested vendors should contact Lyn Armstrong at or 404-640-9726 for additional details by April 3.

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