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Jason Flatt pit bulls

Atlanta’s patron saint of pit bulls

Every morning, Jason Flatt wakes up compelled by that simple mission: He has to save a dog—especially ones that everyone else has given up as lost. As owner of Friends to the Forlorn, his animal rescue operation that specializes in pit bulls, he has saved more than 600 dogs since 2009.
Alton Brown Rescue Dog Scabigail Atlanta

The scabs-to-riches tale of Alton Brown’s new rescue dog, “Scabigail”

Pink-skinned, hairless, and yes, a little scabby, Abigail the Boston terrier cuts an unlikely figure for a celebrity pet. But this scrappy terrier hit the jackpot this week when Food Network host Alton Brown spotted her on Instagram and decided to bring her home.
Rats

Welcome to Ratlanta: What to know about the rodents next door

Have you met your neighbors? Their names are Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus, and metro Atlanta is teeming with them.
Java Cats Cafe Marietta

Meow, Marietta is getting a Java Cats Cafe

The second location of Hadyn Hilton's cat cafe will have a lounge four times bigger than the original. We talked to her about her experience founding Java Cats and what she has planned for the future.
Atlanta animal shelters

As two Atlanta animal shelters launch expansions, here’s how you can give back

Both LifeLine Animal Project and PAWS Atlanta are launching expansion projects to continue providing low-cost pet welfare services to the community. So how can you give back to them? (Hint: Some of them involve beer.)
LifeLine Animal Project Fulton County hoarding dogs adpotion

97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton. Now, many are ready for adoption.

On December 3, nearly 100 dogs were rescued from a house fire in south Fulton County, the apparent victims of an animal hoarding situation. The 20 that remained at the Fulton County shelter are now ready to find a new home.
Amy Soeldner

Meet the Atlanta Police officer whose job is to end animal cruelty

After a 6-year-old boy was killed and a 5-year-old girl mauled by loose dogs earlier this year, the Atlanta Police Department decided to create a new sworn position, Animal Cruelty Liaison Officer, to tackle animal cruelty cases and educate the community about the relationship between animal cruelty and crime. Meet Amy Soeldner, the first person to hold the position.
Zoo Atlanta

Visit the too-cute panda twins at Zoo Atlanta

You can visit cuddly cubs Ya Lun and Xi Lun at Zoo Atlanta, along with gorillas, lions, Sumatran tigers, red pandas, tanukis, and hundreds of other creatures.
Coyote Peterson Brave Wilderness

Coyote Peterson wants to teach you about animals you’ve never heard of

Like Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin, and Jack Hanna before him, Coyote Peterson will do just about whatever it takes to teach his millions of YouTube followers—nicknamed the "Coyote Pack"—all about the animal kingdom.
Adventure Cats

How an Atlanta woman became the authority on Adventure Cats

Atlanta writer Laura J. Moss created AdventureCats.org (and the viral Adventure Cats Instagram) as a resource for people who love going on outdoor adventures with their cats. Her new book serves as the ultimate how-to guide for training your cat embrace its wild side.

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