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Fernando the Great Pyrenees is an ambassador of adorable—and the face of Jarrett Stieber’s new Summerhill restaurant
Now five years old and instantly recognizable due to his massive size, fluffy fur, and piercing blue eyes, Fernando is a bit of a local celebrity. “I can’t tell you how many times Hallie and I have been sitting outside the pub by our house having a beer, and we’ve heard someone yell “‘Fernando!’” from their car window,” says Stieber.
LifeLine Animal Project has teamed up with food delivery service Zifty for #LoveDelivered, an event where people are invited to book a one-hour playtime session with an adoptable dog from an Atlanta shelter.
Super playful and cuddly is how Todd Steigerwalt describes his Schnoodle dog—a breed mix of a schnauzer and a poodle—Pippa. You may have seen her speed past you on the Atlanta BeltLine while riding on Steigerwalt’s back.
“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.