Shelter Has New Hours in New Year

The Douglas County Animal Shelter is revising its operating hours for 2013.

To better serve the public, the Douglas County Animal Shelter is revising its operating hours for 2013. The new hours will be effective Wednesday, Jan. 2.  The new hours are as follows:

                        Sunday             1 to 5 p.m.

                        Monday             Closed

                        Tuesday            1 to 6:30 p.m.

                        Wednesday       1 to 5:30 p.m.

                        Thursday          1 to 6:30 p.m.

                        Friday               1 to 5:30 p.m.

                        Saturday           1 to 5 p.m.

The Douglas County Animal Shelter is located at 1755 County Services Boulevard off Cedar Mountain Road adjacent to the Landfill. The Animal Shelter is a department of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. It is not owned or operated by the Douglas County Humane Society.

Tammy Rakestraw Pyrdum December 24, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Since August of 2012 the DCAC has reduced the hours that it is open to public by a total of NINE hours a week. I am not sure how that "better serves the public" or the animals who are in need of adoption or rescue.
jessie December 25, 2012 at 01:53 AM
I don't understand how this better serves the public and animals .. all this means is that more dogs and cats will be put down. I'm disappointed...
Lynn McElroy December 25, 2012 at 04:49 AM
I am a working person who like most Atlantans commute a long distance. Shelter hours closing earlier means I cant make it there in time to adopt. To me this can send a potential adoptee to a different shelter. I have brought friends in from Cherokee and also cobb to adopt here. The staff is AWESOME, beyond awesome actually and the volunteers are just as awesome. HOWEVER the time that you are open is very important, Closing earlier means less time for the working people - and almost everyone works - to get to the shelter and noone is going to take vacation in order to do this. PLEASE reconsider this option.
Lynn McElroy December 25, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Has there been a query run on the number of hours you have workers late versus the amount of dogs and cats you have had adopted. I am asking for facts yes and while I am not trying to second guess anyone I would like to see if it has helped or hindered getting dogs out. I am a cross poster and we work hard to get these dogs out on facebook so it is an interest to me to see if this has helped or hindered.


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