The number of animals coming into Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) and DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) has reached its maximum, and the shelters are full.

To encourage the community to adopt pets and save lives, the shelters are offering a ‘Tail End of Summer’ promotion. Throughout the month of August at FCAS, all dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are free, while at DCAS, the adoption fee for all dog and puppies will be $20 and for all cats and kittens will be $10. Adoption counselors will be on hand at both shelters to ensure the animals are being placed in good homes.

“With 30 plus animals entering the shelter daily, we urgently need public support to help us save lives, and we’re hopeful that the public will step up and adopt from us” said FCAS Director Lara Hudson.

Adopters will receive a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $200 value. To view animals available for adoption visit or