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Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd Presents Healthy Pets Atlanta

Post Date:09/28/2018 9:04 AM


Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sandra L. McGill
Communications Specialist, Office of Communications
Office: (404) 546-1477
Mobile: (470) 698-4656


September 28, 2018

Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd Presents Healthy Pets Atlanta

ATLANTA—District 12 Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd will host “Healthy Pets Atlanta,” a free pet-care event open to all Atlanta residents on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Perkerson Park Ball Fields (770 Deckner Avenue SW).

Held in partnership with LifeLine Animal Project, The Atlanta Humane Society, and Fulton County Animal Control, the event offers free services to cats and dogs including routine checkups, vaccinations, microchipping, pet food, leashes, vouchers for spaying/neutering, pet education and licensing. Supplies are limited, and participants are asked to bring dogs on a leash and cats safely contained in a carrier.

“‘Healthy Pets Atlanta’ is an event I’ve hosted for many years,” stated Council Member Sheperd. “The goal is to educate residents on the importance of taking care of their pets and educating the community on laws around animal care. This is more critical than ever in light of the unfortunate incidents of animal attacks that have occurred in our community recently.” 

For more information, contact the office of Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd at (404) 330-6053 or You may also learn more by contacting LifeLine Animal Project at

Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta: it acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts:

Council President: Felicia A. Moore

District 1: Carla Smith

District 6: Jennifer N. Ide

District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet

District 2: Amir Farokhi

District 7: Howard Shook

District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd

District 3: Ivory Lee Young

District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit

Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond

District 4: Cleta Winslow

District 9: Dustin Hillis

Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland

District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong

District 10: Andrea L. Boone

Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens

Council information, committee agendas and more may be found on the Atlanta City Council website here. Video archives of the council’s regularly scheduled meetings, committee meetings and work sessions may be found here.


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