Statement from Solicitor General Donna Stribling on Court-Held Animals

I am deeply concerned when an animal must be removed due to negligence or abuse. My office is responsible for resolving over 2,000 animal matters. In 2022, my office reported 84 animals held at the shelter related to court matters. Today, I am pleased to report that the number of animals being held concerning court […]

Temporary Animal Shelter

After several complaints from animal advocates, volunteers, and employees at DeKalb Animal Services regarding animal overcrowding, last year, I visited the shelter to see for myself just how bad the situation was. I saw firsthand how many dogs and cats were living in cramped spaces and how easily agitated some of the dogs were. Moreover, […]

DeKalb Fire Chief Named Georgia Chief of the Year

DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum has been named 2023 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, the group of the state’s chiefs with the goal of improving fire service Georgia residents. “I share this honor with the brave and dedicated men and women of DeKalb County Fire Rescue who […]

Demolition ceremony makes way for new fire station in Tucker

Tucker, GA — City of Tucker and DeKalb County officials gathered on July 28 to kick off demolition of a former Department of Public Health building at 4329 Cowan Road to make way for a new Fire Station No. 5. The new facility will cost $8.2 million and will be the second of five new […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Celebrates National Garbage Man Day as a Sanitation Worker

On June 17th, municipalities around the country celebrated Global Garbage Man Day, to show appreciation to the men and women who keep our streets and neighborhoods clean. As the sanitation industry continues to grapple with labor shortages, DeKalb County is no different. District 1’s North Lot has been experiencing high labor shortages that have caused […]