Doraville Recognizes National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

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November 6th-12th is recognized as National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. First started in 1996, the first full week of November honors the work done by the 3500 animal shelters across the US. To recognize this week and the work being done in our very own community, Mayor Geierman issued a proclamation recognizing the week and presented it to Angie Riley.

Angie Riley is a local resident who has devoted her own time and money to reducing animal suffering through trap, neuter, and return (TNR) efforts. This practice helps reduce the number of stray animals and allows for stable community cat populations to live comfortably. Working with local nonprofits and fellow animal loving neighbors, Angie, has been able to TNR, and vaccinate, eighteen roaming cats. And has been able to get five of those eighteen adopted. Angie and her partners have also built small shelters to provide safety and comfort for these unowned cats. 

You can watch the full proclamation ceremony and hear more of Angie Riley's story here.

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