PAWS Atlanta to celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted by Dena Mellick March 9, 2016
Asher Wolf (left) and his sister Delilah pet Chili, a two-year-old shar pei mix up for adoption, during the Paws for a Cause event at Glenlake Park in Decatur on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Asher Wolf (left) and his sister Delilah pet Chili, a two-year-old shar pei mix up for adoption, during the Paws for a Cause event at Glenlake Park in Decatur on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

PAWS Atlanta is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The animal shelter says it is the oldest no-kill animal shelter in the state. The big party is set for Saturday, Apr. 16 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Old Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta.

The free event will feature, “Creature Comfort beer, unique food trucks, original artists, pet vendors, entertainment & a ‘lantern type’ parade culminating on the Beltline,” according to the event page. And dogs are invited to take part in the celebration.

PAWS Atlanta, located on 5287 Covington Highway, was founded in 1966, according to its website. It was originally the DeKalb Humane Society. The organization has made it its mission not to euthanize cats or dogs because of space constraints.

In other PAWS news, the organization will be receiving 75 dog beds. A Texas-based organization called FarmHouse Fresh is donating the dog beds which are valued at $5,000.

PAWS will get the dog beds on Mar. 24, according to a press release.

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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