Faced with constant public pressure to improve its handling of stray and unwanted pets, DeKalb County is trying to speed up plans for a new animal shelter.
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DeKalb Animal Services 2012
Budget: $2.76 million
Animals brought to shelter: 7,766
Animals euthanized: 3,101
DeKalb Animal Services 2013
Budget: $3 million
Animals brought to shelter: 988*
Animals euthanized: 297*
*From Jan. 1 to March 19.
Source: DeKalb County