The Importance of Collaboration & Innovation

Atlanta Police Officers with ARDC Leashes

Collaboration & innovation are key to problem-solving – with nonprofits, government, & the private sector. Animal control services everywhere are consistently under-resourced, so, along with Georgia State University Recreational Services, we made dog leashes from re-purposed climbing rope and then distributed them to Atlanta’s finest (City of Atlanta Police Department). These leashes, which can easily be fashioned into slip-leads, help officers respond to calls for stray or loose pets, secure them, and reunite the pets with their families. This helps get pets off the streets, keep them in homes, and out of shelters (which helps shelters reduce intake and euthanasia rates). Thank you to all who helped make this possible.