Why some urge adopters to give older pets a second chance at life

Why some urge adopters to give older pets a second chance at life


Karen Hirsch, public relations director for LifeLine Animal Project, said people who open their homes to older pets “just have a special place in their hearts.”

Jolie Gallagher and her family’s three dogs, (from left to right) Cricket, Ruby and Cooper. (Courtesy of Jolie Gallagher)

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Sometimes the older pets come in as strays. Perhaps they escaped, the owners felt they were too big, or they were dumped by their owners because of the expense of keeping them. Some are dropped off at the shelter because the owner has died or the owner has to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility that doesn’t allow animals.

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“You have to look at it as a mission that you’re giving that dog a home and a second chance,” said Becky Cross, director of Atlanta Lab Rescue. The rescue takes in 450 to 500 dogs annually, of which 10% to 15% would be considered seniors.

ALR reduces the $375 adoption fee by $125 for a dog at least 7 years old and waives the fee for dogs 10 and older. If there’s a significant medical condition at the time of an adoption, the nonprofit will consider the dog a permanent foster and continue to pay its medical bills, said Cross.

Charlie Kleman, a retired corporate executive, is chairman of ALR’s board and a volunteer who often logs hundreds of miles a day ferrying homeless dogs to the vet, kennels and foster or forever homes.

Sometimes, his passengers are older dogs.

“By the time they’re 8 or 10 years old, they’re used to being around somebody,” he said. When they’re abandoned or strays or surrendered, “they’re so confused.”

They’re happy to get out of the shelters. “Half of the older ones will want to put their paws on my lap and they can’t stop wagging their tails,” Kleman said.

Older cats and dogs can live full, healthy lives. Others, like people, experience health issues as they age.

LifeLine has some older cats from time to time, and they are also harder to place than younger ones.

There is some debate about how old is elderly for cats, Hirsch wrote in an email. According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Senior Care Guidelines, older cats are classified as mature or middle-aged at 7 to 10 years old, as senior cats at 11 to 14 years old, and geriatric from 15 to 25 years old.

Hirsch said her last three cats lived to be 17, 18 and 20.

Like their human counterparts, older pets are more likely to develop age-related health issues such as arthritis, heart, kidney and liver disease, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans, while cats typically have a lower rate.

Atlanta artist Lawson Thomas Chambers had a roommate who had older dogs.

In 2018 when Chambers, who prefers using a gender-neutral pronoun, decided to foster, they specifically looked for an elderly dog. Chambers “fell in love” with Akira, an older dog who had terminal cancer.

Chambers shared drawings on their social media accounts to show the “gift” that Akira brought to their world and the lessons Chambers learned.

“I wanted to learn discipline and learn how to take care of a dog without necessarily caring for a puppy,” Chambers said. When Chambers first visited the LifeLine shelter, they noticed Akira because while other dogs were barking, she remained quiet.

It was a 180-degree turnaround once Chambers got her home.

“She had too much life for an 8-year-old pitbull with cancer,” they said. “She had a lot of personality. She was a loud, bold, stubborn woman.”

Although she was ill, they noticed that when Akira went for a walk, she had boundless energy. “She was a puppy until the day she died.”

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Several times a month, Linda Hunt, founder of Act2Pups, sets up shop outside the Top Dogs Pet Boutique locations in Kennesaw or Canton.

Her nonprofit specializes in older dogs and those with special needs and sometimes takes “pups,” as she likes to call them, from area shelters, but she’s also found at least two from garbage cans.

Her rescue does careful screening of prospective adopters, and before a dog leaves her care, it has been treated at a vet for any ailments and routine screenings.

Linda Hunt, founder of Act2Pups, encourages people to consider adopting an older dog. She says the benefit is twofold: The dog can live out the rest of its life in comfort and the owner's life is enriched as well. (Courtesy of Linda Hunt)

Linda Hunt, founder of Act2Pups, encourages people to consider adopting an older dog. She says the benefit is twofold: The dog can live out the rest of its life in comfort and the owner’s life is enriched as well. (Courtesy of Linda Hunt)

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An older dog is not for everyone and she knows that. Some people open their hearts and home with the intention of giving the senior dog “all my love for the few years it has left. You can’t save them all, but the one you do save makes all the difference in the world.”

Tucker, a 7-year-old dog, is awaiting adoption at LifeLine Animal Project. Tucker is described as a super friendly and wiggly guy who is always smiling.  "This couch potato listens well, aims to please and is just the cutest, chunky old man around."  For more information, contact adoptions@fultonanimalservices.com. (Courtesy of LifeLife Animal Project)

Tucker, a 7-year-old dog, is awaiting adoption at LifeLine Animal Project. Tucker is described as a super friendly and wiggly guy who is always smiling. “This couch potato listens well, aims to please and is just the cutest, chunky old man around.” For more information, contact adoptions@fultonanimalservices.com. (Courtesy of LifeLife Animal Project)

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Tim Gulley can’t look away when he sees a pet in need, particularly an older dog or cat.

Several years ago, Gulley went past a ramshackle house in Gwinnett County when he spotted a dead dog in the driveway. Other larger dogs were milling about, but a small Chihuahua stopped him cold.

“She looked pitiful out there,” said Gulley, who has volunteered with a number of animal rescue groups. The owner planned to have her put down because she was old and sick.

Gulley asked could he have her instead.

As best the vet could tell, she was between 12 and 14 years old. Her spine was severely damaged. Part of her jaw was missing, so her tongue protruded from her mouth. She was anemic, dehydrated, blind, and her tiny body was battling an infection.

She was less than 2 pounds, which is low even for that small breed.

Today, the dog, named Nola, although still feeble, has outlived predictions. She shares a Dacula home with Gulley, a regional sales manager for a garage door opener company, his wife, Vickie, four other dogs and a cat. The pets are all senior rescues, ranging in age from 8 to perhaps 14.

“The majority of people just want a pet,” said Gulley. “I didn’t want them as pets. I wanted to take care of them. Seniors are the most neglected, and a lot of people don’t want to deal with them.”

During a recent outing to their vacation home on Lake Hartwell, Gulley filled a pill organizer for Nola, who takes five medications daily.

“My heart just goes out to them,” Gulley said. “If we can get one dog adopted who needs it, wow, that would make a difference. They’ve brought me so much joy.”

Michael San Filippo, a spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association, said that due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than ever before.

“It’s important to remember that age is not a disease; good care allows our pets to live happy, healthy and active lives in their senior years.”

LIFE SPANS FOR PETS

It’s difficult to say what the average life span of a dog is because it varies by size and breed, as well as other factors, such as whether the dog is spayed or neutered.

Chihuahuas, for example, have an average life span of about 15 years, compared to Great Danes, whose average life span is closer to 8 years.

Cats are a bit more consistent (in size and age range), with the average life expectancy of cats being somewhere around 15 years if they are indoors-only cats; cats that are allowed to roam outdoors have much shorter lifespans.

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

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Then, the man saw a black handgun come out the window and grabbed his passenger and both of them took cover as several shots were fired."},{"_id":"E5M2SUS4E5EH7GJ4X66XKPKJ5M","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622214621041},"type":"text","content":"The driver who reported the shooting had graze wounds to his head, according to the police report."},{"_id":"NICQPLI6MFGCNL47FYBRE5DL3E","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622214621042},"type":"text","content":"April 2: A 29-year-old man was taken to a hospital after he was shot while driving on I-20 in southwest Atlanta."},{"_id":"KJK5OMZTSNGLPOD2O7NU2MDSHU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619632636749},"type":"text","content":"Authorities closed a lane of I-20 West between Langhorn Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after the gunfire was reported about 3 a.m."},{"_id":"HSW26MYQUNFD7HMHRAX3JXA42I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619632636750},"type":"text","content":"According to Atlanta police, the victim was able to pull to the side of the interstate and call for help after the shooting. 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The victim and Clark reportedly both work at the HelloFresh facility located just off I-85 in Newnan, but did not know each other, according to investigators."},{"_id":"CF55A4GKMVEQLGAGPD3I3OYHNY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619660613523},"type":"text","content":"April 22: Paulding County investigators believe a dispute between people in two vehicles led to shots being fired, striking a third car, the sheriff’s office said."},{"_id":"MVZYTCOFR5HLNJOPSJFVHXTW6Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619660613524},"type":"text","content":"Two cars were traveling east on Macland Road near the intersection of Ida Lane around 5:50 p.m., the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook. That’s when shots were fired from one vehicle to another."},{"_id":"ELK2YC4MTVHNHA6T5TLJFQME54","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619660613525},"type":"text","content":"Those two vehicles turned onto Mount Tabor Church Road and were not spotted again, the sheriff’s office said. But a bullet struck another vehicle, though no one was injured."},{"_id":"VYEB4AR2FRFKJNLYXGRB5OP4HU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619660613526},"type":"text","content":"The two cars involved are believed to be a silver, four-door Nissan and a black sedan, the sheriff’s office said."},{"_id":"WAZVLNFPVFE4XFR6TNIIB3C4NY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622214621063},"type":"text","content":"April 24: A Powder Springs man told Atlanta police he was attempting to merge onto I-285 southbound from I-20 when a black Porsche SUV sped up. The man swerved to avoid the Porsche and accelerated to pass the SUV, according to an incident report."},{"_id":"R3FMF2WDBZAJVH4Q3RSS6NCNNI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622214621064},"type":"text","content":"At that point, the Porsche began chasing the man and someone inside began firing shots, police said. The man estimated there were four or five shots, and he had gunshot grazes to his back and his head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment."},{"_id":"DJPWW5WYCZCK3MOQX4E3WCPWOA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619632636761},"type":"text","content":"April 25: An Ohio woman told police she was visiting Atlanta when she was shot while in the backseat of a friend’s SUV around 2 a.m."},{"_id":"ST5EPFYHLVBIZJC4JELJWS22P4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619632636762},"type":"text","content":"Semaj Mounger told investigators she and three friends were on I-75 northbound when the driver of a black Lexus SUV repeatedly flashed his lights at them. As the SUV approached Mounger’s SUV, she heard a gunshot. A rear passenger, Bridgett Ohiembor, had been shot. Mounger drove to Piedmont Hospital, where Ohiembor was in stable condition after being shot in the hip."},{"_id":"7YFHZGDKBJBW5PPVMFRUH2OVPI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619632636763},"type":"text","content":"Investigators checked the interstate in the area where the woman was shot but were unable to locate a shell casing. No cameras were located in the area, an Atlanta police report states."},{"_id":"CHYGBGDTD5ER5MLOK2M7XPH5DQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619797298573},"type":"text","content":"April 29: Investigators believe a man was shot as he traveled on I-20 westbound near downtown Atlanta."},{"_id":"T7U7YBIQTRD2DD462GJYTZLNLU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619797298574},"type":"text","content":"Shortly before 5 p.m., officers were called to Forsyth Street, where they found a man inside a car with an apparent gunshot wound, Atlanta police said. The man was on I-20 westbound near Windsor Street when he was shot, according to police."},{"_id":"LEKSOCLRIJAMNKCM6X2MIRLFSM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619797298575},"type":"text","content":"The injured man, whose name was not released, was alert when he was taken to a hospital for treatment."},{"_id":"SZT3CYI6QNBI3CBP5PIUNVSZYE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619797298576},"type":"text","content":"Investigators believe the suspect was in a black sedan, possibly a Dodge. The shooting remains under investigation."},{"_id":"Z7NCWULNRFA5BL4BAUMYJ45TZA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619912011974},"type":"text","content":"May 1: An Athens man was killed and another was injured during a suspected road rage shooting on a Barrow County highway, authorities said."},{"_id":"KL7526CQL5BP3BNLE7QKG4TW7I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619912011975},"type":"text","content":"Barrow deputies responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight and discovered two men shot inside a car near the westbound lanes of Ga. 316, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in a news release."},{"_id":"54X2SKERAREJNORKMSPBMMER5Y","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619912011976},"type":"text","content":"Ketravian Tyvon Cole, 20, had been shot multiple times near Jackson Trail Road and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second Athens man was rushed to the hospital, authorities said. His condition wasn’t immediately available."},{"_id":"GMEFGAVOKFHUVDFQQBPAGFKC3Y","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621002286270},"type":"text","content":"May 4: A man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times and crashing his car on a busy DeKalb County highway, police said."},{"_id":"5CP75QADCVHK7AZ5364YIBLXDM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621002286271},"type":"text","content":"The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. along U.S. 78 near North Druid Hills Road, authorities said. DeKalb police responded to a call about a wreck, but arrived to find a man inside the wrecked car with multiple gunshot wounds, a department spokeswoman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution."},{"_id":"7K5RDCWITNGCNBSWJZVHQYVQMM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621002286272},"type":"text","content":"Investigators do not believe it was a road-rage incident."},{"_id":"QAHDEYHZWZHGTHSYJ4C5EOEN4Y","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621263957736},"type":"text","content":"May 8: At around 7 p.m., Atlanta officers were dispatched to the intersection of Mangum and Mitchell streets, where they located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators believe the woman got into a verbal altercation with a man driving a white SUV. The man fired at least one shot, hitting the woman."},{"_id":"PHAQAK5GHRGWRFKEE5T4BC6C2A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621263957737},"type":"text","content":"She was alert while being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to police."},{"_id":"CN3AISYZ5JCBLGMVXWMAH4OOWM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621263957738},"type":"text","content":"May 14: Atlanta officers were called to a Burger King on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway at about 1:20 a.m. where they found a man who had been shot, police said."},{"_id":"TLJCEG53GBFO7DC2AXZFMHKEMU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621263957739},"type":"text","content":"Authorities said the man was driving four others on I-20 near I-285 when someone in another car began shooting at him."},{"_id":"24B2YT2HSZHQTKKQNMKKHWWQBY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621263957740},"type":"text","content":"The driver was struck once, but none of his passengers were injured, according to police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant."},{"_id":"LJCIGJWDQBBYFGV3OWAMHVFMCM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621359880371},"type":"text","content":"May 17: Around 1:30 a.m., Atlanta officers were called to the Buford Highway connector and Sidney Marcus Boulevard on a report of a person shot. There, officers found a man inside a vehicle who had been shot, according to police."},{"_id":"QBI6CLLRNZEGXNQCCTVHTTFCKQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1621359880372},"type":"text","content":"Investigators believe the man, Mayco Rodrique, had been a passenger in a vehicle on Ga. 400 when someone in another vehicle started shooting, according to police. He died from his injuries."},{"_id":"5TP6CAPQCZF7RCNC37SC53VM7A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825838},"type":"text","content":"Rodrique was a father of six and a grandfather of two, his wife said in the days after his death."},{"_id":"MHNDJ6MAF5GU5NUF52HBZTX3RI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825839},"type":"text","content":"“He found God. And he made a big change,” Kanika Chavis Rodrique told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He had a second chance with his grandchildren and he was making a difference.”"},{"_id":"D5QWVAQBJVHPRFIVUYJ6IOWQXI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825841},"type":"text","content":"May 20: A Lyft passenger was critically injured after being shot while in the northbound lanes of I-85 by a man sitting behind him in the back seat, according to police."},{"_id":"6N6IXIGM5FHYFJ2LBAGP2XVINA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825842},"type":"text","content":"His Lyft driver stopped near the Cleveland Avenue exit in southwest Atlanta when the shot rang out. The driver reportedly told officers he picked up three passengers and was taking them to their destination when a man riding in the back seat pulled out a gun and shot the passenger in the front. After the shooting, the gunman and the third passenger, a woman, got out and ran across the interstate, police said."},{"_id":"M4XH3XWVMREW5LQHH26PU4F47Y","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825843},"type":"text","content":"Nearly a week later, Paris Carter, 22, and Raylene McDaniels, 24, were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania, police said in a statement. They are both charged with attempted murder in the shooting."},{"_id":"CUDVRWIZM5GLPGZCDWFF3ACX6I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825844},"type":"text","content":"May 26: Drivers were stuck on I-285 for nearly three hours while DeKalb County police investigated a late-night shooting on the interstate."},{"_id":"QVAZ3CIE3ZGJPPYOU3WO4JGM7I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622643825845},"type":"text","content":"Sheikevious Young was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being shot near the Church Street exit, according to police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent. The 21-year-old Young died from her injuries on June 1, according to police."},{"_id":"I4KBSZJZOBCINFBINMAJVLN5SU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622768428099},"type":"text","content":"Detectives are seeking anyone that was in the area around 11:49 p.m. May 26 that may be able to assist in the investigation."},{"owner":{"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc"},"address":{},"syndication":{},"caption":"Carmen Lee, 25, died after being shot to death inside her car Saturday night in Doraville, according to police.","source":{"system":"photo center","name":"AJC","edit_url":"https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ","source_type":"staff","additional_properties":{"editor":"photo center"}},"taxonomy":{"associated_tasks":[]},"type":"image","distributor":{"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019"},"version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","licensable":false,"credits":{"affiliation":[{"name":"Family photo","type":"author"}],"by":[{"name":"Family photo","type":"author","byline":"Family photo"}]},"subtitle":"Woman, 25, shot to death inside car in Doraville","width":1000,"creditIPTC":"Family photo","_id":"4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ","additional_properties":{"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","owner":"alexis.stevens@ajc.com","comments":[],"proxyUrl":"/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","ingestionMethod":"manual","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/-I2g-OCVE1B2vcTOzuLWZq4SG1w=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg","version":0,"originalName":"CarmenLee.jpg_web.jpg","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"template_id":594,"galleries":[],"_id":"RTKJ2L3JHBHXVJJQEOIC2OWXSQ"},"created_date":"2021-06-02T18:38:42Z","last_updated_date":"2021-06-02T18:38:42Z","height":563,"image_type":"photograph"},{"_id":"GIXFN5FWZNDGVP6HUOWHI7Y2VQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622647835121},"type":"text","content":"May 29: Around 9:30 p.m., a Doraville police officer checked on a car stopped in the wall lane of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, just south of Tilly Mill Road. Inside, the officer found a woman in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound, according to Doraville police. Officers found the gunshot wound while trying to render aid to her. She died at the scene."},{"_id":"23VUN4LRIFDXPBCAEKCNK2XGUA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622647835122},"type":"text","content":"On a GoFundMe page created to assist the family with funeral expenses, the woman was identified as Carmen Lee, a 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia."},{"_id":"Q7ADRCXYVFG55DEMDJ5EAP52DI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622647835124},"type":"text","content":"The Doraville Police Department is asking anyone who may have been traveling along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard around that time to contact investigators by calling 770-455-1000 or via doravillepolice.us/online-services."},{"_id":"LMC7YFV3UFENZBOQLBLRI22J5M","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622647835125},"type":"text","content":"June 1: At 9:25 p.m., investigators were called to a three-vehicle crash on I-285 eastbound and the Riverdale Road exit ramp in College Park. At the scene, officers determined two men inside a BMW had been shot multiple times before crashing into two other vehicles. Both men died from their injuries. They were identified as Alessander Bryant, 31, and 22-year-old Marquise Flores."},{"_id":"GOLQWWSV4FCP7CLAOPQXFEIRYY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622646572004},"type":"text","content":"Those inside the two vehicles hit by the BMW were injured, but are expected to survive. The College Park police department said the incident was the apparent result of road rage. 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He went to the Hilton Garden Inn at Millenium Center and spotted the car there, the news station reported."},{"_id":"FSPJETCZSRDLZFNPLNEB2NFDNY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623112731368},"type":"text","content":"As he went to confront the driver, he said he noticed a 15-year-old boy standing near the Nissan, but the car drove away as he approached. He became involved in a struggle with the 15-year-old in the parking lot when the SUV returned, Channel 2 reported."},{"_id":"V2EAAD43S5BD3JMZCOYET2HO2M","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623112731369},"type":"text","content":"As the car pulled up, the teenager in Morris’ grasp jumped onto the hood of the Nissan, pulling Morris with him. He said the boy told the 17-year-old behind the wheel to drive off, which led to both the 15-year-old and Morris being thrown from the hood."},{"_id":"ZWZZZPMU3RE35LQL62EQTR54TA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623154606278},"type":"text","content":"Both became caught underneath the Nissan’s wheels as it drove away, Channel 2 reported. 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DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston chose not to press charges against the trooper after seeing body camera footage of the incident, but the case was a factor in altering the Atlanta Police Department’s “no chase” policy."},{"_id":"SIBJDG62BZHIZLAMUHECI4N4JU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623112731376},"type":"text","content":"The 17-year-old who hit Morris with the stolen Nissan remains at large. 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Emory University's Department of Emergency Medicine, with research partners Grady Memorial Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Hospital, took part in the 58-site, NIH-funded Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) from 2015 to 2018. Study participants who arrived at emergency rooms at Grady Memorial Hospital and Children's at Egleston with life-threatening status epilepticus that did not improve after initial treatment were enrolled in the trial. Status epilepticus is a seizure of greater than five minutes, or more than one seizure within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them.

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Patients who arrived at one of the 58 study sites were given first-line, standard-of-care treatment (benzodiazepines) for seizure activity. Because of the nature of this serious medical condition, and if the first-line treatment was not effective, participants were enrolled in the ESETT clinical trial using "exception from informed consent" to determine which of three commonly used study medications was most effective in stopping on-going seizures. Emory's Institutional Review Board (IRB) performed a rigorous review of this study, along with regulators, ethics groups and community members, before enrollment began, and throughout the conduct of the study at both Grady and Children's at Egleston.

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ESETT was an important study precisely because there are no guidelines or evidence-based ways for doctors to pick an emergency treatment for prolonged seizures in the emergency department. Emergency treatments are usually initiated immediately, typically before doctors are able to determine what medications have been given in previous episodes of prolonged seizures. Prior responses also do not reliably predict subsequent responses. In a previous study of other prehospital treatments for prolonged seizures, researchers learned that a good or bad response to an antiseizure medicine in a prior episode does not predict well what will work best in a later episode. This study, like all research aiming to get at the best treatment for persons with life-threatening conditions that impair consciousness can only be done under Exception from Informed Consent (or EFIC). The grant application was reviewed by a standing NIH peer review study section, and EFIC details were provided in the application and reviewed. This was in addition to FDA requirements for review and approval of the EFIC plan regarding public disclosure and community consultation.

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The ESETT study used exactly the same drug doses recommended by the American Epilepsy Society treatment and treatment algorithm for status epilepticus, available on their website. The doses of all three medications studied were consistent with best current clinical practices in the emergency treatment of prolonged seizures (status epilepticus). For all three medications, the study used doses at the high end of the ranges used in clinical practice to avoid any under-dosing. After the trial ended, researchers did an analysis to determine whether those weighing more than 75 kilogram (or even 90 kilogram) did worse than those weighing less than 75 kilogram. This analysis confirmed that heavier participants were not under-dosed. The three medications did not work any better in participants who had more medicine per kilogram body weight than in larger people who had less medicine per kilogram body weight. (Epilepsia. 2020 Jun;61(6):e66-e70, PMID: 32420641).

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There was no negative control group (placebo group); a placebo would never be used in a person who is critically ill with prolonged seizures. There is no positive control, because nothing is already known to work better than the three medications being studied. The ESETT design is therefore not a placebo-controlled study, but rather a design called a "comparative effectiveness study" which demonstrates the relative effectiveness of different active treatments. Furthermore, doctors were only asked to enroll patients in ESETT when there they didn't know which medication to give. If a patient's medical record or emergency medical alert tag indicated any allergy or contraindication to any of the study drugs, the patient was excluded from the study. Documented preferences for a particular medication based on patterns of known prior favorable or unfavorable responses, or for other reasons, were considered a contraindication.

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Sites enrolled all eligible patients presenting to their hospitals, so the rate of enrollment by race is proportional to that of those presenting to the emergency departments for prolonged seizures. Sites were those participating in the federally funded NETT and PECARN emergency research networks. These sites include many major university academic medical centers, which are often located in urban areas, and that serve patient populations with greater racial diversity than is present in aggregate nationally. In addition to Grady Hospital in Atlanta (the highest volume center) there were 57 other hospitals around the country that enrolled subjects in this study.

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