Q&A on the News

Q: Can charges not be filed against the foster mother of the dog (Lucky), which was found abandoned and almost starved to death? How do local pet rescue agencies find and approve of foster parent(s) for dogs and cats?

—Caroline Russu, Snellville

A: The case is still under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Jan. 3, a Cobb County Police Department spokesman told Q&A on the News in an email.

Lucky was found Dec. 17 in a house in Smyrna, along with another dog named Simpson.

Lucky lost 20 pounds in two weeks, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The Atlanta Humane Society, for example, asks anyone interested in becoming an animal foster parent in its Foster Care Program to contact the organization’s foster coordinator.

After an initial conversation, they “attend a foster orientation and have a home visit,” a spokeswoman told Q&A on the News in an email.

You can find more information at atlantahumane.org/volunteer/foster-care.

Q: How do we contact the session of the Georgia Legislature regarding the fireworks laws they liberalized not too long ago? Our property adjoins a noisy apartment complex full of night-owl residents who blast us for no particular reason.

—Chris Drake, Brookhaven

A: Contact your state representative.

Meagan Hanson (House District 80), who was elected in November, represents most of Brookhaven.

Contact Hanson at Meagan@hansonforhouse.com.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).