Lauren Leathers

Web Editor

Lauren Leathers is GPB's web editor. She's worked for Creative Loafing Atlanta and ARTS ATL, and has bylines in Atlanta magazine, WABE's Atlanta PlanIT, Flagpole magazine, Marietta Daily Journal, Atlanta INTown and Cobb County Courier. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading classic literature, attending local concerts and playing guitar.

Glynn County Animal Control

Several animal shelters across Georgia have opened their doors to pets of Hurricane Dorian evacuees, which is poised to hit coastal Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane Thursday. Additionally, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended animal health requirements in lieu of the storm. 

National Hurricane Center

UPDATE 9 p.m.: Dorian is a Category 4 hurricane with increasingly uncertain tracks. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center report Dorian is now moving west and will continue a slower westward motion into next week. 

Zoo Atlanta

All four giant pandas located at Zoo Atlanta celebrate birthdays in August and September. Adult female Lun Lun turned 22 on Aug. 25, adult male Yang Yang turns 22 on Sept. 9 and their offspring, twin females Ya Lun and Xi Lun, turn 3 on Sept. 3.