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LifeLine Animal Project Announces Partnership with DeKalb County to Help Struggling Pet Owners

Features three free programs including first pet food bank May 24, 2024

[CHAMBLEE, GA, May 22, 2024] - LifeLine Animal Project is proud to announce a new partnership with DeKalb County aimed at providing ongoing support to pet owners facing financial hardships within the community. This partnership marks a significant step forward in addressing the needs of pet owners and their beloved companions.

In recent years, a growing number of pet owners in DeKalb County have encountered financial difficulties, making it challenging for them to afford essential care for their pets. These programs will provide much-needed assistance for pet owners free of charge and on an ongoing basis. LifeLine is excited to grow these programs with a new, proactive partnership and funding from DeKalb County, which will enable us to expand our efforts and provide ongoing support to pet owners who need it most:

  1. Free Monthly Pet Food Drive Through: Starting on May 24, 2024, and continuing every fourth Friday of the month, free pet food will be available to dogs and cats of DeKalb County residents at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. This initiative aims to provide critical support to pet owners in need on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

  2. Free Pet Veterinary Services: Provided through LifeLine’s new mobile clinic, free DHPP vaccines for dogs, FVRCP vaccines for cats, and rabies vaccines for both dogs and cats will be offered. Additionally, pets can receive a free health exam and microchip. Residents must register first at The next mobile clinic event is May 28th, 2024.

  3. Free Spay/Neuter: LifeLine Animal Project offers free spay/neuter surgeries for up to three pets through SNIP, performed at the LifeLine Community Animal Center. Residents must make an appointment at

"We are excited about the opportunity to further collaborate with DeKalb County to address the pressing needs of pet owners in our community," said Rebecca Guinn, CEO of LifeLine Animal Project. "These programs, now expanded through funding from DeKalb County, will continue to provide vital assistance to those facing financial hardships, ultimately improving the well-being of both pets and their owners."

Last month, LifeLine Animal Project assisted a record-breaking 1,283 animals and their families during the Healthy Pets DeKalb spring clinic at Honeysuckle Park, offering free vaccines, microchips, and spay/neuter vouchers.

Expanding upon the success of this event, LifeLine Animal Project is delighted to continue to support these programs ahead of the busy summer season, when the number of animals coming into our shelter typically peaks.

About LifeLine Animal Project

A nonprofit founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project provides lifesaving solutions to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. LifeLine manages DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, where it has sustained no-kill levels, and operates two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics. LifeLine provides services to over 43,000 animals annually and has performed 195,500 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to date, including 61,100 stray/feral cats through its Community Cat program, metro Atlanta’s first and largest trap-neuter-return assistance program. LifeLine’s community outreach improves the quality of life for animals in the community and helps prevent pet overpopulation. LifeLine’s Community Animal Center features an adoption center and a full-service, low-cost veterinary clinic to help make pet care accessible to all. In the last twenty years, LifeLine has helped over 350,000 animals. For more information, please visit or follow LifeLine on Facebook, Instagram, and X


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