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LifeLine Animal Project Holds Emergency Adoption Event In Fulton County June 15 & 16



LifeLine Animal Project, which manages shelters in Fulton and DeKalb counties, is offering free dog adoptions at its former Fulton shelter location at 860 Marietta Blvd NW in Atlanta this Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 12pm to 5pm. Due to a spike in shelter intake amid a four-month painting project at its current location at Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) on Fulton-Industrial Blvd, more than 60 dogs have been temporarily relocated to Fulton’s old facility.


For the past few months all LifeLine Animal Project shelters, including two in DeKalb County, have struggled to maintain humane housing numbers. This despite extending shelter hours and posting weekly updates on social media asking for the public’s help.


When those target capacity goals cannot be met, difficult euthanasia decisions have to be made  to create space for other animals in need.Here is the rolling breakdown for our county shelters this week: Fulton County Animal Services (new shelter) Current: 360+ Target: 325 Dekalb County Animal Services Current: 518 Target: 477 Fulton County Animal Services (old shelter) Current: 50+ +Target: 0 “It’s imperative that we find homes for these animals. We simply cannot do this lifesaving work without the help of our community,” says FCAS Director Audrey Shoemaker. “Even if you can help just one animal by opening your home temporarily, it makes a huge difference.In addition to the free adoption event at the old FCAS building, LifeLine’s “Free Dog Friday'' promotion returns this summer for the second year in a row. You can adopt a dog from any LifeLine Animal Project shelter every Friday through August 30, 2024, free of charge. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and microchip. 


That’s more than $300 worth of services free of charge.If you are unable to adopt an animal at this time, we urge you to consider fostering an animal in need or make a donation to support the large number of animals needing help.  If you find a healthy, lost pet in your neighborhood, please take 48 hours to help locate the animal’s owners before bringing it to your local shelter.To view animals available for adoption or fostering at all four of our shelters, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org


About LifeLine Animal ProjectA 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 LifeLineAnimal.org or follow LifeLine on Facebook, Instagram, and X.

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