LifeLine Animal Project isn’t your average animal welfare organization. We take a holistic approach to improving the standard of care for animals in Atlanta through management of the county shelters, adoption programs, spay and neuter clinics and community outreach efforts.
Since taking over management of DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services in 2013, thousands of lives have been saved and adoptions have been increased by 150%!
Over 15,000 homeless animals (that's more than 40 a day!) enter our shelters each year. Our goal is that all healthy and treatable pets leave our shelters alive and find loving homes. It is a huge, continual effort to find homes for thousands of pets. How do we do it? Read more about how we’re transforming Atlanta into a no-kill community here.
We recently took in and are caring for 18 dogs that were part of a dog fighting ring in DeKalb County. Since the case is under active investigation, limited information is available from Animal Enforcement, part of the DeKalb Police department. We will be evaluating the dogs while they recover in our care and they are not available for adoption. But individual housing of dogs does put a strain on an already full shelter (over 400 dogs currently). Here's how you can help:
Did you know that community cats (or feral cats) are an intergal part of humane animal welfare? affective community cat programs include a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, which aims to trap the cat(s), spay/neuter them and then return them to the same location. Such programs provide life-saving options for cats who might otherwise be euthanized. Additionally, overtime they reduce the population of community cat colonies. Below are some frequently asked questions + how you can help Atlanta become a lifesaving community!
James lost his best friend, Janet, last month. He met her 27 years ago while living in Illinois, and due to their 30-year-age difference, James became like the son Janet had never had. The pair had a wonderful friendship and had even created a secret nickname for each other, “Pickles.” Whenever James saw anything with a pickle on it (an ornament, a giant greeting card, etc.) he would mail it to Janet to let her know he was thinking of her. Eventually James moved to Georgia, but he still received daily texts and calls from Pickles.
MacKenzie Cherry could have picked anything for her High School senior project...and she picked saving the life of a shelter dog. Over the next few weeks, MacKenzie will be working on finding Crimson a forever family, by taking her out on Dog for the Day, promoting her on social media and becoming Crimson's advocate.
LifeLine's Sleepover Program has received a lot of attention lately! This is a great opportunity for both volunteers and shelter dogs. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Money is a giant lovebug! This chunk of love is treat motivated and loves working on new tricks and training. He also loves to give big, slobbery kisses.
We provide the vet care, pet supplies and support you need. You just provide the love!