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.
Violet (known as Mariah at the shelter), came into our Fulton County Animal Services shelter scared and defeated. She was living in the woods with multiple other dogs when we were finally able to catch her. When she first arrived, she is what we would call a "semi-feral" dog.
If you don't follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you probably haven't heard about our #SpoilASenior Day! Each week, we spoil a senior from one of our shelters in Atlanta. These days are filled with Bully Sticks and Puppachinos and lots of kisses. We started this campaign to not only increase exposure for our much-deserving senior pets, but to also dispel common myths about senior pets: that they are too old or too sick to make a great family pet.
It takes a special person to adopt a senior dog, and LifeLine Animal Project Volunteer Mari Fridenmaker is one of those wonderful people.
About a year ago, Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program. Mari and her husband, Steve, love animals and wanted to be around them, but they just didn’t think they were ready to adopt or foster a dog. So when Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program, she thought it was the perfect alternative, and she signed up to volunteer.
Once upon a time, two year’s ago, a fifth grade teacher named Tif decided it was time to add another dog to her family. She already had a small dog named Manly who she often took to school with her, and she wanted Manly to have a doggie sibling. So Tif went down to Fulton County Animal Services to look for the perfect dog, and within minutes of meeting him, she fell in love with Gary.
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.
The 28,000 animals we helped last year have something they'd like to say...