Bumble to feature DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Service’s adoptable dogs in their app to kick off ASPCA’s #FindYourFido campaign during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
ATLANTA, GA – (October 1, 2018) — If you're flipping through the Bumble dating app and come across some furry, adorable dating profiles, swipe right! This October, during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters will be participating in the ASPCA®’s (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national #FindYourFido initiative, a campaign focused on harnessing social media to expand awareness of adoptable shelter dogs and help them find safe and loving homes.
As part of this year’s #FindYourFido campaign, networking app Bumble will be featuring dogs from DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services in their app October 1-6. During this time, Atlanta’s Bumble users will see profiles of adorable and adoptable dogs interspersed with their other connections.
The ASPCA estimates that approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, where they sit waiting to be adopted. LifeLine’s DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters join select animal shelters in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin who are also taking part in this promotion. All LifeLine shelter dogs featured on Bumble, and all shelter sweethearts (dogs over 25 lbs. who have already been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped), may be adopted for FREE in honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
“LifeLine is proud to join Bumble and the ASPCA in this life-saving initiative on behalf of dogs in need,” said LifeLine Spokesperson Karen Hirsch. “We encourage local supporters to help promote our wonderful animals and spread the word that pet adoption should be everyone’s first choice when it comes to finding your next Fido."
In addition to swiping right on Bumble, LifeLine also encourages people to help support their participation in the campaign by becoming a digital ambassador. Simply share profiles of adoptable dogs from LifeLineAnimal.org on your social media channels to grow their network of potential adopters.
For more information about LifeLine Animal Project, including pet profiles, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, please visit www.LifeLineAnimal.org.
ATLANTA, GA – (September 4, 2018) In an effort to increase adoptions for the 1200 homeless animals in their care, LifeLine Animal Project is rolling out free adoptions on hundreds of pets through their “Treat Yourself” adoption campaign throughout the month of September! These special pets are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to leave the shelter today! The promotion encourages people to treat themselves to a lifetime of love by adopting a shelter pet today.
According to LifeLine Chief Marketing Officer Heather Friedman, treating yourself to the gift of pet adoption can reap life-changing rewards. During the summer months, we experience an influx of pets filling our shelters. It's the perfect time to remind everyone that adopting a pet not only saves a life, but it fills human lives with unpredictable joy and unconditional love as well.”
LifeLine shelters participating in the promotion include:
LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates,
LifeLine Cat Adoption Center, 3172 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale,
DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee
Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta
For more information about the shelters or to view animals online, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org.
As one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Georgia dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of shelter pets each year, LifeLine Animal Project strongly opposes the recent policy change of Delta Airlines to ban all "pit bull type dogs" from the list of acceptable service and support animals on Delta flights. Delta has cited its commitment to “Safety first” as the driving force in this decision.
On July 1, a man wearing white shoes, white shorts with a logo and a white t-shirt ran up to a young cat in a gas station parking lot and kicked it with all his force like a football. The incident occurred at the Chevron gas station, 2465 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, and was captured on video which surfaced on Instagram.
ATLANTA, GA – (May 11, 2018) To provide veterinary services and resources directly to pet owners in communities who need them, LifeLine Animal Project will be holding “Healthy Pets DeKalb” on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wade Walker Park. Healthy Pets will take place from 10 am to 2 pm, and no registration is necessary for this first-come, first-served event.
Over 600 pets were served at the recent Healthy Pets Fulton event held in April, and LifeLine will be providing the same free services and items to DeKalb County pet owners, including free vaccinations for their pets provided by licensed veterinarians, vouchers for free spay/neuters to use at LifeLine’s Spay & Neuter Clinics, free microchipping, pet registration, dog and cat food, collars and leashes, and much more!
The goal of Healthy Pets DeKalb is to decrease the number of animals ending up in shelters by improving the quality of life for pets and their families and preventing unplanned litters.