Three and a half years ago, LifeLine purchased a building and took the first steps towards our dream of opening a Community Animal Center in Atlanta. Through management of the county shelters and hard work in the communities, LifeLine was unable to uncover many of the root causes for pet homelessness. We began to bridge the deficits in the systems and city with programs to support animals and the humans who love them. LifeLine’s Community Animal Center will expand that support even further by offering not only an adoption center, but also a full service, low-cost veterinary clinic.
As you may know, we started our journey in a small building in Avondale Estates that now houses an adoption center and our Spay & Neuter Clinic. We have since outgrown that home and need a much bigger space to pull more adoptable animals from the shelters and provide expanded veterinary care services for the animals in our community.
Through a capital campaign, we have raised over $3 Million dollars from generous donors to phenomenal organizations and foundations like the Petco Foundation and PetSmart Charities. With even more support, we are hoping for a grand opening early next year.
Our future home! The new building is located by Spaghetti Junction in Chamblee.
In order to officially kick things off, the LifeLine team decided to take construction matters into their own hands. See what happened when we grabbed a sledgehammer.
Over the past month, we turned the effort over to the professionals who began the hard work of clearing out the space.
It’s hard to imagine that this space will turn into a safe haven for so many homeless animals and a lifeline for those that need affordable vet care. We can’t wait to share the journey with you!
We are now awaiting a permit, and then the fun will begin….stay tuned here for progress updates, pictures and ways you can help us build this lifeline for Atlanta’s pets.