Over 80 cats were seized in a DeKalb County home this afternoon (August 8th, 2018) and are arriving now at our DeKalb County Animal Services location. The cats are safe and are receiving the vet care they so desperately need. They are not currently available for adoption but we have over 200 cats currently in our care that need your help. Here's how you can help:
On September 30, 2018, The Young Workers Committee (YWC) of the Film and Television Union IATSE Local 479 here in Atlanta, Georgia will be hosting the 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament, benefitting LifeLine Animal Project. This is a one-day tournament where 16 teams, comprised of cast and crew from the various television and feature film productions in the area, square off against each other in a world cup style tournament.
From August 7th to September 15th, the Atlanta Art Institute's Photographic Imaging Department is hosting an exhibition called Rescue, featuring LifeLine pets and benefiting our work. Visit the exhibit or save the date for the closing reception on the 15th!
During June, we celebrated Best Friend Day, we held two vaccination clinics, where hundreds of Atlanta's animals received low-cost vaccinations and vet care and hosted several off-site adoption events, including the Grant Park Pup Stroll, Midtown Vortex and the Petco in Edgewood!
With over 900 dogs currently in our care, we are completely out of space! There is not a single space left at Fulton or DeKalb County Animal Services. We are expecting 40-60 new animals every single day and have nowhere to put them. We are in desperate need of temporary foster homes for some really awesome dogs. Check out the dogs available for our foster program below!
I write you this letter with both an open and a broken heart. I understand that a negative experience may have led you to arrive at the decisions that you have made, but I hope you will take this opportunity to see things from another point of view.
Whether you love them or you hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. "Pit bull type dogs" have become a highly contentious subject over the past few years. And just recently, Delta, a company in our own back yard, decided to ban them as service dogs on their flights.
We take a very different stance from Delta on "pit bull type dogs.” Because we see every single animal that comes through our shelter doors as an individual, we evaluate each of them based on known behavior, not assumed breed. And we welcome with open arms the thousands of dogs with big, blocky heads who come into our care.
Still on the fence about "pit bull type dogs"? Check out a few facts:
May was another great month for Atlanta's homeless animals! We held our Healthy Pets DeKalb event at Wade Walker Park, where we provided free vaccinations, spay/neuter vouchers, microchips, pet supplies and more to DeKalb County residents. We hosted a fee-waived adoption event over Memorial Day weekend, where we celebrated 189 happily-ever-afters. And we launched our #Squats4LifeLine campaign, where we challenged Atlanta to do 10 squats for LifeLine or donate $10!