Saving every healthy and treatable animal that comes into our DeKalb and Fulton County shelters can be a costly undertaking. Although LifeLine receives funding from the counties to run the shelters, we must raise an additional $2 million to cover extended shelter care, community outreach programs, marketing programs and extensive medical costs.
The Georgia State Senate is considering a harmful bill, S.B. 418, that would strip towns of their authority to ban the sale of cruelly-bred dogs in their local pet stores.
Most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.
Over 240 localities across the nation—including 8 in Georgia—have enacted their own local laws to keep cruelly-bred puppies out of their pet stores and instead promote the adoption of dogs and cats from rescues, humane societies and shelters.
If passed, S.B. 418, would invalidate existing local bans, prevent other communities from passing similar laws, and roll back the progress we’ve made toward minimizing puppy mill cruelty in Georgia.
Please help stop this harmful bill by emailing your state senator today!
Koda has a blast on her Dog for the Day adventures last week! Here's what her awesome volunteer had to say about their day out:
Six and a half years. That’s how long Bruce had been waiting at LifeLine’s Avondale shelter to find his perfect family, and that’s a very long time to wait.
Beyond his extreme patience, Bruce was a very special case in other ways. It was challenge to find a forever home for him because Bruce needed to be an “only dog,” and, on top of his dog aversions, he was selective with his people. But to those whom he connected with, Bruce was a big-hearted love chunk who simply needed the “right” people. So for six years, LifeLine waited with him while Bruce held out for his happy ending.
Iza Per is one of our amazing volunteers at our Fulton County Animal Services location. From creating pet photography infographics to fostering shelter dogs, Iza has been instrumental to our organization. Read her volunteer profile below!
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.