Guest blog by: Sarah Rosenberg, LifeLine Animal Project Community Engagement Manager
Yusuf moved from Clayton County to the Home Park neighborhood within the past couple of years. Since his wife died, he hasn’t had anyone to help him care for himself. Wheelchair ridden, Yusuf is paralyzed from the waist down and also suffers from severe open wounds on his lower extremities, both complications of his extreme diabetic condition.
Yusuf is well known around the neighborhood for always carrying treats to give to dogs and cats he happens to meet as he ventures out to the mosque where he worships. And Yusuf is also well known for his trusty sidekick, Beau.
Join us for our LifeLine community outreach event in Shoal Creek Park II on November 4th for FREE vaccinations for dogs and cats of DeKalb County pet owners, vouchers for spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping, pet food, humane education and more!
When: Saturday, November 4th, 10am - 2pm
Where: Shoal Creek Park II, 3642 Glenwood Rd, Decatur, GA 30032
It's sweater weather, ya'll, and our pups are so excited for the cooler temperatures! Since dogs can't really have Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, we decided to do one better: we created a pumpkin patch for them filled with treats and cuddles. Scroll for a few of the adorable photos!
Have you ever thought to yourself: Man, I could really use some more Money?! Well, we've got you covered! Meet Money, a LifeLine volunteer and staff favorite! For the last week, we have been celebrating #7DaysofMoney. Check out the recap below!
Did you know that community cats (or feral cats) are an intergal part of humane animal welfare? affective community cat programs include a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, which aims to trap the cat(s), spay/neuter them and then return them to the same location. Such programs provide life-saving options for cats who might otherwise be euthanized. Additionally, overtime they reduce the population of community cat colonies. Below are some frequently asked questions + how you can help Atlanta become a lifesaving community!
It's no secret that "rescued" is our favorite breed. From the senior dog whose owner can no longer care for him to an unwanted litter of kittens, we love and care for each and every animal that comes through our shelter doors. And although shelter pets often make the best family pets, there is a stigma attached to them, which results in 1.5 million shelter pets being euthanized each year nationwide. If you're thinking about adopting a pet, but are hesitant, we encourage you to keep reading as we #DismissTheMyth below!
Whether you're checking out a Dog for the Day, looking for a place to take your foster or wanting to hang out with your own dog, Atlanta has plenty of dog-friendly spots to spend some time with your pooch.
Join us for our Community LifeLine outreach event in Perkerson Park on October 7th for free vaccinations for dogs and cats of Fulton County pet owners, vouchers for free spay/neuter surgeries, free microchipping, free pet food, humane education and more!
When: Saturday, October 7th, 10am - 2pm
Where: Perkerson Park, 770 Deckner Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310