During the last few weeks, LifeLine has been providing hurricane relief to people and their pets. From rescuing cats from Harvey to manning an offsite evacuation shelter, we have provided resources to those who needed it the most. And just this week, while we were in the thick of Hurricane Irma, we evacuated over 300 animals from our Fulton County Animal Services location.
Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida and potentially parts of the southeast, including Atlanta. Many Florida evacuees have already made their way to Atlanta, but are finding that there are no pet-friendly hotels left. In an effort to prepare for Hurricane Irma and assist those who have evacuated with their pets, LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services, along with the Red Cross, will be providing an off-site shelter in Atlanta for pets of evacuees. Additionally, we are currently evacuating all animals from our Fulton County Animal Services shelter, in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Here's how you can help:
Congratulations on your new family member!
When dogs leave the stressful shelter environment, the most important step in helping them become wonderful pets is to allow them to decompress. Your main goal over these next few days and weeks is to provide a calm, loving environment for your new pet! We've listed a few tips below to help make your pup's transition into their forever or foster home a happily-ever-after!
Often times, people assume that if a dog or cat has been with us for a long period of time, there must be something wrong with him/her. When, in actuality, that couldn't be farther from the truth. Any animal that can withstand the shelter environment for an extensive length of time has a great amount of resilience. And often times, their length of stay is a testament to their solid temperament. We encourage you to give our longtimers a chance, whether it's just a Dog for the Day adventure, temporary foster or loving forever home!
The Animal Farm Foundation flew down to Atlanta today to visit our Fulton County Animal Services location! Animal Farm Foundation "dedicates their resources to securing equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. Whether the dog is called a "pit bull" because of a documented pedigree, or merely on the basis of physical appearance, recognizing that these dogs are individuals for whom we are responsible is an integral step toward a compassionate future for all dogs."
Our volunteers spend over 300 hours per week with our shelter pets! From bottle feeding kittens to walking dogs, they fall in love with our cats and dogs just as much as we do. We think our pets are pretty awesome, but don't take our word for it! Here are some of our volunteer favorites!
More pets go missing during the 4th of July than any other day of the year! Help protect your furry friend with these tips:
During June, we were able to save 1,184 lives, thanks to our wonderful adopters, fosters, volunteers and donors! Over a thousand animals are sleeping soundly in their forever homes and we couldn't be more thankful. But with 60 animals coming through our shelter doors every single day (that's 420 in a week!), there's still so much more work to be done. Help us save more lives than ever during the highest intake months of the year!
Crate training is an essential part of integrating a new dog into your home. Going from the shelter environment to a new, big home can be very scary for a dog. Crate training your new pup allows them to become comfortable in a new environment, without over-stimulating them and causing a lot of stress. View a few of our quick tips for crate training below!