Organization’s Flagship to Feature Full-Service, Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic and Adoption Center
ATLANTA (March 7, 2018) -- LifeLine Animal Project, the lifesaving non-profit that was the first to obtain no-kill levels at the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters it manages, announced the launch of their first capital campaign to fund the new LifeLine Community Animal Center. The new 25,000 square foot facility will feature a full-service, low-cost veterinary clinic that will be open to the public, and a premiere adoption center which will increase the adoption capacity by 2,000 annually. The goal of the Community Animal Center is to keep more animals from being surrendered to shelters by providing affordable wellness care up front, while helping every adoptable animal that comes into their shelters find a forever home. LifeLine currently cares for 30,000 animals a year at its clinics and shelters.
According to LifeLine Animal Project CEO Rebecca Guinn, the new facility will significantly expand LifeLine’s reach. “The center’s clinic will allow us to ultimately serve an additional 20,000 animals annually, while the new adoption center is expected to facilitate more than 2,000 adoptions a year,” says Guinn. “The establishment of a Community Animal Center is the next critical step in LifeLine’s continued effort to make Atlanta a no-kill community.”
The nonprofit has already received over $3.2 million in pledges towards the new building and is looking to their donors and the Atlanta community to help them raise the remainder of the project's budget and make the facility a reality. To learn more about the project, view the floor plan or make a donation, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org/animalcente
ATLANTA (February 21, 2018) -- LifeLine Animal Project, the lifesaving non-profit organization that cares for over 30,000 of Atlanta’s neediest animals annually, is rolling out a city-wide “I’m In” campaign to encourage everyone to join them in making Atlanta a sustainable no-kill community. Before LifeLine took over management of both the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters in 2013, lifesaving rates were 39 percent in Fulton and 61 percent in DeKalb. Under LifeLine’s leadership, despite taking in 40 to 60 animals daily, lifesaving rates have risen dramatically to between 85 and 89 percent. Although this percentage is very close to the no-kill threshold, defined as saving 90 percent or more of the animals entering the shelters, community support is essential in keeping and sustaining a no-kill community. Atlantans can show their support for a lifesaving community by participating in efforts to: adopt a pet, donate to save lives, spay/neuter their pets or by volunteering at a local shelter.
According to LifeLine Animal Project CEO Rebecca Guinn, the organization needs city-wide support to sustain a no-kill Atlanta. “Atlanta is so close to becoming a progressive, no-kill city, but everyone will play a crucial role in helping to sustain it,” she says. “Spaying or neutering your pet, adopting rather than purchasing pets, volunteering at one of our shelters or donating funds or supplies -- every action can help put Atlanta on the map as a no-kill city.”
The “I’m In” campaign features a video with local iconic Atlanta Partners, including King of Pops, POWER 96.1, Dad's Garage Theatre Company, Tough Love Yoga, Atlanta, Outback Bikes and Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. To see the video, please visit www.bit.ly/In4LifeLine.
Companies and local businesses can make a huge impact too by scheduling a team-building volunteer day, sharing posts about shelter animals with customers, hosting an adoption event or raising needed funds to sustain this important mission.
To learn more about how you can participate, please visit www.LifeLineAnimal.org/im-in.
By Helena Oliviero - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Read about how LifeLine came to be in this AJC article on LifeLine founder and CEO Rebecca Guinn.
LifeLine Animal Project, which manages Fulton County Animal Services, was heartbroken by the tragic death of Logan Braatz in 2017. The death of a child is unfathomable, and our deepest sympathies go to Logan’s family. We also extend our thoughts and prayers to Syrai Sanders, who was injured in the attack.
With regard to the allegations in the lawsuit, LifeLine denies these allegations and remains confident in our services, actions and dedication to our mission and this city. We otherwise cannot and will not comment on this pending litigation.
LifeLine Animal Project has been dedicated to helping communities with homeless and needy animals since 2002. LifeLine has implemented a number of targeted programs to serve and build relationships with neighbors and communities, and all of these programs and services are provided in addition to the contract with Fulton County. Our Fulton County Animal Control Officers respond to thousands of calls, and many of our officers go into the community off duty to offer support, assist animals and provide dog food for pets of people in need. Dedication to the community has been central to the culture and mission of LifeLine, and we are proud of the thousands of donors and volunteers who help support these community programs. We remain committed to public safety and enforcement of animal control ordinances, and will continue to provide resources for struggling pet owners, promote responsible pet ownership, and combat animal cruelty.
ATLANTA, GA – December 15, 2017 LifeLine Animal Project Founder and CEO Rebecca Guinn received the "2017 Wag Award” from Wag-A-Lot Owner Craig Koch and Wag-A-Lot Decatur Manager Jennifer Hunt on December 14, 2017. The award was presented along with a generous check from Wag-A-Lot. The award’s inscription reads “Celebrating Those Who Give-A-Lot So That More Dogs Can Wag-A-Lot.”
Wag-A-Lot is a doggie daycare and long-time supporter of LifeLine Animal Project. They first opened for business in Avondale Estates in 1999 and were located in LifeLine’s Dog House & Kitty Motel Building. They moved to Decatur in 2002 and opened a second location in downtown Atlanta. Their slogan is “Why wag a little when you can WAG-A-LOT.”