Save twice the lives with all donations doubled through December 31
ATLANTA (November 30, 2017) – With Thanksgiving over and December a day away, LifeLine Animal Project is already feeling the spirit of generosity this holiday season as Anisa Telwar Kaicker, along with her team at Anisa International, pledges to support the organization with matching holiday donations. For the sixth consecutive year, Anisa will match every dollar donated – up to $50,000 – through December 31, 2017.
“Anisa International’s matching grant plays a crucial role in supporting our mission to save every healthy and treatable animal in our care,” said Rebecca Guinn, CEO of LifeLine Animal Project. “We are so grateful that Anisa and her team support and share our vision to make Atlanta a lifesaving community for homeless pets.”
LifeLine Animal Project, Atlanta's leading non-profit animal welfare organization, was founded in 2002 with the mission to end the shelter euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. Since taking over management of both the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters in 2013, they have increased adoptions by over 300 percent. Additionally, they’ve performed over 105,000 low-cost or free spay and neuter surgeries, provide services to over 30,000 pets each year and offer free veterinary care and other resources to pets of people who need them most.
Anisa International, a global leader in the design and creation of unique beauty tools and solutions, recognizes LifeLine’s impact on the Metro Atlanta area and is proud to be a committed partner in their fight to make Atlanta a no-kill community.
“Our involvement with LifeLine Animal Project is something that is very near and dear to my heart and I’m proud to continue our support by matching their holiday donations,” said Anisa Telwar Kaicker, CEO and Founder of Anisa International and Chair of the LifeLine Board of Directors. “I encourage all Atlantans and animal lovers to consider giving back to this incredible organization this holiday season.”
LifeLine not only cares for the animals in the shelters but they place a great emphasis on serving communities in need through the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics and various outreach programs. Their newest program, Pets for Life, focuses on a door-to-door approach of building relationships to help improve the standard of care for animals and to help bridge the resource gap for communities in need.
For more information on LifeLine, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org. To help save twice the lives this season, donate, visit LifeLineAnimal.org/HolidayMatch or send a check by mail to LifeLine Animal Project, P.O. Box 15466, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Black Friday through Cyber Monday all fees on all animals will be waived at all shelters!
ATLANTA, GA – November 24, 2017 Do something different this Black Friday weekend! Skip the mall traffic, long lines and credit card bills, and adopt a lifetime of love! LifeLine Animal Project is offering fee-waived adoptions to approved adopters from Friday, Nov 24, to Mon, Nov 27, and all adoptions include the animal’s spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines, a $250 value, at no cost! The adoptions are being sponsored by Zappos.com and North Shore Animal League.
Last year, we set a record with 374 animals getting adopted! This year, we want to beat that record and see at least 380 shelter pets in new homes!
All of LifeLine Animal Project’s shelters are participating, including: DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee; Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta; LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates; and LifeLine Cat Adoption Center, 3172 E. Ponce De Leon Ave, Scottdale.
For shelter hours, phone numbers or to view animals available for adoption, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org.
ATLANTA, GA – November 9, 2017 LifeLine Animal Project has stopped using breed labels to identify dogs at its shelters, including DeKalb County Animal Services, Fulton County Animal Services and the LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel. Instead, the organization is helping potential adopters learn about each dog by focusing on the dog’s personality, behavior and how well he or she fits into their lifestyle to create better matches for adopters and dogs.
According to numerous studies, including one in The Veterinary Journal, breed labels are frequently inaccurate and have negative impacts such as breed discrimination and a higher rate of dogs being returned to shelters. One reason why breeds are so often mislabeled, is because only one percent of a dog's DNA determines how the dog will physically look, so there is no accurate way to assess the dog’s breed without papers or a DNA test.
LifeLine believes that a dog’s label or physical appearance is not an indication of their personality, their behavior, or their suitability for a particular adoption placement, and that removing breed labels gives potential adopters a chance to connect with a dog without being inhibited by breed. To learn more about LifeLine Animal Project, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org.
Program will expand LifeLine’s reach in supporting Atlanta’s underserved communities