LifeLine has a holistic strategy to get "outside" pets fixed, off chains, inside, and kept out of animal control!
With temperatures dropping and multiple storm warnings being issued recently, LifeLine Animal Project has redoubled our efforts to keep pets dry, safe, and inside homes instead of county shelters.
When we took over management of DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) and Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS), we started responding to lots of calls from folks in need. We began providing dog houses, straw, and other simple resources for pups stuck out in the weather. We found that the vast majority of owners requesting assistance wanted help to improve their pet's quality of life. LifeLine knows from experience how inclusive outreach programs can positively affect pets and families.
This is why we created the Breaking Chains Program.
Our first step is to get every recipient's pet spayed or neutered and vaccinated through one of our low cost or subsidized programs. Besides removing backyard breeding and unwanted litters from the equation, we often find owners relieved at the removal of behavioral issues like marking and spotting, humping and fighting, and roaming. Unaltered, outdoor dogs account for 76% of bites and nearly all fatalities.
Many owners served by our program don't have sufficient fencing but want to keep their pets and kids secure. Helping to build kennels not only keeps animals safe, but they also keep our neighborhoods safe. We are also able to help provide kennels, crates, dog houses, collars, leashes, food, along with affordable spaying/neutering. We want to give pet parents the opportunity to get their pets off chains (which are illegal) and into a safe and warm environment. The more options available to pet owners in need, the fewer animals entering county shelters and the better their quality of life.
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