Our 10 Favorite Moments of 2020

It has been quite a year for the animals in our care, the staff and volunteers, and the families we were able to help. From achieving our first-ever no-kill year to starting the Stay Together Fund, we took a look back at 10 of our most favorite moments of the year and realized that we have so much to be thankful for.

It's pride month!

October is Pride month in Atlanta and though we won’t be able to march together with our community this year, we still want to celebrate diversity and inclusion in our community.

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has flown by since we opened the doors to our LifeLine Community Animal Center (CAC) last October! We were all excited about the potential lifesaving that our brand new shelter and low-cost veterinary clinic could facilitate. And while we never could have predicted what was to come when we opened, the CAC had an outstanding year and has been a steady source of happy endings during otherwise tumultuous times.

Jim Harvey and Todd Powell

Todd Powell has worked at Fulton County Animal Services for over 20 years. Fulton County Animal Services Officer Jim Harvey sat down with Todd to reflect on Todd's journey in animal welfare: from showing dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club to showing dogs in the shelter to potential adopters. "From a personal standpoint, as an animal control officer who rescues dogs from the streets on a daily basis, it is comforting to know that I am delivering them into loving hands. Though Todd may no longer show champion dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club, he is truly a champion to us in every sense of the word."

Stray Cat

When finding stray cats or kittens, our initial instinct may be to remove them from their environment and bring them indoors. But before doing that, read through our guide below to determine when it is best to leave cats and kittens where they are and when it is best to seek additional care.


Tyson happens to be our 20,000th pet served through our Pets for Life program, and is a perfect example of why we are needed in the community. Tyson is a bundle of joy, loves people and other dogs, loves going for walks, and above all... deserves to be part of a loving family with his mom, Belita. With just a little support from our program, Belita can provide all the love Tyson needs.

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! 

This week is National Volunteer Week, so we paused and reflected on the hundreds of volunteers who spend countless hours caring for our homeless pets. At LifeLine Animal Project, we are so grateful and thankful for our volunteers and acknowledge that we could not do this without them! Check out our volunteer appreciation message from our team at LifeLine.


Mika is a shining example of how volunteers can affect change! Not only has Mika helped our staff tremendously, but she has also contributed to the animal welfare sector, outside of our shelters, within her own academic research! Learn more about how Mika has contributed to LifeLine and the animal welfare sector by reading her profile below.

Rebecca Guinn

The COVID-19 crisis has only just begun, and it’s already disrupting our day-to-day lives in ways unimaginable just a few weeks ago. We are all enduring alarming and uncertain times.

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LifeLine Animal Project

Founded in 2002 and now managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine Animal Project is the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. Together, we will make Atlanta a no-kill community.

LifeLine Animal Project is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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