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We are out of space at LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter, and the animals need your help, Atlanta!

 

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LifeLine loves the many letters and emails we receive from people about our former shelter pets! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a few of our favorite love notes with you.

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Otter spent the last year with LifeLine training to become a service dog. Last week, he headed up north to Animal Farm Foundation, who will place him with a person that needs his help. As Otter's journey with LifeLine came to a close, his trainer and foster Katie Corbett reflected on their time together. Read on for to get an inside look at Otter's year with LifeLine. 

We Need Help

Fulton County Government will be renovating the front of LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services shelter, tentatively starting at the end of this month.

 

This renovation will make the shelter a better experience for our guests, cutting down on odors and improving the overall shelter environment. Changes of this magnitude will require we find homes immediately for 50 cats and as many dogs as possible in our shelter. We currently have over 400 dogs and 72 cats and urgently need help getting animals out ASAP! Here's how you can help... 

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, no one will be more appreciative of your love than Atlanta’s shelter pets! Here are some of the helpful ways you can SHOW YOUR LOVE for them ... 

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It was spring of 2018. I had just released my debut EP and life was finally slowing down after 6 months of a grueling schedule. I found myself accomplished, but still missing something. I sat in my studio apartment on a Saturday morning, in a solemn mood, thinking of how to seize the day. I decided to walk to Piedmont Park and pray while walking. Looking for guidance, I felt I heard an inner voice tell me to get a dog.

Take our challenge and see if you can help a shelter pup find a home and a family to ring in the new year with. We have selected 20 long-term residents from our DeKalb and Fulton County shelters who need some extra help finding their forever home. 20 lucky participants will be selected and matched to one of our fantastic pups. By marketing your pup on social media, taking them out on the town for a day, and learning all about their personality, you can help a shelter dog in need find their perfect match! 

 

Westminster Dog Treat Project

The project was born from an assignment for 78 six- and seven-year-olds in the first grade at Atlanta’s Westminster School: solve a problem using resources available to you, and imagine a plan you can make happen with help from your teachers. What emerged was an entire semester chock full of learning in the areas of earth science, design thinking, internet research, art, math, branding, marketing, packaging, money handling, customer service, and social responsibility. Oh, and saving homeless animals, too!

This December, Anisa Telwar Kaicker along with her team at Anisa International, will match all donations to LifeLine Animal Project dollar for dollar - up to $50,000! We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of this generous match donation this December! Anisa is the Chair of LifeLine's Board of Directors and has been for the past five years. Find out more about this amazing leader, her dedication to animal welfare and her support for LifeLine Animal Project. 

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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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