We believe in addressing the issues that cause so many pets to become homeless in the first place. Whether we’re providing 30 free spay/neuter surgeries a week to pets like Mary’s best friend Sol, offering free veterinary services and pet supplies at our Healthy Pets events or performing another low-cost spay or neuter at a LifeLine Spay & Neuter clinic, where we’ve performed 120,000 to date, our programs help prevent pet overpopulation and keep pets out of the shelters and with the families who love them!


Since LifeLine’s county shelters are open admissions, we don’t turn animals away. As, a result we receive an average of 40 to 60 animals per day, and take on animals like Poncho, a little dog with a collar so tightly embedded that it sliced his trachea, causing him to gasp for air and requiring emergency lifesaving surgery by our veterinarian who rebuilt his trachea. Poncho is now happily being spoiled by his forever family. We also took in 56 cats needing medical attention after they were found living in the mattresses and walls of a tiny apartment, and we rescued 97 traumatized and unsocialized dogs from the largest hoarding case we’d ever seen, requiring employees and veterinarian staff to work throughout the night assessing and caring for the fragile animals and then placing them with rescue partners or socializing them and finding them the perfect homes.


Your donation today supports programs like our Community Cat program, the first and largest Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance program in metro Atlanta. 37,000 cats that would have previously been euthanized have now been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to the communities that care for them.


While some foster parents are bottle feeding young kittens through our Kitten Sittin’ program, others may be taking a dog on adventures as a Weekend Warrior, or hosting a shelter dog for the week of Thanksgiving during Home for the Pawlidays. Our innovative foster programs help young babies thrive and give dogs a break from the shelter.  Getting out means more exposure to potential adopters, resulting in happier dogs and increased adoptions!  Additionally, our fospice (foster + hospice) program provides terminally ill shelter pets with the end-of-life-love and comfort they deserve, while they share their own life lessons with their fospice parents.  

We believe that no dog should lose their chance at a forever home due to misconceptions and myths associated with a presumed breed. So we removed all breed labels at all of our shelters and help families find the right dog for them by matching each dog with a family, based on their personality and known traits, not appearance. We even trained a shelter dog to become a service dog to dispel the myth and show that dogs should be judged as individuals.


This Georgia Gives Day, we hope you’ll support LifeLine Animal Project and all these amazing lifesaving efforts.

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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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