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1066 England – Dogs called Bullenbeissers were trained to hold down bulls. This eventually led to the “sport” of bull baiting and is thought to be where the terms “Pit Bull dog” and “Bulldog” originated. Bullenbeissers were then bred with Terriers, producing an intelligent and strong dog.

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When LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) shelter received 304 birds from a hoarding case recently, we knew we needed a special person to manage the birds’ recovery and ongoing care while the court case was pending.

This person had to be an expert in bird care and rehabilitation, have experience managing volunteers, and able to put their current life on hold while they cared for the birds. We found this person in Wendy Wass who was initially brought in by DeKalb County Animal Services Enforcement for a week to care for the birds. LifeLine asked her to stay on as a contractor, and thankfully, she agreed to do so.

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October is #AdoptAShelterDog Month and, we couldn't be more excited! With an average of 40 dogs entering each of our county shelters each day, it's more important than ever to choose to adopt.

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If you need more reasons to adopt or foster your next pet, LifeLine Animal Project has them.  In fact, we have 800 of them at each of our county shelters.  

Last month, we took in over 1600 pets at our DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters combined!  And each one of those sweet animals deserves a loving home.

Join us this November 5th for Healthy Pets DeKalb!


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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.

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