LifeLine Animal Project manages the Fulton and DeKalb County Animal Services shelters, two of the largest county shelters in metro Atlanta. In addition to overseeing shelter operations in both counties, LifeLine also provides Animal Enforcement and Field Services in Fulton County.
LifeLine Animal Project began managing Fulton County Animal Services and Enforcement (FCAS) in 2013 and immediately took steps to increase lifesaving. We began partnering with rescue groups, growing our volunteer program, creatively marketing our animals and working for stiffer penalties for animal abusers. To get animals home quickly, our Animal Services Officers (ASOs) immediately began scanning stray pets for microchips in the field. They also worked to change the image of “dog catcher” to that of a valued community partner by working with residents on pet-related issues. Seeing the lack of accessible and affordable pet care and supplies in some Fulton County communities, LifeLine implemented a Pets for Life program in 2017 to provide the seven lowest-income zip codes with free veterinary care, pet supplies, transportation and resources for their pets. Today, with the help of our community, we are sustaining no-kill rates and ensuring that every healthy and treatable animal who comes into our care finds their happy ending.
FCAS Lifesaving Rate Prior to LifeLine
FCAS Lifesaving Rate Under
(90% = no-kill threshold)
LifeLine Animal Project began managing DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) in 2013 and went straight to work saving lives. We implemented new vaccination and sanitation protocols, welcomed and partnered with rescue groups and found new ways to promote and market our animals. Additionally, we implemented enrichment activities for our dogs and cats and made the shelter more welcoming for potential adopters. As much as things were improving, we still had to deal with a number of issues caused by the aging shelter we inherited. We were thrilled when DeKalb County began building a new animal shelter in 2016, and in July of 2017, DCAS moved into a brand new, 33,440 square foot facility, located in Chamblee, allowing us to expand our services and animal care. We continue to partner with DeKalb County Animal Enforcement, managed by the DeKalb County Police Department. Today, with the help of our community, we are sustaining no-kill rates and making sure that all animals who are healthy and treatable find their forever home.
DCAS Lifesaving Rate Prior to LifeLine
DCAS Lifesaving Rate Under LifeLine's Management
(90% = no-kill threshold)
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