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County Animal Services

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.

Fluffy dog and a young girl in front of a shelter
Fulton County Animal Services

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 working to achieve and sustain no-kill rates and ensuring that every healthy and treatable animal who comes into our care finds their happy ending.

  • Adoption

    We have hundreds of wonderful dogs and cats for adoption, every day, in foster homes and at the shelter!

  • Pet Resources & Assistance

    LifeLine at Fulton County Animal Services is committed to partnering with our community. Our trained caseworkers work with Fulton County pet owners in need. We help find resources and solutions to keep pets with the people who love them. We also facilitate pet reunions and assist community members who have found a pet, need to give up a pet, or have lost a pet, including working with families to waive reclaim fees through our Home Free program.

  • Volunteer & Foster Program

    Help walk dogs, socialize cats and provide enrichment for shelter pets to keep them healthier and less stressed during their shelter stay. There are many ways you can get involved. We would love to add you to our team!

  • Field Services

    FCAS Animal Services Officers (ASOs) enforce local and state animal laws, help stray and injured animals, manage rabies control and vicious animals and deal with the cruelty or neglect of animals. ASOs also take an active role in the communities they serve, providing resources and neighborhood-based programs to support each community’s needs.

1251 Fulton Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30336
404.613.0358
FultonAnimalServices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm |
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

2012

0%
FCAS Lifesaving Rate Prior to LifeLine
2023

0%
FCAS Lifesaving Rate Under
LifeLine's Management

90% is recognized nationwide as the standard for No-Kill. LifeLine’s focus isn’t about achieving a specific number or percentage, it’s about saving every healthy and treatable animal and making decisions that are best for every individual pet that comes into care.
DeKalb County Animal Services

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 working to achieve and sustain no-kill rates and making sure that all animals who are healthy and treatable find their forever home.

  • Adoption

    We have hundreds of wonderful dogs and cats for adoption, every day, in foster homes and at the shelter!

  • Pet Resources & Assistance

    LifeLine at DeKalb County Animal Services is committed to collaborating with our community. Our trained caseworkers work with DeKalb County pet owners in need. We help find resources and solutions to keep pets with the people who love them. We also facilitate pet reunions and assist community members who have founda pet, need to give yp a pet, or have lost a pet, including working with families to waive reclaim fees through our Home Free program.

  • Volunteer & Foster Program

    Help walk dogs, socialize cats and provide enrichment for shelter pets to keep them healthier and less stressed during their shelter stay. There are many ways you can get involved. We would love to add you to our team!

  • Field Services

    The DeKalb County Animal Enforcement Division is managed separately by the DeKalb County Police Department.
    This division enforces local and state laws regarding animals including handling complaints about animals, rabies control, vicious and dangerous animals, and cruelty or neglect of animals.

The adoptions entry of DeKalb County Animal Services animal shelter.

3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
404.294.2996
DeKalbAnimalServices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm |
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

DeKalb County Animal Services Advisory Board

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm
MEETING LINK:
https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/86472253753
Password: 876607

2012

0%
DCAS Lifesaving Rate Prior to LifeLine
2023

0%
DCAS Lifesaving Rate Under LifeLine's Management

90% is recognized nationwide as the standard for No-Kill. LifeLine’s focus isn’t about achieving a specific number or percentage, it’s about saving every healthy and treatable animal and making decisions that are best for every individual pet that comes into care.

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