Canine Flu Emergency Funds Needed
On December 24, 2022, we received confirmation that dogs living at our Fulton County Animal Services shelter had tested posted for Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2). Shortly thereafter we received positive test results at our DeKalb County Animal Services shelter and the LifeLine Community Animal Center. This outbreak struck at a time when our teams and resources were already stretched thin due to the space crisis in our shelters. Donations are especially needed during this difficult time as we continue to treat animals in need. Your support is crucial to our ability to provide the staffing, medications and resources necessary to face this head on.
In a matter of days, we also opened our LifeLine Midtown location which will serve to accommodate intake of any new community animals and serve as a pop up dog adoption center. Properly staffing and outfitting this temporary shelter large enough to accommodate dog intake from all of Atlanta will cost tens of thousands of dollars. Minimally, we anticipate needing to sustain these protocols for at least two months to contain the outbreak.
Please make a donation below to help provide the resources needed to care for our community’s dogs and navigate this crisis.
Every dollar raised helps us care for 40,000 animals each year in our shelters, clinics and communities. Every donation, no matter the size, helps provide care for more animals and supports the programs that help keep pets out of the shelters and with the families who love them!
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