All LifeLine shelter locations are currently open with safety protocols in place for our teams and visitors. For information about the outbreak happening in our shelters, including how you can support the animals recovering in our care, please visit our FAQ page.

Visit a LifeLine shelter any day in May and adopt your new best friend for just $20!
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Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
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Jabari, DCAS Animal Care Director, holding a dog

Jabari Gadsden

Director of Animal Care, DeKalb County Animal Services

Jabari Gadsden has always been dedicated to the care of animals and providing them with an awesome quality of life. He began his career in Animal Care in 2015 at a dog daycare, building his knowledge and skill set before eventually starting a small dog daycare himself in a joint venture with a veterinary clinic.

In late 2018, Jabari left his previous employment to pursue the ever-expanding opportunities LifeLine provides. He was able to quickly move through the ranks from Animal Care Supervisor to Animal Care Manager, and currently holds the title of Director of Animal Care at LifeLine’s Dekalb County Animal Services.

Jabari believes that every pet has a person or five to match them, and strives to create a community where every animal is treated with the same love and respect that he gives his own. Jabari attributes his ability to persevere in the Animal Welfare industry to his safety net, which includes his wife and daughter, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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