With the generous support of Anisa International, LifeLine Animal Project has dramatically improved the curb appeal of our Fulton County shelter. The animals at the shelter now have a special meet-and-greet area and a total renovation of the outdoor runs!
“These renovations provide even more interaction between families and our animals, helping to increase adoptions and save-rates,” said Rebecca Guinn, CEO of LifeLine Animal Project. “Donations to our mission fund the innovative programming implemented at Fulton County Animal Services and accelerate our goal to make Atlanta a no-kill city by the end of 2016.”
At the FCAS meet-and-greet yard, those looking to adopt can now bring children and pets to meet potential adoptees in a safe, controlled environment. The new outdoor run yards provide more than 600 feet of fresh exercise space for dogs at the shelter, increasing time outdoors and physical activity.
LifeLine's Fulton Shelter Director Lara Hudson said, "When people drive by they see LifeLine employees and volunteers playing with our dogs. New visitors have told me that they never noticed that we were an animal shelter before!"
The new sidewalks allow easy access, while drainage prevents flooding during rain storms. The results are a neater, cleaner, healthier shelter for LifeLine's homeless pets.
Lara said, "Some of our residents are court case holds or are otherwise not available for immediate adoption. These yards allow the dogs to get fresh, outdoor time that means a great deal to them."
Underbrush between the two sections adjacent to Marietta Boulevard has been cleared to make a mulched, large, natural yard for fast running and a clear view to the dogs in the yards.
“LifeLine is significantly impacting our community with an 85 percent save-rate for animals in the shelter,” said Anisa Telwar Kaicker, President of Anisa International and LifeLine Board Chair. “Supporting LifeLine’s mission helps drive passionate, progressive solutions for animals in their care.”
“LifeLine’s work with FCAS is making a difference in Fulton County,” said Dr. John Eaves, Fulton County Chairman. “Through the generous and consistent support of partners and the community, access to quality adoption and other animal services is dramatically decreasing the population of homeless animals in our community.”