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The LifeLine Difference

LifeLine cares for 43,000 animals a year in our shelters, clinics and communities. With innovative programs and solutions, LifeLine has transformed Atlanta into a lifesaving city for lost pets and shelter animals. In 2013, we were awarded the contracts to manage the two formerly high-kill shelters, Fulton and DeKalb County Animal Services.  And, we are now sustaining no-kill lifesaving rates of 90% or higher at both shelters. We opened the LifeLine Community Animal Center in 2019. It has a fun adoption center, with outdoor catios and play yards. And the veterinary clinic provides high-quality, low-cost vet care to help make pet care more affordable.

LifeLine was proud to join Human Animal Support Services (HASS), a national initiative working to transform animal welfare, as a pilot partner. We believe that people shouldn’t have to give up the pets they love because of financial difficulties.  To that end, we created Community Support teams at our county shelters to help struggling pet owners keep the pets they love during difficult times. Our outreach programs and events also provide thousands of people with free veterinary care, pet food, supplies and resources.

LifeLine has performed over 140,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries at the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics, including 50,000 outdoor cats through our Community Cats Program, metro Atlanta’s first and largest Trap-Neuter-Return assistance program. If you need help with a pet, LifeLine is there to support you.

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2023 Summary

Spay/neuter surgeries at LifeLine's clinics
Pets adopted into loving homes
Lost pets reunited with their owners
Pets cared for in foster homes until adoption
Percentage of lives saved at LifeLine's open intake shelters
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*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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