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LifeLine Animal Project Launches FREE DOG FRIDAY Program on June 2, Grapples with Unprecedented Overcrowding and Canine Flu

All four shelters are at critical capacity with more than 1,360 animals in-house

ATLANTA, GA – (June 1, 2023) LifeLine Animal Project, which manages four shelters throughout Fulton and Dekalb counties, will begin offering free dog adoptions on Fridays through the end of the summer starting June 2, 2023, for dogs 25 lbs or more.  All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and microchip.  That’s more than $300 worth of services free of charge.

In addition to Free DogFriday, we will be hosting two additional events at LifeLine Midtown (981 Howell Mill Road NW) this weekend, as we desperately try to find homes for hundreds of shelter animals.  Please join us for a late night Free Dog Friday Pawjama Party on June 2 from 7-9pm; and puppy parades to see the dogs on June 3rd and 4th at 11am.

For the first time in our organization’s 21-year history, all four of our shelters are operating at critical capacity.  We currently have 1,366 animals in total living at our shelters at Fulton Animal Services, DeKalb County Animal Services, LifeLine Midtown and Community Animal Center. 

Further complicating the matter is a second outbreak this year of the canine flu at our Fulton shelter, which remains under quarantine until June 7th.  LifeLine Midtown, which is currently being used to house new dog intake in the meantime, has also reached its capacity of 90 dogs.  We have run out of space to humanely house any more animals in all four of our shelters.

If you are unable to adopt an animal at this time, we urge you to consider fostering an animal in need or make a donation to support the large number of animals needing help.  If you find a healthy, lost pet in your neighborhood, please take 48 hours to help locate the animal’s owners before bringing it to your local shelter.

To view animals available for adoption or fostering at all four of our shelters, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org. 

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