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LifeLine Animal Project Holds Emergency Adoption Event In Fulton County June 15 & 16

Dozens of dogs relocated to old shelter during painting project as intake numbers swell

ATLANTA, GA – (June 14, 2024) LifeLine Animal Project, which manages shelters in Fulton and DeKalb counties, is offering free dog adoptions at its former Fulton shelter location at 860 Marietta Blvd NW in Atlanta this Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 12pm to 5pm. Due to a spike in shelter intake amid a four-month painting project at its current location at Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) on Fulton-Industrial Blvd, more than 60 dogs have been temporarily relocated to Fulton’s old facility.

For the past few months all LifeLine Animal Project shelters, including two in DeKalb County, have struggled to maintain humane housing numbers. This despite extending shelter hours and posting weekly updates on social media asking for the public’s help. When those target capacity goals cannot be met, difficult euthanasia decisions have to be made
to create space for other animals in need.

Here is the rolling breakdown for our county shelters this week:

  • Fulton County Animal Services (new shelter)
    Current: 360+
    Target: 325

  • Dekalb County Animal Services
    Current: 518
    Target: 477

  • Fulton County Animal Services (old shelter)
    Current: 50+
    Target: 0

“It’s imperative that we find homes for these animals. We simply cannot do this lifesaving work without the help of our community,” says FCAS Director Audrey Shoemaker. “Even if you can help just one animal by opening your home temporarily, it makes a huge difference.

In addition to the free adoption event at the old FCAS building, LifeLine’s “Free Dog Friday” promotion returns this summer for the second year in a row. You can adopt a dog from any LifeLine Animal Project shelter every Friday through August 30, 2024, free of charge. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and microchip. That’s more than $300 worth of services free of charge.

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

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