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Statistics

LifeLine By The Numbers

LifeLine continues to lead the way in Atlanta to end unnecessary shelter euthanasia. Through lifesaving initiatives at our DeKalb and Fulton County animal shelters and through holistic outreach efforts, we work to prevent animal homelessness and provide communities in need with support and pet resources.

The challenge of saving lives belongs to all of us. And when we all work together, the animals win. Let’s make Atlanta a lifesaving city. Are you in?

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2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

* This data reflects operations at our two county shelters: Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services.

pets entered our shelters
0
pets adopted into loving homes
0
pets reunited with their families
0
pets transferred to rescue partners
0
cats trap-neuter-returned
0
Lifesaving Rate 88.7%

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.

2024 MONTHLY STATS
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake6135771,190
Adoptions262320582
Returned to Home8767154
Transferred to Rescue190105295
Died151126
Euthanized5261113
Trap-Neuter-Return279
Total Outcomes6165831,199
Lifesaving Rate88.6%86.3%87.5%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5644971,061
Adoptions249317566
Returned to Home8564149
Transferred to Rescue204101305
Died3912
Euthanized4068108
Trap-Neuter-Return21517
Total Outcomes5915821,173
Lifesaving Rate92.1%84.0%88.3%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake6155441,159
Adoptions245301546
Returned to Home10378181
Transferred to Rescue188152340
Died21012
Euthanized6252114
Trap-Neuter-Return134
Total Outcomes6066081,214
Lifesaving Rate89.5%87.8%88.7%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake6406391,279
Adoptions279293572
Returned to Home6697163
Transferred to Rescue207173380
Died61319
Euthanized4465109
Trap-Neuter-Return31013
Total Outcomes6126661,278
Lifesaving Rate92.0%87.4%89.7%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake7778081,585
Adoptions279297576
Returned to Home88

124

212
Transferred to Rescue124190314
Died121527
Euthanized6783150
Trap-Neuter-Return61521
Total Outcomes5807271,307
Lifesaving Rate89.8%87.7%88.7%
ANNUAL TOTALS

* This data reflects operations at our two county shelters: Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services.

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Intake
16,261
16,179
13,329
15,041
13,159
15,064
Adoptions
6,287
7,580
6,904
6,822
5,306
7,434
Returned to Home
2,030
2,276
1,809
2,041
1,791
1,868
Transferred to Rescue
4,731
4,207
3,654
3,641
3,550
3,812
Died
455
336
249
297
229
370
Euthanized
1,632
1,129
583
721
779
1,232
Trap-Neuter-Return
592
680
528
643
271
159
Total Outcomes
15,983
16,399
14,788
14,970
12,081
15,095
Lifesaving Rate
86.4%
90.6%
93.3%
92.8%
92.0%
88.7%

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