Statistics

LifeLine By The Numbers

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

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

0
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
Lifesaving Rate 92.8%

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.

2022 MONTHLY STATS
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5076391,146
Adoptions215302517
Returned to Home7885163
Transferred to Rescue151153304
Died71017
Euthanized321850
Trap-Neuter-Return172744
Total Outcomes5056041,109
Lifesaving Rate91.9%95.6%93.9%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake4645531,017
Adoptions192268460
Returned to Home8392175
Transferred to Rescue106156262
Died4711
Euthanized252348
Trap-Neuter-Return104454
Total Outcomes4226041,026
Lifesaving Rate93.7%93.6%93.6%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5735261,099
Adoptions220260480
Returned to Home10885193
Transferred to Rescue142141283
Died4711
Euthanized352358
Trap-Neuter-Return93544
Total Outcomes5205601,080
Lifesaving Rate93.2%93.1%93.2%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5025991,101
Adoptions208168376
Returned to Home9073163
Transferred to Rescue109161270
Died71320
Euthanized303767
Trap-Neuter-Return51722
Total Outcomes455480935
Lifesaving Rate92.5%90.8%91.5%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5364731,009
Adoptions231192423
Returned to Home9445139
Transferred to Rescue140185325
Died21820
Euthanized344074
Trap-Neuter-Return11213
Total Outcomes5104971,007
Lifesaving Rate93.0%87.6%90.4%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake6324691,101
Adoptions200225425
Returned to Home8754141
Transferred to Rescue14874222
Died71623
Euthanized422668
Trap-Neuter-Return099
Total Outcomes494417911
Lifesaving Rate92.1%89.9%91.2%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake7756331,408
Adoptions278212490
Returned to Home7159130
Transferred to Rescue27094364
Died91423
Euthanized352863
Trap-Neuter-Return41923
Total Outcomes6754321,107
Lifesaving Rate94.1%92.9%93.6%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake6936841,377
Adoptions266179445
Returned to Home9754151
Transferred to Rescue29272364
Died61925
Euthanized523688
Trap-Neuter-Return01818
Total Outcomes7233951,118
Lifesaving Rate91.2%91.9%91.6%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5085631,071
Adoptions228259487
Returned to Home6683149
Transferred to Rescue204154358
Died121224
Euthanized442468
Trap-Neuter-Return41418
Total Outcomes5725291,101
Lifesaving Rate88.5%93.6%91.2%
ANNUAL TOTALS

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

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Intake
16,675
16,261
16,179
13,329
15,041
Adoptions
6,418
6,287
7,580
6,904
6,822
Returned to Home
1,897
2,030
2,276
1,809
2,041
Transferred to Rescue
4,689
4,731
4,207
3,654
3,641
Died
543
455
336
249
297
Euthanized
1,865
1,632
1,129
583
721
Trap-Neuter-Return
594
592
680
528
643
Total Outcomes
16,225
15,983
16,399
14,788
14,970
Lifesaving Rate
84.8%
86.4%
90.6%
93.3%
92.8%

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