Statistics

LifeLine By The Numbers

The challenge of saving lives and making Atlanta a no-kill community belongs to all of us. And when we all work together, the animals win. Let’s make Atlanta a no-kill, lifesaving city. Are you in?

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2021 YEAR TO DATE

* as of 9/13/2021

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 92.7%

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.

2021 MONTHLY STATS
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake7748411,615
Adoptions420437857
Returned to Home99103202
Transferred to Rescue225122347
Died173350
Euthanized593291
Trap-Neuter-Return114859
Total Outcomes8367821,618
Lifesaving Rate90.1%92.1%91.1%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake8408691,709
Adoptions309369678
Returned to Home10791198
Transferred to Rescue165136301
Died172542
Euthanized6537102
Trap-Neuter-Return225880
Total Outcomes6967281,424
Lifesaving Rate90.0%92.6%91.3%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake7618781,639
Adoptions368381749
Returned to Home8686172
Transferred to Rescue211143354
Died122032
Euthanized503888
Trap-Neuter-Return107181
Total Outcomes7577611,518
Lifesaving Rate91.5%93.2%92.4%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5748061,380
Adoptions153214367
Returned to Home8294176
Transferred to Rescue161219380
Died91928
Euthanized351853
Trap-Neuter-Return134659
Total Outcomes464496960
Lifesaving Rate92.2%93.1%92.7%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5455971,142
Adoptions227226453
Returned to Home9390183
Transferred to Rescue133125258
Died41620
Euthanized272047
Trap-Neuter-Return173451
Total Outcomes5115321,043
Lifesaving Rate94.0%93.5%93.8%
 FCASDCASTOTAL
Total Intake5075361,043
Adoptions258273531
Returned to Home11597212
Transferred to Rescue13786223
Died51015
Euthanized231740
Trap-Neuter-Return93443
Total Outcomes5555191,074
Lifesaving Rate94.2%94.9%94.6%
  FCAS DCAS TOTAL
Total Intake 452 481 933
Adoptions 186 239 425
Returned to Home 76 66 142
Transferred to Rescue 132 94 226
Died 4 9 13
Euthanized 18 22 40
Trap-Neuter-Return 4 30 32
Total Outcomes 427 466 893
Lifesaving Rate 95.1% 92.9% 94%
FCAS DCAS TOTAL
Total Intake 498 468 966
Adoptions 220 277 497
Returned to Home 87 73 160
Transferred to Rescue 160 90 250
Died 7 6 13
Euthanized 24 17 41
Trap-Neuter-Return 11 35 46
Total Outcomes 517 508 1,025
Lifesaving Rate 93.5% 94.4% 93.9%
ANNUAL TOTALS

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

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

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