LifeLine Animal Project isn’t your average animal welfare organization. We take a holistic approach to improving the standard of care for animals in Atlanta through management of the county shelters, adoption programs, spay and neuter clinics and community outreach efforts.
Since taking over management of DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services in 2013, thousands of lives have been saved and adoptions have been increased by 150%!
Over 15,000 homeless animals (that's more than 40 a day!) enter our shelters each year. Our goal is that all healthy and treatable pets leave our shelters alive and find loving homes. It is a huge, continual effort to find homes for thousands of pets. How do we do it? Read more about how we’re transforming Atlanta into a no-kill community here.
LifeLine Animal Project has dealt with many different kinds of animals since taking over the DeKalb and Fulton county shelters. In addition to cats and dogs, we’ve cared for gerbils, guinea pigs, snakes, goats, pigs, horses and more, but we never imagined we’d be caring for over 300 exotic birds.
It takes a special person to adopt a senior dog, and LifeLine Animal Project Volunteer Mari Fridenmaker is one of those wonderful people.
About a year ago, Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program. Mari and her husband, Steve, love animals and wanted to be around them, but they just didn’t think they were ready to adopt or foster a dog. So when Mari learned about LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program, she thought it was the perfect alternative, and she signed up to volunteer.
Our DeKalb County kitten nursery, which is slated to open in time for kitten season, will be staffed by employees and volunteers who will bottle feed and care for the babies during two-to-three hour shifts throughout the day and night.!
LifeLine pup Socks and our Dog for the Day program were covered on Georgia Public Broadcasting's On Second Thought!
Max’s touching story is far too common. The large, homeless pet population in Atlanta is one of the reasons LifeLine Animal Project is in existence. We know it will take an entire community to change the state of welfare in our city.