As the managing organization of the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter since 2013, LifeLine Animal Project implements a holistic approach to address the multiple causes of shelter overpopulation in DeKalb County. Our management has resulted in lifesaving at unprecedented rates.
DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement has two divisions:
The Animal Services Division is managed by LifeLine Animal Project and encompasses all operations at DeKalb County’s animal shelter. LifeLine provides humane care for the animals at the DeKalb shelter, veterinary care including spay/neuters, pet adoptions, animal reclaims, volunteer opportunities, foster opportunities and rescue group coordination.
The DeKalb shelter is an open admission shelter with an average intake of 30 new animals each day. We welcome adopters and rescue groups to our facility to support our efforts.
LifeLine also offers resources and programs to keep pets in their owner’s care and reduce overpopulation. LifeLine has trained personnel at DeKalb to help struggling owners find alternatives to surrendering their pets. Programs like our Spay Neuter Impact Program (SNIP) DeKalb help prevent unwanted litters through free and reduced-cost spay/neuter services offered at the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics. Much of this work is largely funded by donations from our generous supporters.
The Enforcement Division is managed separately by the DeKalb County Police Department. This division enforces local and state laws regarding animals including handling complaints about animals, rabies control, vicious and dangerous animals and cruelty or neglect of animals.