Hosting fee-waived adoption events is one way that LifeLine is able to create a buzz of excitement, bring more people into our shelters and find more animals loving homes. We sometimes receive questions regarding the quality of adoptions at these events. However, according to numerous studies, along with our own experience, fee-waived promotions increase adoptions without compromising the quality of care that the animals receive.

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Thanks to a grant from the Petfinder Foundation, LifeLine staff member Jabari Gadsden attended a play group mentorship with Dogs Playing for Life at Austin Pets Alive! 

 Read more from Jabari about what he learned during this important mentorship: 

What to do when you find a stray animal


What do I do if I have found a stray animal? Don't panic! This seven-step guide below will walk you through what to do if you find an animal that appears to be without an owner in Atlanta. Following these steps will significantly increase the chances of reuniting the stray pet with its owner.

Pet Heat Safety


We all enjoy spending the warmer months exploring the outdoors with our favorite furry companions. But with temperatures rising very quickly, be sure not to put your pet in harms way. Check out some heat safety tips for keeping your pets cool and safe during the hot summer months.



We were so honored to team up with the men and women of Decatur Firestation #1 as we turned up the heat for shelter pets! Meet some of our local heroes as they flexed their muscles to help raise money for Atlanta's animals. Check out some more photos and behind-the-scenes footage of our fun photoshoot!

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To save lives, we rely on some of our most valuable volunteers – those that foster pets in their homes to get them out of the shelters until a forever home can be found. As we continue to ask our supporters why they are "in,” one of our loyal volunteers, Donovan, offered to talk to us about why he fosters LifeLine shelter dogs.

Donnica Smalls

Donni began volunteering with LifeLine last year and has made a remarkable impact on Atlanta's animals! From volunteering at our ATL Puppy Bowl to creating flyers to help our adoptable pups stand out, Donni is always ready to lend a helping hand. Read more about Donni below! 

Saving the lives of every healthy and treatable pet who comes into our care is a commitment in which every employee at LifeLine Animal Project believes. Belinda Bell, Director of Animal Care at Fulton County Animal Services, is so inspired by LifeLine’s dedication to saving lives that she drives 180 miles, round trip, to work at our Fulton shelter. Although she prefers to work quietly in the background, Belinda agreed to share why she makes this personal sacrifice to be part of the LifeLine team.

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The cats at our Cat Adoption Center on Ponce love Karin and Steve's weekly visits. They shower our cats with lots of love and affection, which helps them relax in their temporary home. They've even made friends with some of our shyest kitties! We're so glad to have Karin and Steve on our volunteer team! 

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Founded in 2002 and now managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine Animal Project is the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. Together, we will make Atlanta a no-kill community.

LifeLine Animal Project is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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