LifeLine purchased a building and took the first steps towards our dream of opening a Community Animal Center in Atlanta. Through management of the county shelters and hard work in the communities, LifeLine was able to uncover many of the root causes for pet homelessness. We began to bridge the deficits in the systems and city with programs to support animals and the humans who love them. LifeLine’s Community Animal Center will expand that support even further by offering not only an adoption center, but also a full service, low-cost veterinary clinic.
As you may know, we started our journey in a small building in Avondale Estates that now houses an adoption center and our Spay & Neuter Clinic. We have since outgrown that home and need a much bigger space to pull more adoptable animals from the shelters and provide expanded veterinary care services for the animals in our community.
Through a capital campaign, we have raised over $3 Million dollars from generous donors to phenomenal organizations and foundations like the Petco Foundation and PetSmart Charities. With even more support, we are hoping for a grand opening this year.
Our future home! The new building is located near Spaghetti Junction in Atlanta.
With paint added and some cabinets installed, it is much easier to see the finish line. These photos show the future dog housing room, cat adoption room, and clinic exam rooms!
LifeLine's founders, Rebecca Guinn and Sharon Eikey, taking a tour with the construction team as the Community Animal Center is coming together.
The layout is coming together and the LifeLine Community Animal Center is on its way to becoming a safe haven and much-needed resource for Atlanta's animals.
We turned the effort over to the professionals who began the hard work of clearing out the space.
In order to officially kick things off, the LifeLine team decided to take construction matters into their own hands. See what happened when we grabbed a sledgehammer!
It is hard to imagine that this space will turn into a safe haven for so many homeless animals and a lifeline for those that need affordable vet care. We can't wait to share the journey with you!
Stay tuned here for progress updates, pictures, and ways you can help us build this lifeline for Atlanta's pets.