DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY, GA – LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb and Fulton animal shelters are fully full, and association leaders are issuing an emergency appeal to help find homes for some of its adoptable dogs and cats.
Last week (June 10-16), more than 400 animals arrived at the county’s two animal shelters, according to a statement from LifeLine. As a result, LifeLine is hosting an emergency adoption event this week, aiming to find homes for 250 pets in five days.
The event takes place From Wednesday to Sunday June 27. All adoption fees are waived during this period. Pets will also be sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated at no additional cost – worth more than $ 300, according to the release.
Fulton County Animal Services has 226 adoptable animals and DeKalb County Animal Services has 370. DCAS Director Kerry Moyers-Horton said community support is vital in saving lives.
âThe community has grown considerably during the pandemic and has helped us clean up shelters during uncertain times,â Moyers-Horton said in the statement. “We are counting on their incredible support to help save even more lives.”
All LifeLine shelters participate in adoptions free of charge. Here’s where they are:
- DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee
- Fulton County Animal Services, 860, boul. Marietta. Northwest, Atlanta
- LifeLine Community Animal Center, 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta
Adoption hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all three locations.
“This is the first time in over a year that we have had four dogs per race due to space issues,” said Lara Hudson, FCAS director, in the statement. âIn addition to saving lives, adoptions will also help alleviate some of the overcrowding. “
Other ways to ease the burden on our shelters include placement, volunteering, and giving. To see adoptable animals or to learn more about other ways to help, visit LifeLineAnimal.org.