Photo provided by LifeLine
By Katrina Junkin
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has offered to cover the cost of all adoptions at LifeLine’s three shelters Thursday, December 2, through Sunday, December 5, a press release said.
All adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated at no additional cost. Participating shelters include Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta; DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee; and the LifeLine Community Animal Center, 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta.
According to LifeLine’s Chief Development Officer Jennifer Eddy, the donor’s gift comes at a critical time.
“Unusually high November intake rates, fewer adoptions and staffing shortages have created the perfect storm at our shelters,” says Jennifer. “We hope that this committed donor’s generous gift will incentivize those interested in adopting to do so this weekend to help alleviate the space crisis at our shelters.”
There are currently 529 animals at DeKalb County Animal Services, including 429 Dogs and 100 Cats. Fulton County Animal Services has 270 animals, including 250 dogs and 20 cats. The Fulton County shelter was originally built to hold 80 dogs but can comfortably house 150. Adopters and fosters are urgently needed.
To adopt a pet and save a life, please visit any of LifeLine Animal Project’s shelters. To view available animals or shelter hours and more information, visit LifeLineAnimal.org/adopt. Those unable to adopt can also help by fostering for any amount of time. Please visit LifeLineAnimal.org/foster to learn more and sign up.
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