Friday, May 23, 2014

Adopt a dog or cat this Memorial weekend

Our local shelters need your help...


ATLANTA, GA -- (May 23, 2014)  Warmer weather has brought an influx of animals to Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) and DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS), and the shelters are overrun with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. To save lives and encourage adoptions, FCAS is waiving the adoption fee on all adoptable animals from Friday, May 23, to Monday, May 26!  Similarly, DCAS is offering reduced adoption fees of only $20 for dogs over six months and $10 for cats over six months until the end of May.  Adoption counselors will be on hand to ensure the animals are being placed in good homes.

According to FCAS Director Lara Hudson, her shelter is beyond its comfortable capacity. “This shelter was originally designed to house only 80 animals at a time, but can comfortably house about 250,” says Lara. “Today we are housing 350 dogs and cats, so we are asking the community to step in and save lives by adopting dogs and cats free of charge.”

DCAS Shelter Director Susan Feingold says that besides needing the public to adopt their wonderful dogs and cats, they also need help fostering underage kittens.  “We’ve had so many kittens too young to adopt come into our shelter that would do much better in foster homes,” she says.  “The public can help us by fostering kittens for a few weeks.”

Adopters at both FCAS and DCAS will receive a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $200 value.  To view animals available for adoption, or for the shelter’s address and phone number, please visit the shelter or visit  for FCAS or for DCAS.

About Fulton County Animal Services
Managed by LifeLine Animal Project, Fulton County Animal Service’s mission is to provide a humane environment for Fulton County’s homeless pets while placing them into loving, permanent homes, and to end pet overpopulation by promoting spay/neuter, advocating for life-saving public policy, increasing public awareness of homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership. For more information, please visit

About DeKalb County Animal Services
Managed by LifeLine Animal Project, DeKalb County Animal Services provides humane care for animals at the shelter, veterinary care, pet adoptions, pet reclaim services, volunteer opportunities, foster care, and rescue group coordination.  To learn more, please visit