Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Adopt a pet!

Ring in the New Year with a New Pet from DeKalb County Animal Services and LifeLine will Waive the Adoption Fee!

Shelter Offering Free Adoptions During the Month of January
ATLANTA, GA -- (January 5, 2015)  LifeLine Animal Project, the nonprofit that manages DeKalb County Animal Services, invites you to adopt a pet for FREE!  Through our “Ring in the New Year with a New Pet” promotion at DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS), you may adopt any dog, puppy, cat or kitten for no charge!  All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and more – services with a retail value of over $200!  As always, potential adopters will be screened to ensure the animals go to good homes. 

According to DCAS Shelter Director Susan Feingold, the goal of the promotion is to increase the number of shelter animals who will find homes this year.  “Free adoptions tend to create a buzz of excitement and bring more people into shelters,” she says.  “According to numerous studies, fee-waived promotions increase adoptions without compromising the quality of care that the animals receive.” 

Whatever your needs, likes or limitations, there is a pet (or two) at DCAS right now that is perfect for your household.  For adoption hours, location and pictures of available animals, 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
About LifeLine Animal Project
Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters, promote animal welfare and prevent pet overpopulation in metro Atlanta. As the managing organization for DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine has dramatically increased adoption rates and decreased euthanasia rates by more than half at both shelters.  The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 80,000 surgeries to date, and its own rehabilitative, no-kill shelter. Other outreach efforts include its Catlanta trap-neuter-return program, the first and largest in metro Atlanta, for stray and feral cats.  For more information, please visit