Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Free adoptions at DeKalb Animal Services

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Twice as Many Animal Entering the Shelter, Prompt LifeLine Animal Project to Offer Fee-Waived Adoptions throughout June!

ATLANTA, GA -- (June 1, 2015) – Looking for a great way to cool off this summer?  LifeLine Animal Project invites you to “Beat the Heat” by coming into DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) for a cool adoption special.  Throughout June, all dogs and cats six months and over may be adopted for FREE. Dogs must also weigh at least 25 lbs. to qualify.  Adopters will receive a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $250 value – for no cost.  Adoption counselors will be on hand to ensure the animals are being placed in good homes.

LifeLine’s DCAS Shelter Director Susan Feingold says that offering fee-waived adoptions is a great way to increase adoption rates. “With summer here, twice as many animals are coming into the shelters as usual, and 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.”

To see pictures of available animals at DCAS, please visit www.dekalbanimalservices.com.

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 www.dekalbanimalservices.com.

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, it’s own no-kill cat shelter and a 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 www.lifelineanimal.org.

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Karen Hirsch | Public Relations Director
LifeLine Animal Project
678.469.8675 | LifeLineAnimal.org