High Intake Levels Prompts Fee-Waived Promotion at DeKalb County Animal Services, Fulton County Animal Services and LifeLine Animal Project
In August, DCAS took in over 756 animals and FCAS took in over 660 animals. FCAS Director Lara Hudson is optimistic that the “Fall in Love” promotion will result in many homeless pets finding their forever homes. “With 30 plus animals entering the shelter daily, we urgently need public support to help us save lives, and we're hopeful that the public will step up and adopt from us” says Lara.
LifeLine Animal Project CEO Rebecca Guinn says that offering fee-waived adoptions is a great way to increase adoption rates. “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.”
All September, adopters will receive a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $250 value – for FREE! Adoption counselors will be on hand at both shelters to ensure the animals are being placed in good homes.
To view animals available for adoption, or for the shelter’s address and phone number, please go to FCAS or DCAS or visit us online www.fultonanimalservices.com/adoptable-animals or www.dekalbanimalservices.com/adopt-a-pet.
About LifeLine Animal Project
Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is Atlanta’s leading nonprofit organization providing lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters, promote animal welfare and prevent pet overpopulation. 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 county facilities. The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 85,000 surgeries to date, its own no-kill cat shelter and a rehabilitative, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. 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.