DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – LifeLine Animal Project staff members say there is an urgent situation inside their shelters around the Atlanta metro area, as several locations are at full capacity with hundreds of dogs in desperate need of homes. LifeLine is offering a special incentive to help these adoptable animals.
Andrea Seidl volunteers at LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb County Shelter. She adopted her first dog from the former DeKalb shelter in 2013.
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“At that point I knew when I retired I was going to be a volunteer and adopt and adopt and now I have three DeKalb dogs and a rescue,” she said.
LifeLine has more than 850 dogs awaiting adoption at all of its Atlanta-area shelters.
“At DeKalb County services specifically, we have over 550 dogs in the shelter. Our ideal housing situation is 320,” said Cheyenne Hoover, social media coordinator and photographer for LifeLine.
They hope a big adoption discount will inspire animal lovers to help reduce overpopulation.
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“Our adoption fee throughout the month is only $20,” Hoover said. “That includes neutering or neutering, microchipping and all of their vaccines.”
Hoover says the overcrowding comes from finding lost dogs.
“We brought 262 to DeKalb County alone in April,” she said.
Volunteers give shelter animals as much love and attention as possible, but prefer to take them out of overcrowded shelters and place them in loving homes.
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