ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

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LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT OFFERING $20 ADOPTIONS ON ALL DOGS OVER 20 LBS.

LifeLine aims to encourage adoptions as shelter intake increases

 As summer heats up, so does the number of pets entering Atlanta’s shelters.  During May, an average of 49 animals per day have entered LifeLine Animal Project’s Fulton and DeKalb County Animal Services shelters (combined), with the vast majority being lost pets. To help encourage adoptions, LifeLine is offering $20 adoptions from June 1 to 13 on all dogs over 20 lbs. All dogs will also be vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered, a $300+ value, at no additional cost!

Although it’s not unusual for shelters to experience an increased intake during warmer months, the increase in adoptions and foster homes during the pandemic offered shelters a reprieve in 2020.  “Last year at this time, people were stepping up in droves to adopt and foster animals,” says Fulton County Animal Services Shelter Director Lara Hudson. “We knew adoptions would slow down at some point, so we are hopeful that the community will take advantage of our terrific $20 promotion and bring a best friend home while freeing up needed space at our shelters.”

Choose from hundreds of wonderful dogs at the LifeLine Community Animal Center, Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services shelters who are ready to join a loving family! To view adoptable dogs, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org/adopt.