County Animal Shelter Takes In 40 To 60 Animals A Day!


clear the shelter, pet adoption event



All dogs over 25 lbs and all cats qualify for fee-waived adoptions! 

ATLANTA, GA – (August 13, 2018)   As shelter intake continues to soar with over 40-to-60 animals entering per day, LifeLine Animal Project hopes to attract hundreds of potential adopters during their “Clear the Shelter” fee-waived event this Saturday, August 18, at all of their four shelters.  All dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats are eligible for fee-waived adoptions, and each adopted animal will receive a free spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations!  Potential adopters will be screened to ensure pets go to loving homes.

“We are currently housing over 1,100 homeless dogs and cats at our DeKalb and Fulton County shelters, so adoptions are crucial to saving lives,” says LifeLine Spokesperson Karen Hirsch. “Adopting a pet not only saves the life of that pet, but also makes space for another homeless animal to take its place, so adopters can feel good about essentially saving two lives.”

Participating shelters include:

LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates, Sat, 9am – 5pm

LifeLine Cat Adoption Center3172 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, Sat, 8am – 5pm

DeKalb County Animal Services3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, Sat, 11am – 6pm

Fulton County Animal Services860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, Sat, 11am – 6pm

National Dog Day Celebration

In addition to the Clear the Shelter event, LifeLine will be celebrating National Dog Day the  following weekend on Sunday, August 26th, at SweetWater Brewing Company. SweetWater will donate one dollar of every pint sold on Saturday to LifeLine, and customers will receive a souvenir pint glass, a tour of the brewery and get to meet a few shelter dogs too.  Flywheel Sports will also be offering a noon FlyBarre class at Sweetwater with lunch provided by Recess at Krog Street Market, and all proceeds going to LifeLine!

For more information on either event, please visit


A nonprofit founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project provides lifesaving solutions to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. LifeLine manages DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, where it has increased adoptions by 300 percent and operates a private rehabilitative shelter and two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics. LifeLine provides services to over 30,000 animals annually and has performed nearly 20,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to date, including 37,720 stray/feral cats through its Community Cat program, metro Atlanta’s first and largest trap-neuter-return program. LifeLine’s community outreach improves the standard of care for animals in the community and helps prevent pet overpopulation. For more information, please visit or follow LifeLine on Facebook and Twitter. 

WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.