RECORD SETTING 374 ADOPTIONS OVER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT’S SHELTERS

$25 Adoptions throughout December on Dogs over 25 lbs. and Cats

ATLANTA, GA — (December 1, 2016) Christmas came early for employees of LifeLine Animal Project, the managing organization for DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) and Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS). The non-profit saw a record number of homeless pets find their forever families over Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend.  374 shelter animals found new homes during the fee-waived adoption promotion, sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society and Zappos.com. In the spirit of the holidays, LifeLine is seeking more happy endings and offering $25 adoptions on all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats during its “Give Joy” promotion throughout December.

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LifeLine Animal Project employee in front of empty cages.

The Community Responded

According to LifeLine Animal Project FCAS Director Lara Hudson, LifeLine cannot thank Atlanta enough for all of the support they received. “We asked the Atlanta community to step up and adopt, and the community responded by turning out in large numbers and even surpassing the amazing results we had last year! To say we are grateful is an understatement,” she says.

Hardly A Dry Eye In The Shelter

LifeLine DCAS Director Kerry Moyers-Horten says employees were overjoyed with the Black Friday/Cyber Monday results. “The employees here were so moved by seeing so many pets adopted, that there was hardly a dry eye in the shelter by the close of Cyber Monday. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support and hope it continues throughout December.”

December “Give Joy” Holiday Pet Adoption Promotion

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All of LifeLine’s shelters are participating in the December Give Joy promotion, including: DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS), Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS), LifeLine’s Dog House & Kitty Motel and LifeLine’s Cat Adoption Center. The $25 adoption includes the pet’s spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines – a $300 value at no cost. To view animals available for adoption, for adoption rates, or for the shelters’ addresses and phone numbers, please visit www.dekalbanimalservices.com, www.fultonanimalservices.com or www.lifelineanimal.org.

About LifeLine Animal Project

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, as well as a private rehabilitative shelter and two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics. LifeLine cares for over 27,000 animals annually and has performed over 100,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to date, including surgeries for 30,000 stray/feral cats through Catlanta, metro Atlanta’s first and largest trap-neuter-return program. Outreach programs focus on improving the standard of care for animals in the community and preventing pet overpopulation. For more information, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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