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Record-setting pet adoptions over holiday weekend

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Record-setting pet adoptions over holiday weekend

Lifeline Animal Project reported a record number of adoptions over the Thanksgiving weekend. Photo provided by Lifeline Animal Project
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Lifeline Animal Project reported a record number of adoptions over the Thanksgiving weekend. Photo provided by Lifeline Animal Project

Lifeline Animal Project reported a record number of adoptions over the Thanksgiving weekend. Photo provided by Lifeline Animal Project

Lifeline Animal Project saw a record number of pet adoptions over the Thanksgiving weekend. Lifeline announced 361 animals went to new homes.

The organization, which runs DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) and Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS), offered free adoptions on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The adoptions were sponsored by Zappos.com.

Lifeline said in a press release that employees were touched seeing so many pets find homes.

“We asked the Atlanta community to step up and adopt, and in our wildest dreams, we never thought they would turn out in such large numbers to adopt and save lives,” LifeLine Animal Project FCAS Director Lara Hudson is quoted as saying. “The employees here were so moved by seeing 109 pets adopted on Black Friday, that there was hardly a dry eye in the shelter at the end of the day. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support and know that with their support, LifeLine can achieve its goal of being no-kill by the end of 2016.”

Lifeline noted that more than 600 animals remain at the shelters. It’s extending the free adoption promotion of all dogs more than 25 pounds and all cats through December 31. This applies to DCAS and FCAS, as well as Lifeline’s Avondale Estates shelter and its Cat Adoption Center.

Free adoption includes the pet’s spay/neuter, microchip and initial vaccines.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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