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Now at full capacity, LifeLine Animal Shelter seeking emergency foster homes

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Now at full capacity, LifeLine Animal Shelter seeking emergency foster homes


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After weeks of gaining more animals, LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters are now completely full and out of space, prompting an urgent call for emergency foster homes.

According to a LifeLine press release, DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) currently has over 500 dogs and 200 cats, while Fulton County Animal Services has over 400 dogs and 114 cats. Additionally, 40 to 60 new animals are expected to arrive at both shelters today.


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According to LifeLine, intake levels have been soaring throughout the summer season as some pet owners give up or even abandon their pets.

On Wednesday, a UPS driver saw an emaciated dog be tossed out of a car into the old DCAS parking lot on Memorial Drive, LifeLine said. Two onlookers brought the dog into LifeLine’s facility, where they named the dog Benjamin and have helped him recover.

“As open-intake facilities, our DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters take in abused and neglected animals like Bejamin regularly, because we don’t turn any animal away,” LifeLine said.

The shelter has selected dogs for the emergency foster program who are friendly, get along with other dogs, and are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

All of the ready-to-adopt shelter dogs (those who have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated as indicated on their green kennel cards) at both shelters are fee-waived throughout the month.

Those interested in fostering can be long-term or short-term foster homes. For those who cannot foster but want to help, the shelter is in need of supplies like crates, leashes and collars, which can be dropped off at FCAS, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, or DCAS, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, or donated to the shelters’ Wish Lists on Amazon: DCAS or FCAS.

To sign up for the emergency foster program, please go here.

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