LifeLine Animal Project to open new animal center next monthPhoto provided by LifeLine
Early next month, LifeLine Animal Project will hold the grand opening of their new Anisa Telwar Kaicker Community Animal Center.
LifeLine, a local non-profit that manages worked to turn around the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters, named the new center after avid LifeLine supporter Anisa Telwar Kaicker, according to a LifeLine press release.
“Anisa has played an essential role in LifeLine’s growth and success,” LifeLine CEO Rebecca Guinn said. “Not only has she supported us from the beginning but, as former board chairperson, her guidance and contributions have been invaluable.”
The 25,000 square-foot facility features a full-service, low-cost veterinary clinic that is open to the public, along with an adoption center, which will increase LifeLine’s adoption capacity by 2,000 animals annually.
The building also includes a new 6,800 square-foot clinic, which will provide veterinary services like preventive care, general surgery, spay and neuter services, dental services, x-rays and labs. LifeLine currently cares for over 40,000 animals a year at its clinics, shelters and in the community, according to the organization.
“The goal of the Community Animal Center is to keep more animals from being surrendered to shelters by providing affordable wellness care upfront while helping every adoptable animal that comes into LifeLine shelters find a forever home,” the release said.
The grand opening will take place at the new center, located at 3180 Presidential Drive in Atlanta, on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include food, music, activities for all ages and raffles. Artists will also be on-site painting pictures of several shelter dogs that will be given to each dog’s new family upon adoption.
To learn more about LifeLine’s new Community Animal Center, please visit the center’s website here.