In late June, two shelters associated with LifeLine Animal project – a nonprofit adoption organization – asked for help finding homes for 250 pets in five days. They had received more than 400 animals in the span of a week, and needed to find homes for them quickly.
They ended up surpassing their goal by more than 100 adoptions.
“Our goal was 250 animals adopted, and we had 400,” LifeLine Public Relations Director Karen Hirsch said. “It’s just amazing.”
The summer usually brings higher numbers of lost animals to shelters, and Dekalb and Fulton County Animal Services are no exception. Hirsch said in March of 2020, 463 animals were brought to the DeKalb Shelter, while June, July and August saw 753, 719 and 811. At the Fulton County shelter, 464 animals were brought in March of 2020, compared to 582, 524 and 660 for June, July and August.