ATLANTA, Ga (CW69 News at 10) – Metro Atlanta animal shelters are operating at full capacity and Lifeline Animal Project is asking for help in meeting an urgent need for dog foster homes.
Chandler Whatley loves dogs and decided to welcome one named Xena from Fulton County Animal Services. “I recently lost my longtime rescue and wanted to think of a way to give back,” Whatley said. She says it’s a good way to give the dogs at the shelter a break. “As a person, I like to take a nap and spend time alone, so it makes sense to give that to these puppies as well,” she said.
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At Lifeline Animal Project’s free adoption event last month, 400 dogs and cats found homes. Now the Fulton and DeKalb County animal shelters, which are run by Lifeline, are already back to full capacity. “You can host a dog for two weeks and save a dog’s life, and help him find a new home and feel good,” said Karen Hirsch, public relations manager for Lifeline Animal Project.
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Staff say lost pets and spring babies contribute to their high summer consumption. They say there is an urgent need for foster homes, especially for large dogs. “Dogs aren’t as stressed out in a home, so we can see what they look like and better match them with potential adopters,” Hirsch said, adding that shelters would provide veterinary care and supplies. “Even if you can’t host for two weeks, you can host for a weekend through our Weekend Warrior program, or you can host for a day. “I’m quite a busy person so the fact that it was really easy to plan it, I appreciated the efficiency and the process,” Whatley said.
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Lifeline’s goal is to place 125 dogs in foster homes over the next two weeks. For more information, click here.