Atlanta shelters waiving fees for 'Clear the Shelter' event

- Animal shelters around the metro Atlanta area need your help to "Clear the Shelter" Saturday, and they're waiving fees for many of the poor pets who need forever homes.

“We are currently housing over 1,100 homeless dogs and cats at our DeKalb and Fulton County shelters, so adoptions are crucial to saving lives,” LifeLine spokesperson Karen Hirsch said.

In a press release, Lifeline Animal Project said they have over 40 to 60 animals entering the shelters per day, and they need space for these homeless pets.

“Adopting a pet not only saves the life of that pet, but also makes space for another homeless animal to take its place, so adopters can feel good about essentially saving two lives,” Hirsch said. 

Saturday, Lifeline is waiving the fees for all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats. Every adopted animal will also receive a free spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations.

The shelters participating in Saturday's event include:

  • ‚ÄčLifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • LifeLine Cat Adoption Center, 3172 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, 8 a.m. - 5p.m.
  • DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

You can visit LifeLine's website for more information on this and other events.

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