Lifeline Animal Project will waive adoption fees at the DeKalb and Fulton County public shelters, according to the AJC.
The public animal shelters in DeKalb and Fulton counties took in about 500 dogs and cats since last week, prompting officials to waive adoption fees through this Sunday, Nov. 3.
The waiver is estimated to be a $300 value, and includes the pet’s spay/neutering, a microchip and vaccinations, according to LifeLine Animal Project, a nonprofit that manages animal services for the two counties.
“LifeLine Animal Project is issuing an urgent plea for Atlantans to adopt or foster from their shelters,” the statement said.
Kerry Moyers-Horton, the shelter director in DeKalb, said the majority of the intakes are strays. Intake typically decreases in October, she said, so “we aren’t sure why so many are entering the shelter now. Putting ID on your pet, including a microchip and tag, is one of the best ways to prevent them from becoming a stray.”
“If you’re looking to adopt a pet, now is truly the time. And if you can’t adopt, consider fostering, even for just a few weeks, to also save lives,” Fulton Shelter Director Lara Hudson said in a statement.
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