LifeLine Animal Project Awarded Fulton County Contract

DeKalb-based animal center will provide services to Fulton.

LifeLine Animal Project, based in Avondale Estates, has been awarded a substantial contract to provide services to Fulton County by the Fulton Board of Commissioners.

The non-profit, no-kill organization aids dogs and cats through its Community LifeLine program, an active outreach initiative providing services such as low-cost spaying and neutering to pet owners who might not otherwise be able to afford them.

Details of the contract are being worked out. "We are still negotiating the start date," LifeLine's Public Relations Director Karen Hirsch told Patch.

"We approach this with great gravity and responsibility," Hirsch continued. "We know that it will take the continued support of all our allies, volunteers, educators and visionaries to create a (Fulton) county animal services devoted to lifesaving." 

One of those supporters is Therra Gwyn, a former LifeLine employee and a Patch contributor. "I've seldom seen (an organization) with more heart and guts than LifeLine," she told Patch Thursday. "They simply do not give up. It's stunning. They have long experience looking at the multiple and complex issues in animal welfare and applying solutions that heal. If something doesn't work, they try another tact. If more work is needed, they do more work. I love this about them."

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