Monday, May 26, 2008

Lifeline Animal Project



"LifeLine Animal Project is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization working on collaborative solutions to end pet overpopulation and stop the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta animal shelters. LAP’s focus is to promote the adoption of homeless pets and to initiate and support effective spay and neuter programs. The guiding principle behind all LifeLine programs is to foster cooperation between the more than 150 companion animal rescue groups, humane societies, and county animal control agencies serving greater Atlanta.

Founded in 2002, LifeLine began offering new forums for homeless pet adoption, including the searchable “virtual” shelter on the Internet, AtlantaPets.org, where LAP strived to include every cat and dog available for adoption in the metro Atlanta area. More than 70 organizations participate in the AtlantaPets.org site. LifeLine's "Project Pawprint" reaches out to animal control shelters to help publicize animals whose lives are endangered. LifeLine volunteers visit shelters weekly to photograph shelter animals and include them in the AtlantaPets.org online database of animals available for adoption.

In 2003, LAP continued its commitment to collaboration with the opening of the LAP Dog House and Kitty Motel, a boarding facility for homeless dogs and cats in area rescue and adoption programs. The LAP Dog House and Kitty Motel also house animals in LifeLine's rehabilitation and adoption program, which focuses on shelter animals needing additional veterinary care or behavioral training before they can be adopted. Additionally, LifeLine operates Catlanta, a feral and stray cat assistance program which supports trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts."

3 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I love hearing about such great groups! I foster many homeless animals myself. Great site.

Sweet Tea said...

Thank you for commenting and thank you even more for fostering homeless animals.

Forest said...

These groups are very very important.

I know many breeders would be out of a job but I wish the governments could stop breeding until 50-70% of these animals were housed.