Fulton Animal Services Provider Honored with National Award | Print |

Fulton County’s Animal Services provider, LifeLine Animal Project, was honored with a national “Animal Defender” award, presented by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann joined District Attorney Paul Howard in presenting the award during a ceremony on Monday, May 5, 2014, in conjunction with the 4th Annual National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference. 

 

“A year ago the Board of Commissioners made a pivotal decision to select LifeLine as Fulton County’s animal control services provider. We are on the right path, working our way to providing the best care and release rates in the state due to their good work,” said Commissioner Hausmann. “LifeLine has brought love and compassion to Fulton County Animal Control services.”

The Board of Commissioners approved a contract with LifeLine Animal Services in early 2013.  During its first year of service as Fulton County’s Animal Services provider, LifeLine has reduced the euthanasia rate by 47%.  They have secured grant resources to improve the physical facility of the animal shelter, and have worked closely with community volunteers to hold adoption and education events throughout Fulton County.

LifeLine also offers free and low-cost vaccinations and spay-neuter vouchers. In addition, they offer family counseling and community education and awareness campaigns centered on responsible pet ownership.