LifeLine Animal Project

aka LifeLine Animal Project   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.LifeLineAnimal.org

Mission

LifeLine Animal Project's mission is to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in metro Atlanta shelters. At the core of our mission to end shelter euthanasia is the desire to improve the lives and standards of care for animals in our community.

LifeLine serves the metro-Atlanta area.

Ruling year info

2002

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Rebecca Guinn

Main address

3180 Presidential Drive

Atlanta, GA 30340 USA

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EIN

01-0599278

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters and is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter. From the very beginning, LifeLine has worked to assess the needs of Atlanta’s animal welfare community and provide innovative, strategic resources in support of its mission to end shelter euthanasia of homeless animals. Rather than reinforce traditional models of animal control and sheltering, which historically have not served the animals well, LifeLine has focused on community-driven approaches to neighborhood reinvestment and public safety through programs designed to increase both human and animal welfare.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics

LifeLine's two community-based Spay & Neuter Clinics are high-quality, high-volume clinics offering low-cost and no-cost services. The clinics are located in College Park and Avondale Estates.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2012, LifeLine submitted bids to manage the city of Atlanta’s two public shelters; Fulton and DeKalb County Animal Services. This decision came with the realization that, if the organization’s ultimate goal was to end euthanasia in Atlanta shelters, it needed to actually RUN those shelters and make some dramatic changes in them. LifeLine was awarded the contracts and assumed management of the two high-volume open admission shelters in 2013. At that time, only 38% of the animals at Fulton County Animal Services were getting out alive and only 60% at DeKalb County Animal services were getting out alive.

LifeLine made many widespread operational and philosophical changes to prioritize lifesaving at these facilities and in December, 2015, attained the no-kill threshold at Fulton County Animal Services for the first time! In April, 2016, the no-kill threshold was attained at DeKalb County Animal Services, again, for the first time.

LifeLine is now focused on sustaining Atlanta as a no-kill community and measures it success not only by the save rate at the facilities it manages but also by the standard of care provided to the animals in the organization's care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Throughout the United States, select communities have reduced the number of animals being euthanized in their shelters to less than 10% by making a fundamental shift toward lifesaving. LifeLine firmly believes that Atlanta can and should be one of these cities and is committed to making that vision a reality by aggressively promoting homeless pet adoption, providing affordable spay/neuter services, increasing public awareness, and advocating for lifesaving public policy. LifeLine is transforming a city with a troubled animal welfare legacy into a compassionate community deeply rooted in a culture of lifesaving that will create a model to be emulated nationwide. LifeLine is actively on its way to making its ultimate goal a reality: transforming metro Atlanta into a no-kill community that prioritizes saving the lives of its homeless pets.

LifeLine cares for over 39,000 animals each year and has made tremendous and measurable progress at both county facilities. Lifesaving rates were only 39% in Fulton and 61% in DeKalb in 2013; now they are between 85% - 89% each month. Over 16,500 animals were adopted, rescued or returned to their owners from the Fulton and DeKalb shelters in 2018! LifeLine is actively on its way to making its ultimate goal a reality: transforming metro Atlanta into a no-kill community that prioritizes saving the lives of its homeless pets.

Financials

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Operations

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LifeLine Animal Project

Board of directors
as of 3/29/2021
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Board chair

Mr. David Midler

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Term: 2019 - 2021

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No