DeKalb County

DeKalb County animal shelter continues push for adoptions as euthanasia deadline approaches

The LifeLine Animal Project provided an update this week as efforts to find homes for at least 150 dogs in DeKalb County continue.

On Jan. 24th, LifeLine said 150 dogs at the DeKalb County shelter needed to find homes in the next seven days, or they would have to be euthanized due to the lack of space in the shelter.

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Officials wrote on Facebook Friday that at least 50 pets were adopted at the DeKalb County shelter on that day alone.

“Thank you to everyone who visited today to bring home a new companion,” LifeLine wrote. “We need everyone’s help to make this happen for many more dogs.”


As of Jan. 24th, officials said there were 593 dogs at the DeKalb County shelter. However, it is unclear if the shelter has met its goal of 150 adoptions and how many remain in the shelter.

Adoptions are $23 until Jan. 31st and microchip, spay/neuter services and vaccines are included.

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