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April 14th through April 20th is National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!
Click here to learn more about the dedicated enforcement officers serving our community. 


The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter remains open with enhanced safety protocols for our teams and visitors. DeKalb County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service. For more information about the outbreak, including how you can support animals recovering in our care, please visit our FAQ page.

The DeKalb County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report.
If you need other assistance, please email pethelp@dekalbanimalservices.com.
Response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.

Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.

Residents in the area of Luxuria Court in Tucker should be aware that a RACCOON exposed to a family pet was captured on March 12, 2024. Test results later revealed the raccoon to be POSITIVE for RABIES.


The animal shelter of DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) is managed by LifeLine Animal Project, a nonprofit organization working to end shelter euthanasia. LifeLine provides humane care for the animals at the shelter, veterinary care including spay/neuters, pet adoptions, animal reclaims, volunteers, foster homes and rescue group coordination.

LifeLine, which has been managing the animal shelter at DCAS since 2013, made history in 2019 by saving over 90% of all animals for the first time ever. This is thanks to our amazing community of pet lovers, adopters, fosters, volunteers and donors. 90% and above is the national no-kill benchmark. However, LifeLine’s focus isn’t about achieving a specific number or percentage, it’s about saving every healthy and treatable animal and making decisions that are best for every individual pet that comes into care. 

The Enforcement Services Division of DCAS remains county-operated under the DeKalb County Public Safety umbrella. This division enforces local and state laws regarding animals including handling complaints about animals and their care, rabies control, vicious and dangerous animals and cruelty or neglect of animals. Animal Enforcement Officers regularly participate in community outreach and public education initiatives by participating in neighborhood meetings, school events and various county-wide events.

About LifeLine Animal Project

LifeLine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. We manage both the Fulton County and the DeKalb County shelters. LifeLine also provides field enforcement services for Fulton County.

We look at the root causes of animal homelessness and work with our community to provide accessible pet care. Our goal is to keep people and pets together. If you want to add a cat or dog to your home, visit a LifeLine shelter today. From spay/neuter services to general wellness care, LifeLine also has top-notch veterinary care at affordable prices.

LifeLine has transformed the way metro Atlanta cares for animals in need, and annually, tens of thousands of animals are no longer euthanized in Atlanta area shelters.


Do you want to turn your passion for animal welfare into a meaningful career? If you are looking for a new path with purpose, check out the current employment opportunities at LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter!


DeKalb County Animal Services is open seven days a week. You can view our hours of operation, see our address, and find contact information from our various shelter departments and Animal Enforcement.

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