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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.


DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) is managed by LifeLine Animal Project, Georgia’s largest animal welfare organization, which has turned the formerly high-kill DCAS shelter into a lifesaving facility. Our mission is to end the shelter euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in Atlanta.

The funding that LifeLine receives from our county contract covers basic care of animals during the county’s mandated stray-hold periods, which is 3-5 days. Most of our lifesaving efforts, including emergency vet care for shelter pets, efforts to help people keep their pets, programs for animals with special needs and more, are paid for by grants and donations from our generous supporters. You can help by donating today!  

LifeLine Animal Project is a registered 501(c)(3) and donations to LifeLine are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Our Wishlist
Amazon Wish List

View our Amazon wish list for easy ordering and delivery. If you’d like to receive a tax receipt, please email donations@lifelineanimal.org.

You may either drop off supplies at the shelter or order them online and have them delivered to us.

We also appreciate gift cards from Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Petco, Petsmart, Target, and Walmart for needed supplies. If you have any questions about donating to DeKalb County Animal Services, please contact us at donations@lifelineanimal.org.

Everyday Items
  • Cat toys
  • Purina® Cat Chow Complete dry food and canned wet food
  • Purina® Dog Chow dry food and canned dog food
  • Dog treats
  • Nylon collars, M size
  • Martingale collars, M-L sizes
  • Wire crates for off-site adoptions and our foster program
  • Airline crates, L-XL sizes
  • Scoopable or clay Cat Litter
  • Blankets and towels (no large comforters or electric blankets, please)
  • Office supplies
  • Newspaper to line cages
  • Supplies to support our enrichment program: paper-towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, kongs and xylitol free peanut-butter
  • Cleaning and sanitary items such as paper towels, bleach, and detergent
  • Tru-Catch Light Duty Animal Traps & Classic Deluxe Animal Traps for helping to trap-neuter-return (TNR) community cats.
  • Kuranda dog and cat beds
Mail a Check

Mail a check to LifeLine Animal Project – DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341.

Give Online

Make a secure donation in support of our lifesaving work at DeKalb County Animal Services.

NOTE: When making a donation, if you run into a problem with reCAPTCHA, please check that you are using the most up-to-date version of your browser before trying again. We also recommend clearing your current browser’s cache and cookies, rebooting your WiFi router or using a different browser supported by reCAPTCHA.

After these steps, if you are still experiencing issues, please email us for additional support.


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