Metro Atlanta animal shelter takes in 87 pets from rural counties

This pup is up for adoption at LifeLine.

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This pup is up for adoption at LifeLine.

A nonprofit animal shelter in Atlanta has taken in dozens of pets from several Georgia animal shelters that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

LifeLine Animal Project, which manages animal services for Fulton and DeKalb counties, said it rescued 41 dogs and 46 cats from Gilmer, Franklin and Douglas county shelters that would have been euthanized over the past two weeks.

The pets are now available for adoption at the LifeLine Community Animal Center shelter, located at 3180 Presidential Drive in the Atlanta area.

The shelter has remained open during the pandemic, but is only allowing visits after scheduling an appointment.

LifeLine is currently offering $20 adoptions through April 30, which includes the animal's spay/neuter, microchiping and vaccines. Anyone interested in adopting or fostering a pet should fill out a questionnaire at LifeLineAnimal.org/adopt or LifeLineAnimal.org/foster. To view pets available for adoption or foster or for additional information, please visit LifeLine's website.

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