DEKALB/FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — LifeLine Animal Project’s fifth annual Black Friday adoption weekend placed 472 animals in new homes. 

In time for the holidays, 288 dogs, 182 cats and two guinea pigs found families through the event. The nonprofit’s previous Black Friday adoption weekend record was set in 2016 with 376 adoptions. 

All of LifeLine’s shelters participated in the event, including DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, the LifeLine Community Animal Center and the LifeLine Cat Adoption Center.

 “We asked the Atlanta community for their support, and they responded by turning out and adopting more animal ever before during a Black Friday Weekend,” said Lara Hudson, LifeLine Fulton County animal services director. “To say we are grateful is an understatement.”

LifeLine DeKalb County Animal Services Director Kerry Moyers-Horten said the adoption weekend was meaningful for employees.

“Employees here were overjoyed to see so many pets get adopted, and there was hardly a dry eye in the shelter by the close of Cyber Monday,” Moyers-Hoten said. “We cannot thank everyone enough for their support and hope it continues throughout December.”     

With 40 to 60 animals arriving daily, there are many animals to choose from at Lifeline shelters, and the low adoption fees include the animal’s spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations, are always a bargain.

To view animals available for adoption, for adoption rates, or for the shelters’ addresses and phone numbers, please visit

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