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Healthy Pets DeKalb on April 5 at Wade-Walker Park in Stone Mountain

A few of the pets waiting for their vaccinations at Healthy Pets DeKalb in 2013
A few of the pets waiting for their vaccinations at Healthy Pets DeKalb in 2013
LifeLine Animal Project

LifeLine Animal Project and DeKalb County Animal Services will be offering free rabies vaccinations and more for DeKalb County cats and dogs at Stone Mountain’s Wade-Walker Park on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Wade-Walker Park is located at 5585 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain.

"LifeLine offers veterinary services and pet education directly to pet owners in our communities who need them," says Debbie Setzer, community outreach director for LifeLine. "These resources improve the quality of life for pets and their families, prevent unplanned litters and decrease the number of animals ending up in shelters," she explains.

LifeLine will also issuing voucher for pet spay or neuter and scheduling appointments for future dates for cats and dogs at one of LifeLine's two Spay and Neuter Clinics (Avondale Estates or College Park). Pet Buddies Pet Food Pantry will also be at the event distributing free pet food and other supplies for pet parents in need.

Part of LifeLine's mission is to end the euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats in shelters. Spay or neuter, a routine surgery, is the most humane solution to the immense suffering that accompanies the vast overpopulation of pets in Georgia. LifeLine is committed to taking metro Atlanta from being one of the highest kill cities in the nation for pets in shelters, to one of the lowest.

LifeLine is expecting hundreds of people and their dogs and cats to participate in this event and only 400 vaccines will be available. Pre-registration is not required and vaccinations will be given on a first come, first served basis.

All vaccinations will be administered by a licensed veterinarian and pet parents will receive a rabies tag for each pet vaccinated. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be safely contained in a carrier. Any individual who is concerned about how their pet will behave or who does not have a leash or carrier can leave their pet in the car and request assistance from the LifeLine greeter.

For more information on Healthy Pets DeKalb, please email community@LifeLineAnimal.org or call 678.883.2FIX (678.883.2349).

About LifeLine Animal Project (from March 20, 2014 Press Release)

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals, promote animal welfare and prevent pet overpopulation in metro Atlanta. As the managing organization for Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services, LifeLine is reducing euthanasia rates and promoting responsible pet ownership. The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 65,000 surgeries to date, and its own rehabilitative, no-kill shelter. Other outreach efforts include its Catlanta trap-neuter-return program, the first and largest in metro Atlanta, for stray and feral cats. For more information, please visit the website.