New Fulton County animal shelter to reduce overcrowding, euthanasia

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - In the face of overcrowding and euthanasia, Metro Atlanta animal shelters have been struggling for months now. But some of the pressure will soon ease thanks to a new $40 million facility coming to Fulton County.

Tiki Artist with Lifeline Animal Project and Laura Ann Holland, a longtime pet foster mom, came to Atlanta News First to talk about the new shelter. The facility, which opens on Dec. 2, includes perks like 33 play yards, a dog maternity ward and special ventilation to prevent diseases from spreading. It can house hundreds more animals than the existing facility on Marietta Boulevard, Artist said.

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You can visit Lifeline Animal Project’s website here to find out how to adopt, foster or donate.

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Hope Dean

Hope Dean

Hope Dean is a digital content producer with Atlanta News First. She previously reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Fresh Take Florida.