The Fulton County animal shelter will be open this Wednesday (August 23rd) but closed all day on Thursday (August 24th) due to the road closures surrounding the former president’s arrival at the Fulton County Jail located down the street from the animal shelter. To adopt or foster a dog on Thursday, please visit our Midtown shelter (981 Howell Mill Road NW) where there are over 100 dogs in need of homes this week. Thank you for your support!

The Fulton 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 but know that the response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.  

If you lost a pet, please visit the shelter and check the lost pet website page.

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.


The Fulton County Animal Services shelter has received a positive test result for Canine Flu. The shelter will remain under quarantine through June 7th. Fulton County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service for incoming animals, but we need the community’s help. PLEASE come adopt or foster a dog from our overflow housing shelter (LifeLine Midtown at 981 Howell Mill Road)! Learn more now by visiting our FAQ page.


LifeLine Animal Project, a nonprofit ending the shelter euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals, has been managing the Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) shelter since 2013.

FCAS provides humane care for the animals at the shelter, veterinary care including spay/neuters, pet adoptions, animal reclaims, volunteer and foster opportunities and rescue group coordination. Also, we provide field enforcement services through our Animal Services Officers.

LifeLine made history at FCAS in 2019 by achieving a no-kill live release rate, where at least 90% of all pets coming into the shelter are saved. This is thanks to our fantastic community of pet lovers, adopters, fosters, volunteers and donors! However, LifeLine’s focus isn’t about achieving a specific number or percentage, it’s about saving every healthy and treatable animal and making decisions that are best for every individual pet that comes into care. 

About LifeLine Animal Project

LifeLine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. We manage both the Fulton County and the DeKalb County animal shelters. LifeLine also provides field enforcement services for Fulton County.

We look at the root causes of animal homelessness and work with our community to provide accessible pet care. Our goal is to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in Atlanta’s shelters and to keep people and pets together. If you want to add a cat or dog to your home, visit a LifeLine shelter today. From spay/neuter services to general wellness care, LifeLine also has top-notch veterinary care at affordable prices.

LifeLine has transformed the way metro Atlanta cares for animals in need, and annually, tens of thousands of animals are no longer euthanized in Atlanta area shelters.


Do you want to turn your passion for animal welfare into a meaningful career? If you are looking for a new path with purpose, check out the current employment opportunities at LifeLine Animal Project’s Fulton County Animal Services shelter!


Fulton County Animal Services is open seven days a week. You can view our hours of operation, see our address, and find contact information from our various shelter departments and Animal Services Officers. 

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