Lifeline Animal Project
129 Lake St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
This organization is transforming shelters in Atlanta. They now manage the Dekalb and Fulton County shelters and have dropped the kill rate dramatically and hope to go no-kill by 2016. Looking to adopt a cat or dog? Use their search engine of trustworthy local rescue groups and listing of homeless animals in the area. They also have their own shelter in Avondale.
Lifeline is a great organization! I have utilized them several times for my cats and my dogs and each time was an outstanding experience. There was never any complications with spay/nueter surgeries, my pets were treated well and the staff was very polite and explained everything thoroughly. This organization is definately a God send to those who cannot afford regular vet fees and for feral cats (TNR program). Without these people, I'm sure there would be a greater cat over population and many peoples pets would still be without shots and spay/nueters. I sincerely appreciate all they have done for my pets.
EDIT: @Fitbrit - I should have given this organization 1 star. I would like to answer your review since you seem to think I am "bashing" this place.
"They are not set up to be like your regular vet - which is why you pay a quarter of the price. I wish people would stop bashing this Clinic. They are trying to do the best they can with what they can."
They are not set up like any veteranarian. They are dirty, smelly, and unsanitized. You walk in and the stink is up the walls. You look at the outside and it is dingy and not kept well. This is not a safe place to drop off your beloved pet. I'm not quite sure they are trying to do the best with what they can. If they were, it might be better to have one location and have it clean, sanitized, and presentable than two smelly locations!
"it cost a fraction of what I would pay at my regular vet's office. "
You'd better hope it did! In a disgusting and dirty environment like them, I'd hope no one would pay full price! I took my first cat there then took my parents two cats to a place called Planned Pethood, which is the same price, has more services, more knowledgable staff, and a much cleaner place. That is when I truly lost all and any respect I had for this organization.
"Quit complaining, volunteer and make a difference!"
Why dont you volunteer to make their building presentable? I would never volunteer for people who run a dirty business with peeling paint, smelly indoors, and just on a whole unsanitary conditions unsuitable for animals AND humans alike!
I took first young pet cat there to get spayed. They were very accommodating and nice! She was pregnant and they took care of it. The glue they used wasnt completely even and there was a bump but she ended up healing fine nevertheless.
They said if I got blood work it would be fine to bring my older 8 year old cat in. BUT I drove 1 hour there and they said it was too risky because she was older and they didnt provide an IV. I told them over the phone she was an older cat and they didnt say anything! I wish they had told me to fax or scan in the bloodwork before I drove all the way there. Although they offered to spay her anyways, they said it was not recommended so I did not do it. Such a waste of morning :(
Also...it really smells. Theres around 20-25 cats in 1 room and although they care for them it just does not look sanitary. I felt guilty leaving the first cat there because of the smell, the whines, the meows, and the hisses coming from the back. Also you will not even get to meet or see the veterinarian so it feels very impersonal. I don't think it should be shut down, it is great if you can't afford to spay/neuter, if you have ferals and they take cats in to adopt them out. However, if you have a pet over 2 years old or older or can afford it, go to a safer place because they don't seem very confident in themselves.
Lifeline Animal Project offers discounted spay/neuter services. They are not set up to be like your regular vet - which is why you pay a quarter of the price. I wish people would stop bashing this Clinic. They are trying to do the best they can with what they can.
I've taken about 10 cats there - ferals and fosters - and they've done a great job with every one of them. No complaints and it cost a fraction of what I would pay at my regular vet's office.
Maybe if more people were responsible pet owners - they wouldn't be so busy - and could offer better service. However, the reality is they are overwhelmed and just trying to help RESPONSIBLE pet owners with limited resources do the right thing.
Quit complaining, volunteer and make a difference!
TERRIBLE. One star or less. I once gave them a good review here and wrote I liked them a lot because of their prices. I regret writing it. I apologize to any one who went to them because of what I wrote. I didn't know then what I know now and any one who will look hard will find out the same things I did. This organization is mismanaged from the top to the bottom and should be shut down. They don't answer the phones at their clinic. If you really inspected their facilities you'd find rats, leaks, health violations. They put animals in danger and they put YOUR ANIMAL IN DANGER when you bring your animals to their clinics. What a disappointment Lifeline turned out to be. I can not believe they are still in business. Please care for your pet and take them somewhere else.
I LOVE LifeLine Animal Project. LifeLine Animal Progject is an amazing non-profit that works to save pets and help the community! LifeLine offers amazing low cost vet packages including exams, vaccinations, and spay and nueter options at an amazing price! Their vets and staff are wonderful, helpful, and just amazing! I always bring my dogs to LifeLine for all their vet needs. All this while they run a no kill animal shelter for amazing dogs and cats! This amazing organization is one of a kind! Check LifeLine out today at http://www.lifelineanimal.org Adopt, foster, volunteer, donate at LifeLine Animal Project!
Have gotten two very large dogs neutered here. My regular vet (fine but expen$ive) would have charged me $150 per dog by the time all was said and done = $300 to get them fixed. Lifeline did a great job and I got them both neutered for $80 EACH. Saved like $140 total! YEA! Can't beat the price or the service. They are a nonprofit. They care about the dogs and cats and also have a no kill shelter. I recommend them.
I am the shelter coordinator for Atlanta Bully Rescue and we have taken over 50 dogs and about 10 cats to get fixed there. We've had great experiences at both locations and have never had an issue. The staff is great and very passionate about animals. The pets recover so quickly and the incisions heal up very nicely. I recommend them on a daily basis.