“When the pandemic hit (early March), LifeLine Animal Project put out a call for adopters and fosters since we didn’t know if we’d be allowed to stay open (we were). This resulted in over 1,100 animals getting adopted or fostered in just one week! And other shelters had similar experiences nationwide.
As a result of the outpouring of community support, a national initiative formed called Human Animal Support Services, and LifeLine was proud to be selected as one of 14 pilot shelters working together on significant transformations in animal welfare and lifesaving efforts with our communities. LifeLine expanded our foster program, and from March – June 2020, 2,680 shelter animals moved into foster homes from our three shelters. Additionally, when LifeLine found out that we could remain open, we rescued 730+ animals from rural shelters that were closing due to the pandemic and who may have otherwise been euthanized.”
– Karen Hirsch, LifeLine Animal Project