CEO & Founder
Rebecca Guinn left behind a successful law career in 2002 after visiting a county shelter where the majority of animals had been euthanized. Thinking there had to be a better way for a community to address its homeless pet population, she founded LifeLine Animal Project and implemented a longterm strategy to redefine metro Atlantas practices and philosophies regarding caring for animal companions. In 2013, LifeLine was awarded the management contracts for Atlantas Fulton County and DeKalb County animal shelters. The organization has since increased lifesaving rates to nearly 90 percent in those shelters, increased adoptions by more than 300 percent and positioned Atlanta to become a nokill community. Under Rebeccas leadership, LifeLine provides services to over 30,000 animals in the community. LifeLine also operates its own nokill shelter, which focuses on animals with special medical or behavioral needs Catlanta, the first and largest organized trapneuterreturn TNR program in Atlanta, which has sterilized and vaccinated more than 37,700 community cats and community programs, including Pets for Life, that provide free vaccines and spayneuter to thousands of pets in underserved communities. Additionally, two LifeLine spayneuter clinics together are the largest provider of spayneuter services in Georgia, with more than 120,000 surgeries performed to date. A licensed attorney, Rebecca drafted state legislation that banned the use of gas chambers in Georgia shelters. She is active in the animal law section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the HSUS Companion Animals Advisory Council.