Rebecca Guinn


LifeLine Animal Project

After visiting a county shelter that euthanized most of its animals, Rebecca Guinn founded LifeLine Animal Project in 2002 and led a long-term strategy to redefine metro Atlanta’s animal care and control practices. In 2013, LifeLine was awarded management contracts for Atlanta’s Fulton and DeKalb County animal shelters, where the organization consistently sustains no-kill lifesaving rates.LifeLine is the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia and cares for more than 40,000 animals a year.In 2019, LifeLine opened the LifeLine Community Animal Center, home to a full-service, low-cost veterinary clinic and the Petco Love Adoption Center, which adds needed capacity for its Fulton and DeKalb County shelters. Open to the public, the clinic provides affordable and subsidized veterinary care for 20,000 pets a year. LifeLine’s community support programs offer free veterinary care and supplies to thousands of pets belonging to underserved Atlantans. LifeLine’s community cat program, the first and largest TNR assistance program in Atlanta, has sterilized 50,000 community cats. LifeLine is also the largest spay/neuter provider in Georgia, having performed more than 170,000 surgeries.A licensed attorney, Rebecca drafted state legislation banning the use of gas chambers in Georgia shelters and helped revise animal ordinances in Fulton and DeKalb counties. She is active in the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of Best Friends’ no-kill 2025 national steering committee. Rebecca and her partner share the home of four dogs and a number of cats.