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Black Friday adoption event brings 100+ in search of perfect furry companion

The LifeLine Animal Project is waiving pet adoption fees through Monday, Dec. 2.

ATLANTA — The LifeLine Animal Project is holding its biggest sale of the year on Friday, completely waiving adoption fees on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 

People started lining up at about 7 a.m. outside the Fulton County Animal Shelter. The shelter was not even scheduled to open until 11 a.m., but those in line knew that it would be worth it.

Monique Morrison brought coffee, blankets and two kids to wait in line with her.

"A small pet, a companion for the current pet we have," she said, when asked why her family was there.

Other people were not as certain as to what kind of four-footed friend they had in mind.

"Fresh eyes," said another person waiting in line. "Very open-minded."

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Most everyone in line agreed that they would know their new family member when they saw it.

"We got a feel for a dog that would be a great fit, so we were really, really excited," said one visitor.

The parking lot was packed. More than 100 people were in line before the Fulton County Animal Shelter opened its doors on Friday morning.

The free pet adoptions started new family traditions for people hoping to find a furry companion.

"It's a family thing," said one hopeful visitor. "We are all here, trying to decide what kind of dog would work for us!"

Last year, more than 300 homeless animals found their new homes during the event. Organizers hope even more will be adopted this year.

Whether it's seasoned dog owners or first-timers, hopefully during the sale, everyone will be able to find their perfect match.

If you did not want to brave the lines on Friday, not to worry. The no-fee pet adoption is going on until Monday.


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