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Buckhead Business Founder to Match Animal Shelter Donations

Anisa Telwar, founder of the Buckhead-based Anisa International cosmetics company, will donate up to $50,000 to LifeLine Animal Project by Dec. 31.

The LifeLine Animal Project is hoping to extend its efforts to Clayton County, and the founder of an international cosmetics company plans to help.

The LifeLine Animal Project, which began more than a decade ago, operates a no-kill shelter in Avondale Estates and a spay and neuter clinic in College Park.

Anisa Telwar, founder of the Buckhead-based Anisa International cosmetics company, has promised to match every dollar donated to the organization–up to $25,000–before Dec. 31, according to the Clayton News Daily.

LifeLine Community Outreach Director Debbie Setzer said the organization saves about 500 animals each year from euthanization at Fulton and DeKalb county animal shelters and has spayed and neutered 55,000 cats and dogs since it was founded.

After Telwar received a pitbull puppy as a gift a decade ago, she became particularly interested in helping animals in need, especially pitbulls who are often subjected to dogfighting. That's how she became a major supporter of Lifeline, the Clayton News Daily reported.

Telwar gives 10 percent of her Anisa Internatioinal’s net profits to LifeLine and Families First every month, she said.

Donations to LifeLine can be made online at www.LifeLineAnimal.org or by mailing checks to P.O. Box 15466, Atlanta, GA 30333.

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