AHS Blog


January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Skippy

Lop-eared Skippy is a special dog. He has a heart murmur that leaves him with a life expectancy of only five years! At one year old, Skippy is looking for a loving companion who can give him the best rest of his life. [...]

Meet Sadie

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Meet Sadie

Miss Sadie couldn't be more ready to find her forever home. This sweet girl has been with us since 2015... Yes, 2015! That's more than a year that this beautiful cat has been in our care. Sadie is a sweet 4-year-old kitty, but she may take [...]

$5,000 Reward Offered After Dog Shot and Killed

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on $5,000 Reward Offered After Dog Shot and Killed

The Atlanta Humane Society and Norred & Associates seek justice for Sassy Just a day before Christmas, Sassy, a 12-year-old Pit Bull mix, was shot in the stomach. She then dragged herself back to her family’s porch where she laid down and died. The family [...]

Meet Elijah

January 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Meet Elijah

Beautiful Elijah celebrated the New Year at the Atlanta Humane Society, but his resolution is to find his forever home! He's been at AHS for 3 months, and he's ready to be adopted! Elijah can be a little shy at first, but he's [...]

Five Cold Weather Myths

January 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Five Cold Weather Myths

Five Cold Weather Myths : Protecting Your Pet This Winter   Like it or not, winter weather has arrived!  You’ve likely turned up the heat, stocked up on firewood and pulled out the boots and sweaters from storage. But what have you done to prepare [...]

Meet Giselle

December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Giselle

We noticed right away that Giselle couldn't hold her head up straight, but we weren't sure why. Our veterinarians told us the most likely explanation is that she had an ear problem that went untreated before she came to us which left her with a permanent head [...]

Agnes’ Second Chance

December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Agnes’ Second Chance

Agnes was sick, emaciated, and scared. She was being treated for parvovirus at a local transfer partner when a painful mass popped up on her side and exploded. She received a drain for the mass so it wouldn't get infected. Somewhere along the [...]

Fences Make Good Neighbors—and Frustrate Some Dogs

December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Fences Make Good Neighbors—and Frustrate Some Dogs

NOTE: this piece was originally published on the author's personal blog. It is used with permission. Part of dog ownership is making sure your pooch gets the right amount of exercise for his age, breed, size, and temperament. Walks are necessary, and a great activity [...]

Miller’s Second Chance

December 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Miller’s Second Chance

We didn't know anything was out of the ordinary when Miller first came to us. But our animal care staff noticed he was drinking water and using the bathroom much more than what's normal for a cat his size. Our veterinarians quickly discovered [...]

Meet Cassidy

December 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Cassidy

Beautiful Cassidy has been at the Atlanta Humane Society since March, and she's ready to find a forever home! This sassy 4-year-old cat loves to lay in her bed and be petted. Cassidy loves people, and she'll probably give you lots of kisses when she meets [...]

  • Living in Harmony with Coyotes

Keeping Your Pet Safe from the Piedmont Park Coyote

December 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Keeping Your Pet Safe from the Piedmont Park Coyote

When a coyote is frequenting a park that you and your dog also frequent, what can you do to keep them safe? We asked our resident education expert, Dr. Gloria Dorsey, "Is it safe to take my dog to Piedmont Park?" Fights between a coyote and dog are [...]

Update on Maggie

December 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Update on Maggie

Maggie's skin was red, sore, and extremely irritated when she first arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society. She was cold and emaciated and had lost almost all her fur from mange, an itchy skin infection. She wouldn't eat and would barely move. The mange had [...]

  • Crumpet

Crumpet’s Second Chance

December 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Crumpet’s Second Chance

You could see every bone on Crumpet’s body when she came into our care. You wouldn’t want to imagine how long she had gone without food. But right now, Crumpet is getting the love and veterinary care she deserves thanks to your support. Your [...]

Wilma’s Second Chance

December 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Wilma’s Second Chance

Every inch of her body was covered in yeast. She was constantly scratching, and her skin was constantly flaking off. The infection had spread so much, the hair around her eyes had fallen off. When we looked in her floppy little ears, the infection we found [...]

Rosie’s Second Chance

December 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Rosie’s Second Chance

Rosie came to AHS from a transfer partner with a pre-existing leg fracture that appeared like it had not been treated properly. Our veterinarians did x-rays on her leg, and decided to see if the fracture would heal on its own with some rest. Otherwise, they knew they'd have to amputate. Rosie [...]

Diego’s Second Chance

December 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Diego’s Second Chance

He had scars and scratches all over his body. Pieces of fur had been torn away. We can only imagine how awful the fight was, but Diego was now in our care, and he was going to be okay. Our veterinarians cared for Diego and [...]

Pixie’s Second Chance

December 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Pixie’s Second Chance

We don't know what caused Pixie's eye to swell up, but she was so injured, her eye was all but completely swollen shut. It was painful, and you could tell this sweet girl just didn't feel good. She would lazy around in her crate and would slowly roll over for [...]

2500 Second Chances

December 10th, 2016|Comments Off on 2500 Second Chances

Whether they are injured and need specialized medical care, may take a little longer to find a home, or some extra training, the 2,500 animals who we will care for this holiday season are all getting their second chance. What they do need, however, is [...]

Honor Your Pet, Past or Present

December 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Honor Your Pet, Past or Present

Happy Holidays! Is there a pet who has made a lasting impression on your heart? Maybe a spirited cat who loved to play? Or a dog who was a loyal companion? Every animal who comes into our homes enriches our lives and expands our capacity [...]

Bagel’s Second Chance

December 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Bagel’s Second Chance

Bagel was surrendered with a broken leg. We aren't quite sure what happened, but we knew it had to be removed for him to be a happy, healthy dog once again. Our veterinarians carefully performed the surgery and placed him into a loving foster home [...]