AHS Blog


February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Bella

Bella has a rare heart condition. When she came into our care, she had irregular heartbeats and a short life expectancy. She needed surgery to save her life, and she needed it immediately. And thanks to the continued support of our AHS family, we were able [...]


February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Roo

Sweet, handsome Roo has been in our care for months and is simply ready to find his forever home. He'll purr and rub against your legs approvingly when he meets you. This beautiful, solid grey five-year-old needs someone who loves to snuggle- this [...]

4 Other Ways Fido is Trying to Talk to You

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 4 Other Ways Fido is Trying to Talk to You

We all know the happy dog tail, wagging back and forth to express joy at a bone or a new toy.  But dogs use much more than their tails to communicate and a wagging tail, when paired with other movements, doesn't always mean a happy [...]

House Bill 144

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on House Bill 144

On Friday, January 27, 2017, House Bill 144 was introduced in the Georgia Legislature which would prohibit local ordinances regarding the sale of cats and dogs by retail pet stores and continue to allow those retail pet stores to obtain their animals from out-of-state unlicensed [...]

Nominations are now open for AHS Heroes!

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Nominations are now open for AHS Heroes!

Do you or someone you know love AHS? Do you want to support our mission while being recognized for your commitment? Atlanta Humane Society is looking for 20 Heroes to be honored at the Bow Wow Brunch on April 23, 2017 for their dedication to [...]


January 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Flounder

From his floppy, spotted ears to his lovable nature, Flounder is truly loved here at AHS. He's strong, calm, sociable with other dogs and people, and he's ready for any challenge you throw at him. He's a rock star in our weekly shelter training [...]

You Made 2016 A Great Year For The Animals

January 30th, 2017|Comments Off on You Made 2016 A Great Year For The Animals

Thank you for your support! Because of your generosity, last year more than 9,300 animal lives were saved. Vulnerable animals received attention and care and metro Atlanta residents enjoyed a better community.


January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Ron

We don't know who did it or how it happened, but sweet Ron's ears have been dreadfully cropped, and his tail has been docked. Although it doesn't seem to bother him anymore, we're sure that this was an awful experience for Ron. But, [...]

Lover Boy

January 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Lover Boy

His back leg was completely fractured when we first met Lover Boy. It was in such poor condition that the only solution was to amputate it. He had a rough road ahead, but Lover Boy was a trooper. Now, Lover Boy is adjusting to [...]

Our Enrichment Wish List

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Our Enrichment Wish List

If you've checked out our wish list you may have noticed some odd items next to dog treats, catnip, Kongs, blankets, and tennis balls. Things like: pipe cleaners, parchment paper, corks, paper towel rolls – we probably sound a little odd asking for things things, [...]

Kitten with developmental disabilities to live life inspiring differently-abled children

January 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Kitten with developmental disabilities to live life inspiring differently-abled children

Grant has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a cognitive disorder that causes him to be a bit wobbly.  But Grant doesn't know that, he thinks just like any other kitten (because he is!), and he absolutely loves to play. We even bought him his very own playpen that [...]


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 [...]