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  • Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Survives

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Oscar Wilde Survives

When Oscar Wilde stopped eating all of his breakfast and developed loose bowels, the first thinkg the medical team of the Atlanta Humane Society did was check him for parvo. His test came back positive. There is no cure for this highly-contagious disease, which is [...]

  • Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets: Free Pet Adoption for Veterans

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Pets for Vets: Free Pet Adoption for Veterans

To thank Veterans for their service, the Buckhead Rotary Club, Delta Clipped Wings, Cobb County Honorary Commanders Alumni Association and The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia are teaming up with the Atlanta Humane Society to provide free adoptions to Veterans. Pets provide companionship [...]

Kelly was left in a box

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Kelly was left in a box

Kelly needs your support - donate today, Thursday, May 25 before midnight, and your donation will be doubled to provide it to her. The doorbell rang, and when she got there, no one was at at the door. A figured darted away into the distance, and [...]

Rose and Sophia

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Rose and Sophia

Sweet Sophia was terrified when she came into our care. This elderly girl was placed in our play yard with a few other dogs. She was underweight, suffering from heartworm disease, and she can hardly see. This left her feeling confused and overwhelmed. Sophia [...]

Carl

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Carl

Carl came to the Atlanta Humane Society from one of our transfer partners. Soon after his arrival, our Shelter Medicine Team diagnosed him with pulmonic stenosis, which means this 7 month old was born with a very weak heart. Thanks to your support, we were able to [...]

Adopt a Lake Buddy

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Adopt a Lake Buddy

All dogs 40 pounds and up are fee-waived from Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28 Memorial Day weekend is here. The cabin is booked and the beer is already chilling in the fridge. But something feels like it's missing.  And it is.  You need a lake buddy. You [...]

Calla

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Calla

Calla is just one of the 307 animals who came into our care this week. Many of these animals, including Calla, will receive specialized medical care from our Shelter Medicine Team and specialized behavioral enrichment from our Animal Care Team thanks to your support. We [...]

Bailey

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Bailey

  We're not sure how it happened, but somehow, our sweet Bailey dog wound up with a broken leg and landed in our care. We gave Bailey a cool red and blue cast to help his leg heal, and it didn't take us [...]

  • It's puppy and kitten season!

Your donation will be matched to help puppies and kittens

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Your donation will be matched to help puppies and kittens

Puppy and kitten season has hit, and Atlanta's tiniest creatures need you. We have hundreds of puppies and kittens in our care already, and hundreds more who will need your support this summer. Our resources are already strained, your support is needed now to care [...]

Hannah was a Victim of Neglect

May 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Hannah was a Victim of Neglect

A red string was embedded deeply in her neck. The string had clearly been there for weeks or months - a result of severe neglect. As her neck grew, the string became tighter and tighter, eventually piercing her neck's skin and muscle. But Hannah couldn't do anything [...]

Ember and Flame – united just in time for Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Ember and Flame – united just in time for Mother’s Day

  A week before Mother's Day, Ember lost her entire newborn litter. She was devastated. She was brought into the Atlanta Humane Society for a second chance and had no idea that someone would come into the shelter in need of her as much as she needed [...]

Moving with Your Pets: Challenges for Dogs

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Moving with Your Pets: Challenges for Dogs

Please read our overview before you read this part. Photo by Tim Mason Dogs are a bit more amenable to change than cats are. They routinely leave home with us, whether just for walks, vet visits, grooming, training, or for longer, more involved [...]

Apricot’s Story

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Apricot’s Story

Apricot was transferred to us from a local animal control facility needing a place to heal. When she came to us she had painful abscesses covering her paws, and she'd recently had one of her back legs amputated. We're not exactly sure what happened to Apricot, [...]

Moving with Your Pets: An Overview

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Moving with Your Pets: An Overview

It’s official! You’ve just closed on a new house, or put a deposit down on a new apartment, or made the decision to move in with someone because one (or both of you) needs help. You are changing residences. Such a big commitment comes with [...]

Izzy

April 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Izzy

Izzy was pulled from the mouth of a dog. She was only 10 days old. You can donate now to help provide her care. The dog had found the nest Izzy was living in while out on a walk. When Izzy's mom saw the danger, she swooped up [...]

Georgia’s Cutest Pet Contest

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Georgia’s Cutest Pet Contest

  Your pet sure is adorable, but do they have what it takes to be named Georgia's Cutest Pet? We think so, and we know you do too! Enter your pet's photo now! All contest photos will appear online where Georgia can vote for who [...]

Sparkles

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Sparkles

Sparkles was transferred into our care from a local animal control facility today, and she'd love for you to donate to help provide her care! She's suffering from horrible itchy mange that has taken over her entire body. But Sparkles is still just as sweet [...]

ZOOPAWS – Atlanta’s Pet Adoption Event

April 7th, 2017|Comments Off on ZOOPAWS – Atlanta’s Pet Adoption Event

Join Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society for Atlanta's Pet Adoption Event on May 6, 2017 at the Grant Park Picnic Pavilions right outside Zoo Atlanta! ZOOPAWS Atlanta’s Pet Adoption Event May 6, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoo Atlanta Grant Park [...]

  • Camping With Senior Dogs

Camping With Senior Dogs

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Camping With Senior Dogs

Spring is here, and many of us get the urge to head outdoors and do fun things with our dogs. One of the things many enjoy is camping, and dogs generally make great camping companions. Out of our 4 personal dogs, two are seniors, so [...]

  • FOR PET’S SAKE: INCLUDE PETS IN EMERGENCY EVAUCATION PLANS

For Pet’s Sake: Include Pets In Emergency Evacuation Plans

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on For Pet’s Sake: Include Pets In Emergency Evacuation Plans

Join Diane Robinson and the Atlanta Humane Society in an informative discussion about the necessity of creating an emergency evacuation plan that includes all members of your family, pets included. Presented by Diane Robinson Director of Operations at the Atlanta Humane Society Diane is currently [...]