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March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Cuddles

Sweet Cuddles had horrible matted fur when he came into our care. The mats were so tight, Cuddles couldn't move without being in pain. We needed to provide Cuddles comfort immediately and the mats were so bad, we had to shave him down. But, we didn't want Cuddles to [...]

House Bill 144

March 17th, 2017|Comments Off on House Bill 144

UPDATE  3/17/2017: While HB 49 passed yesterday without any amendments, there is still a possibility that HB 144 might be attached to either HB 40 or HB 50.    Sign up for our legislative action alerts now to receive further updates. SIGN UP   We're happy [...]

Lucky to have you

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Lucky to have you

Templeton was living in a drain sewer. He came into our care underweight and covered in fleas. But, Templeton was lucky. Templeton had you there to provide him support. It's because of you that today, he's resting comfortably in a foster home, able to get [...]

Toyota of McDonough Adoption and Fundraising Event!

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Toyota of McDonough Adoption and Fundraising Event!

Our friends at Toyota of McDonough are the people with the puppies! Join us this Saturday from 9 a.m . - 4 p.m. for a puppy adoption and fundraising event! We're bringing the puppies, and Toyota of McDonough will be donating $200 to AHS for [...]


March 15th, 2017|Comments Off on HB44

  Please help us fight this bill that would make it easier for puppy mills to sell dogs in Georgia. An attempt to prohibit Georgia's cities and counties from passing their own laws to keep cruelly bred puppies out of their pet stores, HB 144, failed to [...]

Canton Puppy Mill Ordinance

March 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Canton Puppy Mill Ordinance

  Your voice is needed to prevent puppy mill cruelty in Canton! This Thursday, March 16, your Canton City Council will vote on an ordinance to prevent puppy mill cruelty by prohibiting pet stores from selling puppies and kittens. Under this proposal, pet stores would [...]


March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Evie

When I first met Evie and saw her terrible suffering, I knew I had to share her story with you. Because even though it begins on a sad note, it has a happy ending — one that you made possible. This sweet pup [...]


March 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Georgie

Georgie was the first orphaned neonatal puppy brought into our care this year.  Georgie was brought to our Howell Mill Campus with horrible open wounds on her face. Her eyes weren't even open yet, but she was already experiencing life-threatening medical conditions.  We estimated her [...]


March 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Brownie

Cuddle-bug, Brownie is looking for a forever home with lots of comfy napping spots! This handsome 12-year-old cat has long, luxurious fur and a loving personality, making him the perfect kitty to snuggle up with. Brownie has been front and back declawed, so he [...]

Baby Brigade

March 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Baby Brigade

We need your help! With the warm winter we've had, kitten and puppy season is already hitting our facilities! It's only with your support that we can care for these babies, provide them around-the-clock care, and help them grow. We have urgent needs for items on [...]


March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Ginger

Ginger is a 10 year old ball of fluff who has been with us for months. She's a sweet orange kitty who just wants to find her forever home! Despite her age, Ginger is a curious cat. She enjoys exploring and playing, and she [...]


February 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Sugar

We weren't sure of Sugar's future when she first came to us. Neither of her hind legs worked properly, and she couldn't walk. It looked like sweet Sugar had been hit by a car. She was terrified. We looked at the x-rays, and [...]

Update on Miller

February 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Update on Miller

  Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Miller first came to us, but we quickly noticed that something was unusual. Miller was drinking much more water and urinating more frequently than a normal cat his age and size. It didn't take us long to [...]


February 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Dewey

Dewey's rare birth defect was painful. This sweet kitty was born without eyelids, which caused his eyelashes to constantly scratch his eyes. He had trouble blinking, so his eyes never received enough moisture. We treated his eyes with a daily ointment to keep them from [...]


February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Kushy

Kushy wasn't alone when she came to us! She arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society with her sweet puppy, Manny, who she'd been taking care of for weeks. But Kushy needed some care herself. She was suffering from heartworms, intestinal worms, and a stomach bug. Raising a [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]