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The Value of Preparation

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on The Value of Preparation

When we decide to acquire a dog, we know that we will need to have certain tools and supplies in place before the dog arrives. Those who have owned dogs previously wouldn’t even think of bringing a puppy or dog home without the essentials of [...]

Searching for a Hospice Home

July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Searching for a Hospice Home

One day, Smooches woke up and her owner was no longer there.  She had known her for her entire life, lived with her and was loved by her for 15 amazing years. But one day, Smooches woke up to find out that her loving mom had [...]


July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Gecko

Gecko was thrown from a moving vehicle and hit by a car. His back two legs were broken. Now, he requires daily pain medication, bandage changes, X-rays, and specialized care. Your gift now can help give him the support and comfort he needs to heal. [...]

Kelly was left in a box

July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Kelly was left in a box

The doorbell rang, and when she got there, no one was at at the door. A figured darted away into the distance, and she heard a small whimper. When she looked down, she saw a sweet puppy, alone in a box, and covered in sores. [...]

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

July 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Fourth of July celebrations are wonderful opportunities for family and friends to gather and celebrate our nation’s independence.  These celebrations include camping, picnics, barbecues and of course, fireworks.  Many of our pets are as intrepid and adventurous as we are and some of them not [...]


June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Snow

A local animal control agency contacted the Atlanta Humane Society's Shelter Medicine Team in need of assistance; sweet Snow was in dire need of an operation on her leg.  Before the operation, our Veterinarians performed X-Rays in order to fully understand Snow's condition. What they [...]

Ke Ke

June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Ke Ke

Ke Ke can't wait to meet you! This sweet 9-year-old girl is so ready to find her forever home. Ke Ke can only eat wet food because she has no teeth! But she doesn't mind one bit- she loves wet food! Her favorite is Purina [...]


June 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Raider

Raider has been looking for his forever home for over two months! This kitty is a handsome older gentleman with a sweet personality. At 10 years old, Raider just wants to find a quiet place to call his own! Sweet Raider loves spending time with [...]


June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Bridget

You can help us care for Bridget by donating now.    She was covered in abrasions, shivering and absolutely terrified. Huddled on the ledge of a bridge off I-20. She had lost all hope. Cars were whizzing past her. And with each one that zoomed past, she became more and [...]


June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Beauty

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when we first met sweet Beauty, but our shelter medicine team was surprised at what it saw in her x-rays. During a routine exam, we were shocked when Beauty's x-rays revealed over 25 bullet fragments in her abdomen. Thankfully, these bullet fragments are [...]

Rescue Puppies

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Rescue Puppies

The moment we pulled up we could hear them barking. There were nine puppies living outside in a small, muddy pen, and we were taking them into our care. The puppies were scared and emaciated. Their owner was no longer able to care for [...]

Pets for Educators: Free Pet Adoption for Teachers, Faculty or Staff

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Pets for Educators: Free Pet Adoption for Teachers, Faculty or Staff

Thank you for making our second annual Pets for Educators promotion such a success in 2017! With your help we were able to adopt over 220 dogs and cats to loving homes. Please stay tuned for upcoming Pets for Educators information or contact us at education@atlantahumane.org!

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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: 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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]