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2018 Supporter & Friend

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Supporter & Friend

As we enter 2018 — a year that promises many new challenges — I’m hopeful that I can count on your renewed support for the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS). Your kindhearted generosity gives second chances to many vulnerable dogs and cats like Whitaker and Apricot. [...]


January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Chester

When our Animal Emergency Services team arrived at the rescue site in Bacon County, GA, our Shelter Medicine Team immediately went to work identifying the most at-risk dogs who needed immediate help. Chester was one of the first dogs to catch our eye, and your [...]

2017… Thanks to you!

January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on 2017… Thanks to you!

2017 was an incredible year!  In 2017 over 10,000 lives were saved, we sheltered hundreds of animals from the hurricanes, deployed disaster response teams to Texas, transferred over 800 animals to less-crowded shelters in the Northeast, and took in over 60 animals from [...]

Hank and Lucy

January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Hank and Lucy

Meet Hank and Lucy! This inseparable duo have been together their whole lives, and they're looking for a forever home together.  They have uniquely adorable personalities... Lucy is a ball of energy and can't stop smiling! Hank is a pretty laid-back dude, and he depends [...]

  • Bacon County Rescue

Bacon County Rescue

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Bacon County Rescue

December 20, 2017 - The Atlanta Humane Society went to a property in Bacon County, Georgia after being contacted about more than 60 dogs on a property. The caretaker had fallen ill and was no longer able to care for the dogs. We're working diligently [...]


December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Marvel

Marvel just arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society from our friends at DeKalb County Animal Services. As soon as we laid eyes on him, we knew we had to help. Your support makes it possible for us to respond to situations like Marvel's. [...]


December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Ace

When Ace walked into our door, we dropped everything. We couldn't believe our eyes- a dog so young, playful, and loving nearly starved to death. Your support allows AHS to take immediate action and offer Ace and other animals like him a soft [...]


December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Harriet

Harriet was rushed to the Atlanta Humane Society after she was found suffering in unproductive labor. Her life- and the lives of her puppies- were in jeopardy. Our Director of Shelter Medicine immediately began to prepare for emergency surgery. Sweet Harriet needed assistance giving birth [...]


December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Rain

She was alone, cold, and barely alive. At only 3 weeks old, Rain was found orphaned- likely because of her neurological issues. She couldn't hold her head straight and she could barely walk.  We rushed her into foster care with a loving foster mom where [...]

  • Dulce

Your donation matched for Dulce

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Your donation matched for Dulce

Your fingers slide right between her rib cages and you feel nothing but bones. So fragile, Dulce might fall apart in your arms. But all she wants is to be held. After all of the suffering she's been through these past months, she needs you [...]

Help with Hoarding Situation

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Help with Hoarding Situation

Late yesterday evening, our friends at Fulton County Animal Services received a call from the fire department stating that at least 50 dogs were living in squalid conditions in a home that had recently caught fire. Their Animal Control Officers rushed to the scene and [...]

  • Murray


December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Murray

4-month- old Murray came into our care with a severely embedded collar that was causing him immense pain.  Our Shelter Medicine Team immediately began working to clean and bandage his wound. Despite all he had endured, Murray's eyes were kind and he had [...]


November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Bubbles

Your donation right now will be doubled to save twice as many animals- animals just like Bubbles.  Bubbles was found in a car wash- wet, cold, and alone. He was huddled close to his mother who had sadly passed away. A good Samaritan [...]

Joey’s Story

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Joey’s Story

Joey and his three siblings were tossed from a moving vehicle, discarded as if they were trash. Joey was hit by a car, and brought to one of our local shelter partners, who contacted us requesting assistance. When Joey arrived in [...]

  • Joey

Happy Holidays

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Happy Holidays

As the holidays approach, we look forward to happy times with loved ones: laughing with friends, reuniting with family from near and far, sharing delicious meals, warmth on chilly days, good cheer and love abounding. For those of us who love our pets like family, [...]

Pets for Vets: Free Pet Adoption for Veterans

November 9th, 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 United States Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia are teaming up with the Atlanta Humane Society to provide free adoptions to [...]

Petey Needed Us

November 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Petey Needed Us

Petey came to us from our friends at Dekalb County Animal Services with a devastating injury to his leg, and we immediately knew we had to help. After a thorough examination, our Shelter Medicine Team discovered that Petey had a cracked femoral head, which meant [...]


November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Gucci

Meet Gucci! This spunky 3-year-old Chow-Chow mix loves to zoooom! He is energetic but also loves to lean up against his favorite people and receive a good rub down. He walks politely on a leash and knows how to "sit" for treats! Come [...]


November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Maizey

Maizey came into our care terrified, so pregnant that she could barely walk, and with multiple open wounds on her head. Your support allowed us to provide the critical care she needed. After being examined by our Shelter Medicine Team, we discovered that [...]


October 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Percy

Percy is special in so many ways- he's handsome, extremely affectionate, endlessly playful, and he needs a little bit of extra attention to manage his diabetes. He came to us during Hurricane Irma and was a resident at our temporary emergency shelter in Roswell. Our [...]