As acting president for the Atlanta Humane Society, I take great pride in working with such a well-respected organization. Through the addition of the beautiful new facility on Mansell Road to the recently renovated Howell Mill campus, our goal is to provide the best experience possible for our animals and help families find a wonderful pet to bring into their homes. In the past three years, we’ve nearly doubled the number of adoptions and we are continuing to live our mission of preventing animal cruelty, increasing spaying and neutering and helping local animal shelters with transportation and resources.
What makes Atlanta Humane Society really special though is our people. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about animal welfare and matching families with the right pet for their homes. Previously I served as the executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, from 1989 through 2013, and have had the opportunity to work with the AHS veterinarians, staff and volunteers on animal rescue missions. After recently retiring from the HSNEGA, I could not resist the calling of Atlanta Humane Society to serve as the acting president.
At AHS, we work tirelessly to protect and save the lives of animals throughout Georgia. Each year, our efforts result in approximately 8,000 dogs and cats finding forever homes and over 6,000 spay/neuter procedures completed to reduce pet overpopulation. Through our generous donors, staff and volunteers, we are able to accomplish and see measurable success. We would never be able to fulfill our mission without the continued support of our staff and the community.
We look forward to the future with high hopes and expectations for another benchmark year. With the support of the community and all of our stakeholders, the possibilities for success are infinite. I hope you will join us in the celebration of our achievements and help us launch another great year at the Atlanta Humane Society.