Dear Friends of AHS,
It has been very exciting lately here at the Atlanta Humane Society!
Recently, our staff was called upon to assist the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in rescuing 123 dogs from a Northern Mississippi puppy mill.
These dogs were kept in stacked dirty cages and bred over and over again for profit. The puppy mill operators allegedly sold the puppies at a local flea market for years to probably unsuspecting owners.
Our Vice President of Medical Services, Dr. Gloria Dorsey, immediately assisted other veterinarians in preliminary examinations. Dogs were given flea treatments, vaccinations, grooming and much needed human contact. It was incredible to see these animals experience sunshine, grass and the chance to play for the very first time.
Several organizations agreed to find forever homes for these animals, including the Atlanta Humane Society. Late one Saturday, 30 made their way back to our shelter. It was exciting to see the public response to our rescue and just how many of you were ready to provide loving homes for these very deserving animals.
We are proud to have established a reputation as an organization that immediately responds to disasters and rescues like this puppy mill raid. Our team has a great deal of experience caring for the neediest of animals. When called upon to help alleviate suffering and save lives, we will do everything in our power to help.
We are continuing to help rehabilitate these animals, giving them a chance at a new life and hope they have never had. You too can give hope to all animals in need.
This holiday season, we have launched our Give Hope campaign. In a season of generosity, your gift to the Atlanta Humane Society gives HOPE to deserving animals. Donations allow us to care for homeless animals….so that they become beloved pets.
I encourage you to visit www.atlantahumane.org for more information on our puppy mill rescue and how you can give HOPE this holiday.
With grateful thanks,
Cal Morgan President and CEO