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 more fearful. Bridget had no where to turn, no where to run but straight into traffic or straight off a bridge. But then, a [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|About Animals, Rescues & Transfers, Second Chances|


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 old and no longer cause her any pain, but they [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|About Animals, Rescues & Transfers, Second Chances|

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 rampant in the Atlanta area during warm months. The only [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Donate, Rescues & Transfers|

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 shook, cowered, and wouldn't come near anyone. Until we paired [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|About Animals, Rescues & Transfers, Second Chances|


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 diagnose and start Carl on life-saving treatment.  Although there is [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|About Animals, Rescues & Transfers, Second Chances|


  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 your support. We transfer animals like Calla into our care [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|About Animals, Rescues & Transfers, Second Chances|