At the Atlanta Humane Society, we believe that education is the key to the prevention of cruelty and neglect of our animal companions.
From pet owner tips to appropriate seasonal information for your new friend, we would love to be a resource. If you are interested in learning more about the Atlanta Humane Society, we also offer group tours in which you and a group can view the facility, visit with the animals and see what we do on a daily basis. Tours of our Shelter are one of the educational tools we provide at AHS. Tours cost $25 per group and are available for groups of 6 to 30 kids or adults.
We also have over 30 informative pamphlets and articles on caring for and training your dog or cat. Click here to see our Smart Heart educational brochures.
OTHER AHS PROGRAMS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Lunch & Learn (adults; 1 hour) focuses on any shelter or animal welfare-related topic(s) you choose. Companies often set up these informative presentations for their employees as a way to generate interest in volunteering, general pet care, adopting a pet from a shelter, and the role that shelters play in the community. Programs typically last an hour, but longer times are available (and it doesn’t have to be during lunch). Video and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation are included, plus handouts and information for attendees. Presentations include a question & answer session about pet behavior.
Your pet & your new baby (adults; 45 minutes) focuses on educating parents-to-be on the best ways to make an impending birth easier on the family pet and vice-versa. You don’t have to give up your pet during this joyously hectic time if you take the proper steps several months in advance. This program is available for groups of 5 or more; it is often given at baby supply stores, community centers, and other places where expecting parents congregate.
Are you a Brownie Troop or Girl/Boy Scout Troop leader? Is your group interested in assisting the AHS mission? Kids can’t volunteer officially until they are 18, but many groups elect to participate in our Wish List Donation Tour. Groups hold a drive of any size (it can be as small as one item brought from home for each troop member or as large as a church-wide, neighborhood-wide, or school-wide affair–it’s up to you) to collect money and/or items from our wish list. The group schedules a tour and brings the items with them when they come. It’s a great way to do something positive for animals and kids at the same time. For more information, email our Education Department.