PARTNER TRANSFER PROGRAM PROTOCOL
In an effort to better protect and the serve the animals, communities, and our organization, we seek to establish a more formalized relationship with you and your organization as it relates to the transfer of animals. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible and place them into loving, forever homes. AHS can primarily accept only canines less than 20 pounds, as we stay full with larger canines and felines that come in directly from the public. However, as a Transfer Partner, you can always check with the Director of Animal Admission on available space for larger dogs and felines prior to your appointment.
It is imperative that we maintain the overall health of all animals at the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS). We have instituted the following protocol for accepting animals into AHS.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU, OUR TRANSFER PARTNER
- A visit by the Director of Animal Admission (or their designee), prior to the initial transport.
- A current copy of your license from The Georgia Department of Agriculture (applicable for shelters in Georgia) or, for shelters outside of Georgia, your state license or 501(c)3.
- A copy of your Transfer Partner Application and keep the Director of Animal Admission updated with any contact information changes.
- A copy of your cleaning procedures- including the types of chemicals used when cleaning, as well as keep the Director of Animal Admission updated with any changes in these procedures.
- Your protocol for addressing any exposure or outbreak of any animal communicable disease.
- Notification to AHS of any disease issues at your facility.
- All partners located out of the state of Georgia are required to have an Interstate Health Certificate 10 days prior to transport and must bring this with every animal.
- Every canine must be considered healthy, friendly, and at least 8 weeks old and will be evaluated for such by the AHS Admission Department upon intake.
- Every canine must be vaccinated against Parvovirus and Distemper at least 7 days prior to being transported to AHS.
- Every transport group of puppies less than 6 months old must be quarantined from general population at least 7 days prior to being transported to AHS.
- All canines are randomly tested for Giardia and Parvovirus (IDEXX SNAP tests) upon intake and results must be negative.
- Every canine 6 months and older will be tested for Heartworms (using IDEXX SNAP tests) and results must be negative.
- Every feline must be considered healthy, friendly, and at least 8 weeks old and will be evaluated for such by the AHS Admission Department upon intake.
- Every feline must weigh at least 2.2 pounds.
- Every feline will be tested for FIV (Feline AIDS) and FELV (Feline Leukemia) upon intake (using IDEXX SNAP tests) and results must be negative.
- All felines are randomly tested for Giardia (using IDEXX SNAP tests) upon intake and results must be negative.
All of the above can be changed at any time by AHS Admission Management, and our Transfer Partners would be notified immediately if so.
WHAT AHS CAN OFFER TO OUR TRANSFER PARTNERS
- AHS will “reimburse” your organization with one Distemper/Parvovirus (DHPPC) vaccine per canine accepted.
- Membership into the AHS Pet Food Bank providing free pet food and supplies (when available).
- Help our Transfer Partners reduce euthanasia and save lives of adoptable animals within your community all across the southeast.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime:
Julie Cortino, Animal Admission Manager