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Transfer Program

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 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 Transport Coordinator 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 or reference by the Transport Coordinator (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 Partnership Information and keep the Transport Coordinator updated with any contact information changes.
  • 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 prior to transport and must bring this with every animal.
In addition to the above, we also require the following for CANINES:
  • 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.
  • All canines are randomly tested for Parvovirus (IDEXX SNAP tests) upon intake and results must be negative.
  • Every canine 6 months and older must be negative for Heartworms.
In addition to the above, we also require the following for FELINES:
  • 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 must be negative for FIV (Feline AIDS) and FELV (Feline Leukemia).

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.

Transfer Partnership Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime:

Julie Cortino, Transport Coordinator
jcortino@atlantahumane.org
404.974.2880