The Atlanta Humane Society is dedicated to finding homes for all adoptable pets who come into our care. Last year, we placed more than 11,054 animals into loving homes.

Our live release rate* in our 2016-2017 fiscal year (October-September) was 97.55%.

AHS live release rate* in our 2016-2017 fiscal year

Our live release rate* in our 2015-2016 fiscal year (October-September) was 96.61%.

AHS live release rate* in our 2015-2016 fiscal year

We go to extreme lengths to provide medical care and behavioral training to each of our animals who requires it. We are a limited admissions shelter, and we do not place time limits on animals finding homes. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical or behavioral issues.

*The Atlanta Humane Society calculates our Annual Live Release Rate utilizing the formula implemented by Shelter Animals Count: “Annual Live Release Rate is calculated by dividing total live outcomes (adoptions, outgoing transfers, and return to owner/guardian) by total outcomes (total live outcomes plus euthanasia not including owner/guardian requested euthanasia or died/lost in shelter/care).” To learn more about this, please visit Shelter Animals Count.