About AHS


More than 140 years as Atlanta’s Primary Animal Charity

Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011.

Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 9,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States.

Locations & Hours

Locations and Hours
Find Us

The Atlanta Humane Society has an adoption center in Alparetta on Mansell and an adoption center and a veterinary center in Atlanta on Howell Mill

Blog

Blog
Keep Up

Stay up to date on what’s going on at the Atlanta Humane Society. Adoption specials, event news, and stories of rescued animals.

FAQ

FAQs
Questions? Answers!

Do you have a question? You might find the answer here.

From the President

From the President
Notes from Cal

Notes and thoughts from Cal Morgan, President and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society.

Mission and Vision

Atlanta Humane Society Mission and Vision
Mission and Vision

Leadership team and department phone numbers for the Atlanta Humane Society.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports
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Find the annual reports, financial statements and 990’s for the Atlanta Humane Society.

Employment

AHS Employment Opportunities
Jobs at AHS

The Atlanta Humane Society is looking to find animal loving friends for a variety of jobs at both our Howell Mill and Mansell campuses.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
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The officers, directors, and advisory board of the Atlanta Humane Society.

Staff

AHS Staff
Meet the AHS Staff

Leadership team and department phone numbers for the Atlanta Humane Society.

The Heartbeat

AHS Newsletter - The Heartbeat
All Issues

THE HEARTBEAT, our newsletter, is full of inspiring stories about the life-saving activities which our friends and supporters are making possible with their generous donations.

News

News
Press Room

Press releases and media coverage of the Atlanta Humane Society. Media contact for the Atlanta Humane Society.

Contact Us

Contact Us
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About the Atlanta Humane Society


About the Atlanta Humane Society

MORE THAN 140 YEARS AS ATLANTA’S PRIMARY ANIMAL CHARITY

Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011.

Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 9,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States.

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.

The vision of the Atlanta Humane Society is to be the premier leader and organizational resource for the welfare and protection of companion animals in the southeastern United States.

VIEW OUR ANNUAL REPORTS

ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY VALUES TRANSPARENCY

To view our 2016 Annual Report, please click here.

To view our 2016 Financial Statements, please click here.

To view our 2016 IRS 990 Statement, please click here.

To view our 2015 Annual Report, please click here.

To view our 2015 IRS 990 Statement, please click here.

To view our 2015 Financial Statements, please click here.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES:

  1. Leadership
    • We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care.
    • We have the courage and integrity to do the right thing on behalf of animals
  2. Respect
    • We have a heart of compassion for animals, people and the community.
    • We strive to work collaboratively, value diversity and build strong relationships among all stakeholders
  3. Commitment
    • We provide exceptional service to all.
    • We operate with integrity, transparency and the highest ethical standards.
    • We commit to the pursuit of growth and learning.
    • We embrace and drive change!