AHS Blog


Just One Celebration Event

September 19th, 2018|

It takes just one person to change the life of an animal. Will you be that person? With more than 11,000 animals relying on the Atlanta Humane Society each year for medical care, love and support, we’re asking you to step up and change the [...]


September 19th, 2018|

Your donation will be matched today to help puppies like Hutch.  Hutch had a broken heart. One of his valves was so small, blood wasn't moving through his heart properly. Without surgery, he would only survive a few months. A gracious donor provided the funds needed [...]

  • Fee-waived purricanes

Fee-waived purricanes

September 13th, 2018|

We're taking in more cats who are seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence so we're waiving the adoption fees on all of our cats 6 months and up through Sunday. All cats shown below have fee-waived adoptions through Sunday, September 16!

  • Ella


September 13th, 2018|

Ella made the long journey from the South Carolina coast seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. She arrived at midnight along with 34 other dogs who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall.  Sweet Ella is covered head-to-toe in itchy mange, a skin condition that caused all [...]

  • Arnie

Arnie Update

September 5th, 2018|

All Arnie wanted was love, food, and a safe place to sleep. What he got was a heap of neglect and abuse. When we received the plea for help from our friends at DeKalb County Animal Shelter, our hearts broke for sweet Arnie. At only [...]

The Matching Gift Challenge Has Been Extended!

September 5th, 2018|

Our annual “2x Match Gift Challenge” has been extended! All gifts to AHS will be doubled - donations of $50 become $100, etc. – up to $300.000 until September 30. AHS supporter Robert William Roberts cared so much for animals during his lifetime, his bequest [...]

Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

September 4th, 2018|

Has your Atlanta Humane Society adopted pet changed your life? You can help thousands of animals at AHS this year by submitting your adoption story to the Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign! Winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree, and the organization [...]

Walk for the Animals

August 31st, 2018|

Looking for the Walk for the Animals? This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. There are just too many animals in need. Too many animals in harm’s way. Too many animals facing suffering. This year, we’re asking you to be just the one they’re [...]

  • Just One campaign

Just One Campaign

August 30th, 2018|

It takes just one person to change the life of an animal. Will you be that person? With more than 11,000 animals relying on the Atlanta Humane Society each year for medical care, love and support, we’re asking you to step up and change the [...]


August 30th, 2018|

Toodles is a precious 1-year-old Shih-tzu mix, and this little guy has a big problem. We aren't sure how it happened, but Toodles ended up at DeKalb County Animal Services with a severely broken femur. X-rays revealed that the bone was badly damaged, and Tootles [...]


August 28th, 2018|

Her face should have been soft, bright white, and hopeful. Instead, she was tinged brown, fleas crawling all around in her matted fur, and her eyes were pleading for help. Perhaps for the first time, Petunia was safe. And she would soon know what it [...]

  • Escalade wrapped in blanket


August 23rd, 2018|

A Good Samaritan was on his daily commute when he saw something run in front of his car. He slammed on his breaks and realized what he'd seen was a pint-sized kitten!  But this wasn't just any kitten, this kitten had attitude. She wasn't sure [...]

  • Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga

August 23rd, 2018|

You heard right... PUPPY YOGA.  Join the Atlanta Humane Society and Highland Yoga on Sunday, September 9 as we embark on a yoga experience like no other... with adoptable puppies! This one-hour class will be taught by Highland Yoga certified instructor Caron Christinson, and it [...]

5th Anniversary of Dog-Fighting Case

August 22nd, 2018|

August 23, 2018 is the 5-year anniversary of the second largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history (“367 case”). 367 dogs were found living in deplorable conditions after raids were conducted in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The ASPCA partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office and the [...]

  • Shelley matted


August 21st, 2018|

Shelley was one of 32 dogs rescued from severe neglect. They were living in their own filth without any access to much-needed Veterinary care. As soon as we saw Shelley, we knew she was in some of the worst shape imaginable. Her tiny, frail body [...]

Oglethorpe Cruelty Case

August 20th, 2018|

It came to our attention last week that the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department in Crawford, GA was investigating a potential criminal case involving 16 deceased dogs on a rental property.  Many small, rural jurisdictions like Oglethorpe do not have the ability to transport this many [...]

  • Charlie


August 17th, 2018|

On Wednesday, August 15, the Atlanta Humane Society's Cruelty Investigation Unit brought Charlie and more than 30 other dogs back to Atlanta from a neglect case in Macon-Bibb County. All 32 dogs were living in deplorable conditions. These dogs were not receiving the love or [...]

  • 2 of the 32 Dogs Removed from Neglect

32 Dogs Removed from Neglect

August 15th, 2018|

Yesterday, there were 32 dogs living in horrendous conditions. Laying in their own filth. Suffering and in pain, with no help nearby. But, this morning, these Maltese, Cocker Spaniel, and Chihuahua mixes are feeling love and being cared for by the Atlanta Humane Society. A concern was raised, [...]

In Memoriam: Robert L. Fisher

August 15th, 2018|

In Memoriam Robert L. Fisher 1931-2018 Long term Atlanta Humane Society employee, Robert L. Fisher passed away in June of 2018. Fisher was a native of Lubbock, Texas and spent more than 30 years at the Society in a number of positions, most notably as [...]

  • Veterinarian identify cat by microchip implant

Microchip Awareness Day

August 14th, 2018|

A microchip is a small implant used in a variety of animals for identification.  A veterinarian can easily insert the chip into a pet in a matter of minutes, and no sedation is necessary. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice [...]