AHS Blog



March 21st, 2019|

Last week, our Animal Protection Unit responded to an urgent puppy mill situation in Lamar County, GA where 44 dogs were living in extreme neglect. Many were nearly starving, most were covered head-to-toe in painful mats, and they had no hope. One of these dogs [...]

  • One of the dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia

Lamar County Puppy Mill Rescue

March 14th, 2019|

We've spent the day tirelessly working in conjunction with the Lamar County Sherrif's Office and the Lamar County District Attorney's Office to process and remove 44 dogs who have been living in neglect. The dogs were matted and living in muddy pens outside in their [...]

  • One of the dogs rescued from a small breed puppy mill

Small Breeds, Big Problem

March 3rd, 2019|

One tiny crate stacked on top of another. A puppy mill with about 500 - 700 Lhasa Apso’s, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas and other small breed dogs was discovered by local authorities in South Georgia a few days ago. The owner voluntarily relinquished the dogs. Numerous [...]

  • Tail-a-thon: Day of Giving

Tail-a-thon: A Day of Giving

February 18th, 2019|

On March 7, we’re bringing the entire community together with a telethon on multiple Atlanta TV channels to share the lifesaving stories you’ve made possible. And, we’ll be showing everyone how they can make a tremendous impact on the homeless dogs and cats still [...]

  • Abigail


February 17th, 2019|

Abigail was rescued from a cruel and neglectful situation in Murray County, GA. She and 77 other dogs were living in squalor with dirty water, little food, and no access to much-needed medical care. Your support allowed us to bring these sweet souls [...]

  • Maggie

Maggie’s Second Chance

February 16th, 2019|

A kind man came to our Howell Mill Campus with a tiny puppy curled up in his arms. She was all but skin and bones, and only had a few tiny patches of fur on her body. We rushed her into care and [...]

  • Bridget


February 15th, 2019|

You can help us care for Bridget by donating now. Huddled on the ledge of a bridge off I-20. Cars were whizzing past her.  Bridget had no where to turn, no where to run but straight into traffic or straight off a bridge. But [...]

  • Two of the 165 German Shepherd Dogs Rescued

165 German Shepherds Rescued

February 14th, 2019|

On Thursday, January 3, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Protection Unit responded to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherd Dogs on a property in Metter, GA. After carefully assessing the scene alongside the Candler County Sheriff’s Department, over 150 dogs ranging in age [...]

  • Amber

Amber was Fading

February 13th, 2019|

Amber couldn't stand, walk, or even lift her head, had wounds all over her body and was covered head to toe in blood. Our friends at Fulton County Animal Services picked her up off the street and called us for assistance providing the round-the-clock care [...]

  • Harriet


February 11th, 2019|

When little Harriet arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society, it was hard to tell what kind of animal she was. At 8-weeks-old, she was less than two pounds and covered head-to-toe in itchy, painful sores. A quick diagnostic test confirmed that this sweet girl had [...]

  • Buddy


February 8th, 2019|

Buddy's beloved owner lost his home and was no longer able to care for him after a wound on Buddy's neck became infected and needed immediate attention. After weeks of intensive care, bandage changing, and antibiotics, Buddy's wound healed thanks to our Shelter [...]

  • Free Pet Vaccination Clinic

Free Pet Vaccination Clinics

February 6th, 2019|

All are welcome to bring their dogs or cats to these free vaccination clinics brought to you by the Atlanta Humane Society. We will only be able to provide services to the first 100 pets so please arrive early! We are offering the following [...]

  • Your Donation Receipts

Your Donation Receipts

February 5th, 2019|

You can request copies of your receipts for one-time donations you made online at http://support.atlantahumane.org/site/ReceiptRequest. Online monthly donors will receive an email in early February with all of their 2018 donations attached. The receipt is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file that you can open with [...]

  • Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga

January 30th, 2019|

You read that correctly: yoga… with puppies! Puppy Yoga is appropriate for all skill levels and promises to be the most fun you’ve ever had at a fitness class, we promise. While you’re in downward dog pose, puppies will cover your face in kisses, and [...]

  • Game On! Adoption Special

Game On Adoption Special

January 30th, 2019|

Celebrate the big game with $53 dog adoptions & 53% off cat adoptions for all animals over 6 months from January 30 through February 2, 2019. All dogs over 6 months of age are only $53. All cats over 6 months of age are 53% [...]

  • Thank you!

2018.. Thanks to You!

January 11th, 2019|

Thank you for saving lives in 2018! Your generosity is amazing. When we look back on 2018, it’s with tremendous gratitude for friends like you who love animals and share your gifts to care for them. Because of you, more than 10,000 homeless [...]

  • 2019 RENEWAL

2019 Renewal

January 3rd, 2019|

Your compassion for homeless and abandoned animals is heartwarming! And as we enter 2019 — a year that promises many new challenges — I’m hopeful that I can count on you to support the Atlanta Humane Society. With your amazing generosity, you can give many [...]

  • Joel


December 31st, 2018|

The door opened and... We could see him, but he couldn't see us. Joel's whole body was matted, and his face was tangled with painful burrs that were making it difficult for him to see. He needed immediate care. Our Shelter Medicine Team carefully groomed [...]

  • Rescued Poodle

Rescued Poodles

December 31st, 2018|

UPDATE: One of the Standard Poodles has already been adopted, and the other two are finishing up treatment for their ear infections after receiving a much-needed grooming. Don't they look great?! After one of their owners passed away and the other was diagnosed with cancer, [...]

  • Levi


December 20th, 2018|

Levi's previous owner didn't know what to do. She brought him to us begging for help, and we knew that this little guy still had some fight left in him. His back legs are partially paralyzed, which makes it impossible for him to run and [...]

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