AHS Blog



January 19th, 2020|

Hiccup came to the Atlanta Humane Society from an overcrowded rural shelter. In his previous home, he'd fallen off a table and injured his spine. He was struggling to walk, so we took him into our care to ensure he got the care he needed. After [...]

  • 2019 Impact Report

2019… Thanks to You!

January 3rd, 2020|

Tails are wagging and hearts are purring this morning. The lights are on, bowls are filled, crates are cleaned, and dogs and cats are meeting their new families. Because of you. In 2019, you helped animals across our community in more ways than [...]

  • Renewal 2020

Renewal 2020: Friends Like You

January 2nd, 2020|

As the new year begins, I am once again filled with hope for homeless and hurting pets throughout the metro Atlanta area. Why? The reason is quite simple: friends like you. I am so thankful to have you in our Supporter Family! Your generosity makes [...]

  • Tangelo in kennel


January 2nd, 2020|

Tangelo came from very humble beginnings. His mother was one of over 40 dogs kept in deplorable conditions at puppy mill in middle Georgia, and by the time we arrived, she was extremely pregnant. She had been forced to give birth to litter after litter [...]

  • Your Donation Receipts

Your Donation Receipts

January 1st, 2020|

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 January with all of their 2019 donations attached. The receipt is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file that you can open with Adobe [...]

  • Dogs with hats on

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

January 1st, 2020|

Happy New Year! Gloria Dorsey, DVM, MPH has a list of New Year's Resolutions that EVERY pet owner should make this year: Resolve to not feed your pet table foods!  This bad habit will promote finickiness in your pet. Resolve to exercise regularly with your [...]

  • Piper on exam table


December 31st, 2019|

Piper was found with her head completely stuck in a drainage pipe. Her fur was caked in blood, and we don't know how long she suffered like that before she was found. Our friends at Gordon County Animal Control called and asked for [...]


December 18th, 2019|

Right before the holidays, Athena experienced a huge loss. Her owner passed away, and she found herself homeless and hopeless. She had lived her entire life outside and was desperate for love and for a place to call home.  As soon as Athena walked through [...]

  • Two puppies with neurological issues

Both Puppies

December 12th, 2019|

Both in a crate only big enough for one. Abby and Emmy were stuck at an overcrowded rural shelter without access to medical resources. Due to neurological challenges, both puppies developed eye problems, loss of hearing, and started walking continuously in circles. Yet no veterinarian [...]

  • Trey

2019 Holiday Drive to Save Lives

December 12th, 2019|

The holidays are a special time filled with love, sharing and, most importantly, family. Like all puppies, Trey and his five littermates wanted nothing more than to be cuddled up safely in a warm place. But life wasn’t kind to them. They were left alone [...]

  • Your Donation Receipts

Make a Tax-Free Gift From Your IRA

December 11th, 2019|

You’ve worked hard, saved diligently and are ready to enjoy your retirement years. Maybe you’re also looking for a way to give back to the organizations and causes that have been important to you. Consider making a gift from your IRA. If you’re 70½ or [...]


December 3rd, 2019|

When Stravinsky arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society, he was just a tiny 8-week-old kitten. The overcrowded rural shelter he came from didn't know about his serious heart condition, but as soon as our Shelter Medicine Team placed a stethoscope on his tiny chest, they [...]

  • Martina on the exam table


December 3rd, 2019|

She must have crawled under the car for safety. How does a kitten who can't walk find herself on a busy street in downtown Atlanta? Covered in fleas, underweight, and unable to walk, Martina came into our care at our West Midtown location. After a [...]

  • Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga

December 1st, 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 [...]

  • Lucille


November 20th, 2019|

Little Lucille was wandering the streets alone, and as the temperatures started to drop, she wondered what she would do to stay warm since she lost almost all of her fur to mange. She didn't have a place to call home, and her belly was [...]