AHS Blog


More than Just Kitten Season

May 10th, 2019|

While the discovery of unattended kittens, baby birds, or even bunnies can seem like a heartwarming chance to save a life, the best course of action may not be what you think. It's not just kitten season - it's everything season! As counter intuitive as [...]

  • Two puppies getting a check up

Puppy and Kitten Season

May 2nd, 2019|

It's not planned. But you can plan on it. Puppy and Kitten Season. Each spring, the Atlanta Humane Society sees a sharp uptick in the number of litters of puppies and kittens that arrive at our doors. They're cute, they're adorable, but they all [...]

  • There's one name no animal deserves... Homeless.

There’s one name no animal deserves… Homeless.

May 1st, 2019|

The streets are a sad, lonely place for the dogs and cats, puppies and kittens without homes. Hunger gnaws at empty bellies. No soothing voice or gentle hand offers comfort. Fear becomes a way of life. Fortunately, with help from friends like you, the Atlanta [...]

  • The Atlanta Humane Society adoption center in Duluth.

New Pet Adoption Center in Duluth

May 1st, 2019|

The Atlanta Humane Society merged with the Georgia SPCA in 2018. The Georgia SPCA facility in Suwanee is now closed, and we are opening an Atlanta Humane Society Adoption Center in Duluth to continue to serve the Gwinnett County community. We are excited to have [...]

  • Seven kittens found in duffel bag

Kittens Found in Duffel Bag

April 30th, 2019|

The bag was just lying there. Off to the side. A duffel bag in Piedmont Park. And it was making a sound. Not just any sound. It was a cry for help. Multiple cries for help. A good Samaritan couldn't take it anymore. He walked [...]

  • Melonie


April 23rd, 2019|

When Melonie was brought to the Atlanta Humane Society, we immediately knew we had to help. She had a growth the size of a cantaloupe hanging from her left side, and she was so scared. Our Shelter Medicine Team immediately took x-rays and could see [...]

  • Pets for Patriots

Pets for Patriots

April 17th, 2019|

The Atlanta Humane Society has partnered with Pets for Patriots! For current or former members of the United States Military, the Atlanta Humane Society offers fee-waived adoptions for eligible pets. Eligible pets for the Pets for Patriots program include: Adult dogs or cats 2 [...]

  • Georgia's Cutest Pet Contest

Georgia’s Cutest Pet Contest

April 16th, 2019|

Does your pet have what it takes to be named Georgia’s Cutest Pet? They sure are adorable, but do they have what it takes to be the cutest? We think so, and we know you do too! All contest photos will appear online where Georgia [...]

  • Abigail

The only thing that kept her alive was… HOPE.

April 3rd, 2019|

Abigail was rescued from a cruel and neglectful situation in northeast Georgia. She and 77 other dogs had lived their whole lives in squalor with dirty water, little food and without much needed medical care. Sweet Abigail was covered head to toe in itchy mange. [...]

  • ZooPaws

ZOOPAWS – Atlanta’s Pet Adoption Event

March 28th, 2019|

ZOOPAWS Atlanta’s Pet Adoption Event April 27, 2019 Zoo Atlanta Meet your new best friend … right outside the Zoo! Join Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society for our annual pet adoption event. ZooPaws is back for a THIRD year after more [...]

  • Henry


March 27th, 2019|

Something wasn't quite right with Henry. His development wasn't... "on track" with his other litter mates. His head began to tilt sideways and he struggled to keep his balance.  Our Shelter Medicine Team examined him and prescribed a nutritious diet and placed him in a [...]

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

Lamar County Puppy Mill Rescue

March 26th, 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 [...]

  • Abigail


March 26th, 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 [...]

  • Clover


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 [...]

  • Georgia Pet Foundation spay/neuter licence plate sticker

Buy A Tag. Save A Life.

March 8th, 2019|

When you renew your tags, consider a #GeorgiaPetFoundation tag. $19 of the $25 specialty tag fee will fund local spay/neuter initiatives. It's a sustainable funding source to end pet overpopulation in Georgia. Purchase Georgia Pet Foundation spay/neuter license through your county tax office. Expect tag [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

Load More Posts