AHS Blog


  • Shelley

Your Love Changes Everything

September 11th, 2019|

Like most dogs, Shelley hoped for a life of love and safety. Unfortunately, Shelley’s life in a wretched puppy mill was full of filth, neglect and loneliness. When we rescued her with 32 other dogs, she was suffering and in terrible pain from a complete [...]

  • One of the Miltipoos rescued from a property in Monroe County

Maltipoos Rescued from Puppy Mill

September 9th, 2019|

The Towaliga County District Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department were alerted about the conditions of dogs on a property in Monroe County by a concerned citizen, and during a welfare check, the neglectful and unsanitary environment was discovered. The Atlanta Humane Society [...]

  • Hurricane evacuation route sign

Does Your Shelter Need Help?

September 5th, 2019|

Georgia Shelters Impacted by Hurricane Dorian The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly known as SAWA) is working collaboratively with Atlanta Humane Society as well as national and regional emergency response leadership to pair resources with the needs for animals and pet owners in affected [...]

  • Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Season

August 30th, 2019|

Each fall, as hurricanes threaten large parts of the south and east, animals shelters in their path tend to evacuate rather than risk flooding and catastrophe. As Atlanta sits just outside most emergency areas, AHS is asked to take in large numbers of dogs and [...]

  • Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

August 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

  • Harriet

$250,000 Matching Gift Extended

August 26th, 2019|

I have great news that’s also quite urgent — Our extraordinarily committed friends Charles and Virginia Bagley created a designated fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in order to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society in perpetuity. Their generosity is enabling a match up [...]

  • Dog rescued from a neglect case

130 Dogs and 40 Cats

August 16th, 2019|

On Friday, August 16, the Atlanta Humane Society responded to a neglect case on a property in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Over 130 dogs and 40 cats ranging in age and health status were found by local authorities to be living in extremely neglectful conditions. Rescue [...]

  • Teddy


August 14th, 2019|

When this four-month-old mix was hit by a car her owner took her to a local veterinarian where she was provided a cast. But it all went horribly wrong from there. Teddy's owner didn't take her back to have the cast removed. It was only [...]

  • Harriet

$250,000 Matching Gift

July 24th, 2019|

I have outstanding news: Our extraordinarily committed friends Charles and Virginia Bagley created a designated fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in order to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society in perpetuity. Their generosity is enabling a match up to $250,000 for every dollar [...]

  • Harriet


July 23rd, 2019|

When little Harriet (now named Pippa) 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 [...]

  • Two of the 165 German Shepherd Dogs Rescued

165 German Shepherds Rescued

July 22nd, 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 [...]

  • Bridget


July 21st, 2019|

A tiny kitten. Huddled on the ledge of a bridge off I-20. Cars whizzing past directly under her.  Bridget had no where to run but straight into traffic or straight off a bridge. But then, a warm hand swooped around her. The young gentleman had put [...]

  • Maggie


July 21st, 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 [...]

  • Tail-a-thon: Day of Giving


July 19th, 2019|

Once a frisky puppy, there was now something terribly wrong with Grits. Her bones were shaking and her body ached. Her temperature dropped and she was refusing to eat. Our Shelter Medicine Team ran a parvo test on her... and it came back [...]

  • Two puppies getting a check up

Puppy and Kitten Season

July 11th, 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 [...]

  • The Atlanta Humane Society adoption center in Duluth.

New Pet Adoption Center in Duluth

July 10th, 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 [...]

  • Better in Pairs

Better in Pairs

July 10th, 2019|

Life is better with a friend, and kittens are better in pairs. For a limited time, adopt one kitten for $125, and adopt them a kitten friend for $0. Kittens are tiny feline creatures with a massive amount of energy and curiosity clocking in under [...]

  • Nick Furry

Nick Furry

July 10th, 2019|

Nick Furry was found on a busy highway. All by himself. Shaking and watching the cars wiz by. He couldn’t walk due to a large bite wound on the inside of his back leg. A dog, fox, or coyote perhaps. The abrasions on his face [...]

  • Sparkle


July 9th, 2019|

Sparkle was brought to the Atlanta Humane Society when her owner’s health was failing, and could no longer give Sparkle the care she needed. Sparkle’s health was failing as well, and she needed extraordinary care to survive. She stopped eating, developed mammary masses and her [...]

  • Emergency & Disaster Prep

Emergency & Disaster Prep

July 1st, 2019|

Emergencies come in many forms and may require anything from a brief absence from your home to a permanent evacuation. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Step 1: Evacuate with your pet There are many options [...]

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