AHS Blog


  • 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, [...]

Your dog on Adult Swim!

August 15th, 2018|

Adult Swim is looking for 6 Atlanta Humane Society rescue dogs to be featured in a special new series! Filming for this series would take place this Saturday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta, and your dog would be one of the [...]

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 [...]

5 Reasons to Choose a Senior Pet!

August 14th, 2018|

Every day mature cats and dogs are dropped off at our facility because of circumstances neither they nor their families can control. They often get overlooked on the adoption floor by families looking for puppies or kittens under the misconception that adults in shelters are [...]


August 14th, 2018|

When Linus came into our care, we knew something was wrong. He could barely stand up, and couldn’t walk on his own. He was dehydrated, confused, and helpless. Our Shelter Medicine Team began running tests on Linus to determine the cause of his neurological issues, [...]


August 8th, 2018|

Cotton came to the Atlanta Humane Society after she endured a very scary injury- this sweet pup was bitten by a snake! One of our partner shelters asked if we could help with her medical care, so we welcomed her with open arms.  Thanks to [...]


August 8th, 2018|

Sweet Clarice came to the Atlanta Humane Society with a severely broken leg. This sweet puppy was in a lot of pain, and we knew we had to help.  The break was severe and required immobilization of the leg for more than six weeks. Clarice [...]

  • $300,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

$300,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

July 31st, 2018|

I have outstanding news: Because Robert William Roberts cared so much for animals during his lifetime, his bequest is providing a match for every dollar you give to the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) by August 31 — up to $300,000! That means your gift will [...]

  • This litter of six puppies had been thoughtlessly left in a car on a hot summer day.

Hot Weather

July 25th, 2018|

This litter of six puppies had been thoughtlessly left in a car on a hot summer day. They were left there for hours before a good Samaritan found them and called their local Animal Control Department. By the time they were rescued, several [...]

  • Never leave your dog in a hot car.

Summer Heat Pet Tips

July 24th, 2018|

Summer is in full swing! For people, that means swimming pools, cookouts, and family vacations. But what about for our pets?  Summer often means we're home more with our pets, and the warm weather offers pets the opportunity to accompany their owners to the park, [...]

Parvo – Summer 2018

July 16th, 2018|

The test was positive. Our worst fears were confirmed, and little Max had was diagnosed with deadly parvovirus. His body shook with chills, his stomach hurt so badly that he couldn't bare to eat, and he had never felt so terrible. In most shelters throughout [...]


July 6th, 2018|

Little Bean was thoughtlessly abandoned and left to fend for herself while suffering debilitating injuries. A Good Samaritan called to let us know about the conditions Bean and 4 other cats were left in, and we worked with our friends at Fulton County [...]

  • Petly Plans

Petly Plans

July 5th, 2018|

What Are Petly Plans? Petly Plans are affordable monthly payments that allow you to budget your pet’s preventive care services over the year, rather than paying in one lump sum. These preventive care plans were created by veterinarians to help make taking care of your [...]

Pete and Sadie

June 28th, 2018|

When we received the call from Forsyth County Animal Control, we couldn't have imagined the shape Pete and Sadie would be in. They had been severely neglected for months. Pete's eyes were completely matted over, and our Shelter Medicine Team wasn't sure what they would [...]


June 25th, 2018|

Loyal arrived at DeKalb County Animal Services as a stray- he was severely emaciated and had likely been wandering the streets for weeks searching for food. Your support allowed us to transfer him to the Atlanta Humane Society for treatment as soon as [...]

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

June 22nd, 2018|

Fourth of July celebrations are wonderful opportunities for family and friends to gather and celebrate our nation’s independence.  These celebrations include camping, picnics, barbecues and of course, fireworks.  Many of our pets are as intrepid and adventurous as we are and some of them not [...]


June 20th, 2018|

When we saw him, we could barely believe our eyes. His skin was cold and oddly smooth, and we could feel every rib, his entire spine, and his protruding hip bones. His face was sunken in, and his eyes were filled with sadness. At age [...]

  • Beat the Heat: $40 Feline Spay/Neuter Special!

$40 Feline Spay/Neuter Special!

June 8th, 2018|

We're offering a feline spay/neuter special now! Just $40 snags you an appointment, a microchip, and a spay/neuter so book your appointment now! For more information on our low-cost spay neuter appointments and to learn more about what you can expect during your appointment, [...]


June 8th, 2018|

Ralph was one of the 78 dogs we took in from a cruel and neglectful situation in Murray County, Georgia. We immediately noticed something was wrong when we saw him sitting in the blazing Georgia sun with no clean water. His lower jaw hung from [...]


June 6th, 2018|

Honey was found lying helplessly on the street. You could immediately tell that he wasn't able to use his back legs.  He had wounds all over his body, and his paw pads were burned raw. We immediately administered vital fluids, pain medication, and critical nutrition [...]