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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Holly


June 28th, 2019|

Holly was abandoned at a local veterinary office with abrasions all over her body and severely broken leg. She was taken to DeKalb County Animal Services where she received x-rays and hoped that her family would come back for her. When they didn't, [...]

  • Brownie

Urgent Summer Fund Drive

June 27th, 2019|

If you’ve ever burned your feet on hot concrete or felt your mouth go dry the moment you step outside into the heat, you can understand why summer is such a dangerous season for homeless and forgotten animals in the metro Atlanta area. During these [...]

  • Clover


June 26th, 2019|

The Atlanta Humane Society responded to an urgent puppy mill situation in Lamar County, GA where 44 dogs were living in extreme neglect. Many were nearly starving and most were covered head-to-toe in painful mats.  Clover was in a kennel all by herself trying to [...]

  • Arabella


June 25th, 2019|

Arabella arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society from an overcrowded local shelter, and it was obvious something was wrong. She was exhibiting classic signs of hydrocephalus, which meant there was fluid on her brain, and she was suffering from a life-threatening infection. Antibiotics were immediately [...]

  • Annual Loyal Friend Survey

Annual Loyal Friend Survey

June 22nd, 2019|

Do you want to save even more homeless and abused animals? Share your ideas on several of the Atlanta Humane Society’s key issues. It will only take a few minutes of your time to complete our Annual Loyal Friend Survey. But the impact you [...]

  • Fee-waived adoptions

Fee-Waived Adoptions

June 20th, 2019|

Dogs and cats six months and up havee $0 adoption fees now through Sunday, June 23, 2019. Regular AHS adoption processes still apply. Don’t miss out on this generous offer. Grab the kids and hurry to the Atlanta Humane Society to adopt your dog [...]

  • Clover getting a haircut

Animal Protection Unit

June 9th, 2019|

I am grateful for our community of supporters like you who love animals— and who generously answer our call to take action against cruelty, neglect and displacement of Atlanta’s most vulnerable animals. Your compassion ensures that we can open our hearts to thousands of dogs [...]


June 4th, 2019|

Sweet little Harper had a broken leg, but her recovery was promising. Our Shelter Medicine Team gave Harper a cute little cast and placed her in a loving foster home to heal. Then, the best thing happened... Please donate now and your support [...]

  • Paws in PJs

Paws in PJs

June 1st, 2019|

Late Night Adopt-a-thon Saturday, June 15, 2019 All animals 6 months and older go home free until 10:00 p.m. Join the Atlanta Humane Society, LifeLine Animal Project, and Best Friends Atlanta for a one-of-a-kind (ultra comfy!) adoption event! On Saturday June 15, we’re throwing a [...]

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

May 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

  • Adopt a Cat

Choosing an Older Pet

May 22nd, 2019|

Puppies and kittens are babies. All babies are cute, cuddly, and fun to watch playing and sleeping. It’s wonderful to see a baby grow, explore, and learn. But we cannot predict what kind of personality that baby will have as an adult. It [...]

  • Name Your Own Price Adoptions

Name Your Price

May 21st, 2019|

From Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26, 2019, all adoptable dogs and cats 5 years or older at the Atlanta Humane Society's three adoption centers will be "Name Your Price". Name Your Price adoption special sponsored by our friends at Boehringer Ingelheim. Browse [...]

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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