AHS Blog


  • 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 [...]

  • 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 after an application is submitted by a military member who is interested in adopting [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Two of the 165 German Shepherd Dogs Rescued

165 German Shepherds Rescued

February 14th, 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 [...]

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