AHS Blog


  • Dog rescued from the path of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence

September 21st, 2018|

We’re taking in more dogs and cats who have become displaced from Hurricane Florence. We’ll be taking in dogs and cats from the Guilford County Department of Animal Services in Greensboro, North Carolina to make space for animals there who have become displaced from Hurricane [...]

  • Linus


September 20th, 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, [...]

  • Just One: Atlanta Humane Society Fundraiser

Just One Celebration Event

September 19th, 2018|

It takes just one person to change the life of an animal. Will you be that person? With more than 11,000 animals relying on the Atlanta Humane Society each year for medical care, love and support, we’re asking you to step up and change the [...]

  • Hutch


September 19th, 2018|

Hutch had a broken heart. One of his valves was so small, blood wasn't moving through his heart properly. Without surgery, he would only survive a few months. A gracious donor provided the funds needed for Hutch's surgery, and after a successful recovery, Hutch has a [...]

  • Ella


September 13th, 2018|

Ella made the long journey from the South Carolina coast seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. She arrived at midnight along with 34 other dogs who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. Sweet Ella is covered head-to-toe in itchy mange, a skin condition that caused all [...]

  • Arnie

Arnie Update

September 5th, 2018|

All Arnie wanted was love, food, and a safe place to sleep. What he got was a heap of neglect and abuse. When we received the plea for help from our friends at DeKalb County Animal Shelter, our hearts broke for sweet Arnie. At only [...]

  • Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

September 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

  • Just One: Atlanta Humane Society Fundraiser

Walk for the Animals

August 31st, 2018|

Looking for the Walk for the Animals? This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. There are just too many animals in need. Too many animals in harm’s way. Too many animals facing suffering. This year, we’re asking you to be just the one they’re [...]

  • Just One campaign

Just One Campaign

August 30th, 2018|

It takes just one person to change the life of an animal. Will you be that person? With more than 11,000 animals relying on the Atlanta Humane Society each year for medical care, love and support, we’re asking you to step up and change the [...]

  • Toodles


August 30th, 2018|

Toodles is a precious 1-year-old Shih-tzu mix, and this little guy has a big problem. We aren't sure how it happened, but Toodles ended up at DeKalb County Animal Services with a severely broken femur. X-rays revealed that the bone was badly damaged, and Tootles [...]

  • Escalade


August 23rd, 2018|

A Good Samaritan was on his daily commute when he saw something run in front of his car. He slammed on his breaks and realized what he'd seen was a pint-sized kitten!  But this wasn't just any kitten, this kitten had attitude. She wasn't sure [...]

5th Anniversary of Dog-Fighting Case

August 22nd, 2018|

August 23, 2018 is the 5-year anniversary of the second largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history (“367 case”). 367 dogs were found living in deplorable conditions after raids were conducted in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The ASPCA partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office and the [...]

  • Charlie


August 17th, 2018|

On Wednesday, August 15, the Atlanta Humane Society's Cruelty Investigation Unit brought Charlie and more than 30 other dogs back to Atlanta from a neglect case in Macon-Bibb County. All 32 dogs were living in deplorable conditions. These dogs were not receiving the love or [...]

  • 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, [...]

In Memoriam: Robert L. Fisher

August 15th, 2018|

In Memoriam Robert L. Fisher 1931-2018 Long term Atlanta Humane Society employee, Robert L. Fisher passed away in June of 2018. Fisher was a native of Lubbock, Texas and spent more than 30 years at the Society in a number of positions, most notably as [...]

  • Veterinarian identify cat by microchip implant

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!

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 [...]

  • Cotton


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 [...]

  • Clarice


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 [...]

  • Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

August 2nd, 2018|

Your Kroger cart isn’t quite full unless you’re supporting the animals at the Atlanta Humane Society through the Kroger Community Rewards program. You can designate the reward points you earn by shopping at Kroger to turn into dollars to help the animals in need here [...]

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