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  • PetFirst Pet Insurance

PetFirst Pet Insurance

December 12th, 2018|

We know that pets are like family. We also know that should your pet ever get sick or have a serious accident, as a pet owner, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’ll pay for vet expenses. Pet insurance allows you [...]

  • Eloise


December 5th, 2018|

We heard tiny, desperate meows coming from a small crate that had been dropped off in front of our Admissions department and immediately rushed to see what was inside. Much to our surprise, we found two tiny kittens that needed love and care. [...]

  • Shelley


November 26th, 2018|

Shelley was one of 32 dogs rescued from severe neglect. They were living in their own filth without any access to much-needed Veterinary care. As soon as we saw Shelley, we knew she was in some of the worst shape imaginable. Her tiny, frail body [...]

  • Petunia


November 22nd, 2018|

Her face should have been soft, bright white, and hopeful. Instead, she was tinged brown, fleas crawling all around in her matted fur, and her eyes were pleading for help. Perhaps for the first time, Petunia was safe. And she would soon know what it [...]

  • Miggie


November 21st, 2018|

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, many Carolina shelters were pleading to clear space in their shelters so that they would be able to take in as many displaced animals as possible. Miggie came to the Atlanta Humane Society from one of those Carolina shelters, and [...]

  • Samantha


November 21st, 2018|

Samantha arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. When she was carried off the truck, we knew she needed more help than most of the other pups that arrived with her. Our Shelter Medicine Team immediately began working on sweet Samantha [...]

  • #GivingTuesday


November 20th, 2018|

This #GivingTuesday, give hope to homeless and abused animals. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and [...]

  • Black Furday. Name your own adoption price.

Black Furday

November 20th, 2018|

Name your own adoption price this Black Furday. All pets 6 months and up who have an black fur on them go home for a donation of your choice this Friday, November 23, 2018. Browse Dogs Browse Cats

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Pet Tips

November 17th, 2018|

'Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on under-cooked turkey or an unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Watch out for [...]

  • Murray County Rescue

Atlanta City Council Anti-Puppy Mill Legislation

November 2nd, 2018|

UPDATE: On Monday, November 5, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats from puppy mills in the City of Atlanta. This is a landmark victory for the welfare of animals in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Humane Society [...]

  • Celebrate Novempurr!

Celebrate Novempurr!

October 31st, 2018|

Celebrate Novempurr! Adopt an adult cat for $0 from November 1 - 4. All cats one year and older have their adoption fee waived at the Atlanta Humane Society from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018. VIEW CATS [...]

  • Hot dog!

Halloween Safety for Pets

October 25th, 2018|

Virtually everything we love about Halloween – candy, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and the party atmosphere, can become a source of fear or harm to our pets.  Because pets are such integral members of our families, we should ensure that the holiday is as safe and fun [...]

  • Bucky


October 5th, 2018|

Tiny Bucky was brought to our friends at Dekalb County Animal Services with a severe injury- he couldn't put any weight on his front left paw, so they reached out to us, and we gladly took this guy into our care.  Our expert Shelter Medicine [...]

  • Mickey

Life was cruel for Mickey

October 1st, 2018|

It’s incredible what your support does year-round for the Atlanta Humane Society. I want you to know that every gift you give is used carefully and efficiently to save the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats in the metro Atlanta area. Because of you, [...]

  • 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 [...]

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