From the President

Cal Morgan

Cal Morgan, President and CEO

  • Shelley

Your Love Changes Everything

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Your Love Changes Everything

Like most dogs, Shelley hoped for a life of love and safety. Unfortunately, Shelley’s life in a wretched puppy mill was full of filth, neglect and loneliness. When we rescued her with 32 other dogs, she was suffering and in terrible pain from a complete lack of much-needed medical care. When Shelley got to the Atlanta Humane Society, her tiny, frail body was matted from head to toe, and she could barely see from the thick mats hanging from her face. At 11 years old, her teeth were completely rotten, which made it exceedingly difficult for her to eat. In the hands of our Shelter Medicine Team, sweet Shelley was able to overcome her horrible past. She was bathed, professionally groomed and given lots of affection and love. As our Shelter Medicine Team examined her, [...]

  • Harriet

$250,000 Matching Gift Extended

August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on $250,000 Matching Gift Extended

I have great news that’s also quite urgent — Our extraordinarily committed friends Charles and Virginia Bagley created a designated fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in order to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society in perpetuity. Their generosity is enabling a match up to $250,000 for every dollar you give by September 30. If you want to help, there is no better time than right now. Our shelter is bursting at the seams with dogs and cats like little Harriet, the dog shown above. Harriet was surrendered with her whole family — her mom, dad and her brother. Her skin was so raw and scabbed that it was hard to tell what kind of animal she was. Their owner was no longer able to care for them and was at a loss as [...]

  • Harriet

$250,000 Matching Gift

July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on $250,000 Matching Gift

I have outstanding news: Our extraordinarily committed friends Charles and Virginia Bagley created a designated fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in order to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society in perpetuity. Their generosity is enabling a match up to $250,000 for every dollar you give by August 22, 2019. That means your gift will be doubled — helping save twice as many animals! And when you become a Caregivers Club monthly donor, your first six months’ gifts will be doubled! I hope you’ll donate today to take advantage of this rare match opportunity. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Right now, our shelter is bursting at the seams with dogs and cats like little Harriet, the dog shown above. Harriet was surrendered with her whole family — her mom, dad and [...]

  • Brownie

Urgent Summer Fund Drive

June 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Urgent Summer Fund Drive

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 brutal months, the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is faced with animals who suffer from dehydration and heatstroke. Mothers are desperately trying to care for their litters of kittens and puppies who were born during the annual spring “baby boom.” This, in turn, leads to an increase in competition for food and water when these vital resources are already in short supply. At the same time, support drops because many of our loyal friends are traveling or busy with their families. The strain this causes threatens our ability to care for [...]

  • Annual Loyal Friend Survey

Annual Loyal Friend Survey

June 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Annual Loyal Friend Survey

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 have will affect our entire year. The deadline to complete the survey is June 30, so please complete the survey by then or sooner if possible. Your answers will guide us to inspire more animal lovers like you who make our lifesaving work possible. Also, as we are a local organization, we receive no government money or funds from national organizations and rely solely on private support. The direction we gather from your answers will help ensure we reach the right people efficiently and effectively. And of course, the more [...]

  • Clover getting a haircut

Animal Protection Unit

June 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Animal Protection Unit

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 and cats each year—connecting them with loving homes, fighting on their behalf and providing expert care. You are the heart of who we are and all that we do! Thank you. Now we need your support more than ever, as we save more animal lives with our new Animal Protection Unit. The Animal Protection Unit has already been part of 9 cases rescuing 413 dogs and cats since its inception, and we know there are so many more animals in crisis, waiting to be saved, who are counting on us. [...]

  • There's one name no animal deserves... Homeless.

There’s one name no animal deserves… Homeless.

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on There’s one name no animal deserves… Homeless.

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 Humane Society offers a safe haven and medical care for homeless animals. But what these animals really need is a loving home they can call their own. Animals like Gus and his six Husky mix littermates who were left homeless with their mother Tippy. After seeing the conditions of these homeless puppies, one of our partner shelters took them into their care and reached out to us for help. When we heard about them, we worked to quickly transport them to AHS to provide them the love they deserved. Once [...]

  • Abigail

The only thing that kept her alive was… HOPE.

April 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on The only thing that kept her alive was… HOPE.

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. Her skin was bright red and inflamed, her face and neck covered in scabs, and her feet swollen and tender from the infection. The only thing that kept Abigail alive was hope. Despite her heartbreaking medical condition, all Abigail wanted was to be loved. Thanks to your support, we were able to give her soothing baths, antibiotics to fight the infection and medication to help her hair grow back. Plus, lots of hugs and the love she so badly wanted. She was placed in a caring foster home to heal. [...]

  • Tail-a-thon: Day of Giving

Tail-a-thon: A Day of Giving

February 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Tail-a-thon: A Day of Giving

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 out there waiting for someone to save them. Thanks to a generous match from Purina®, your gift today will save TWICE as many waiting animals. When you give today, it doubles. With so many animals in need right now, we must have our community’s support to save them. This match, and the Day of Giving, couldn’t come at a better time. On the Day of Giving, watch for dozens of stories about animals like Grits. Once a frisky puppy, there was now something terribly wrong with the adorable Grits. Her [...]

  • 2019 RENEWAL

2019 Renewal

January 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 Renewal

Your compassion for homeless and abandoned animals is heartwarming! And as we enter 2019 — a year that promises many new challenges — I’m hopeful that I can count on you to support the Atlanta Humane Society. With your amazing generosity, you can give many vulnerable dogs and cats second chances — just like you did for Samantha and Bucky. Samantha arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. She needed more help than the other pups who arrived with her. Sweet Samantha had big splotches of lost hair and skin irritation and was badly malnourished and terrified. She needed weeks of specialized care and lots of love. Samantha was placed in a foster home to heal physically, gain confidence and learn to trust people again. Tiny Bucky, a gray tiger kitten [...]