From the President

Cal Morgan

Cal Morgan, President and CEO

  • 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 [...]

  • 2018 Holiday Drive to Save Lives

2018 Holiday Drive to Save Lives

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Holiday Drive to Save Lives

Thanks to your incredible kindness, this holiday season will be much happier for a sweet puppy named Dabble (pictured). He came to Atlanta Humane Society unable to put any weight on his left front leg. Every step was a painful struggle. Our Shelter Medicine Team soon found the cause: a rare, crippling bone deformity. After a thorough exam, AHS Veterinarians made the decision to remove the leg, which would eliminate Dabble’s pain and dramatically increase his quality of life. During his recovery, Dabble stayed in one of AHS’s foster homes, receiving the gentle, loving care he needed to fully heal. Day by day he grew stronger, embracing life on three legs. Soon, he was healthy enough to be put up for adoption. It didn’t take long for a family to see how special [...]

  • Mickey

Life was cruel for Mickey

October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Life was cruel for Mickey

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, dogs like Mickey get a second chance. Sweet Mickey grew up knowing nothing but cruelty, forced to live outside with dirty water and little food. Our Animal Protection Unit rescued him and almost 80 other dogs from an unspeakably disturbing situation in Murray County where they were living in filth. Some of the dogs had been living outside their entire lives, exposed to the rain, heat, cold and snow. Painful skin conditions went untreated. A few dogs were battling a potentially deadly disease and needed specialized veterinary care. Mickey’s skin [...]

  • Arnie

Arnie Update

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Arnie Update

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 11 months old, he was covered head-to-toe in itchy mange, painful sores, and open wounds. He had an upper respiratory infection that needed immediate attention, and his paws were swollen and inflamed from his severe skin infection. All Arnie had known in his short life was cruelty and neglect from the people he looked to for love and care. Our Shelter Medicine Team provided Arnie with a soothing medicated bath, antibiotics for the infection, treatment for the itchy mange, and a lot of love. Despite the neglect this pup has [...]