From the President

Cal Morgan

Cal Morgan, President and CEO

  • 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 [...]

  • $300,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

$300,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on $300,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

Our annual “2x Match Gift Challenge” has been extended! All gifts to AHS will be doubled - donations of $50 become $100, etc. – up to $300.000 until September 30. AHS supporter Robert William Roberts cared so much for animals during his lifetime, his bequest is providing a match for every dollar given.   I have outstanding news: Because Robert William Roberts cared so much for animals during his lifetime, his bequest is providing a match for every dollar you give to the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) by August 31 — up to $300,000! That means your gift will be doubled — helping save twice as many animals! I hope you’ll take full advantage of this rare 2-for-1 opportunity. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Right now, our shelter is bursting at the [...]

  • Urgent Summer Fund Drive

Urgent Summer Fund Drive

June 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Urgent Summer Fund Drive

If you’ve ever been really dry and thirsty on a hot summer’s day, you already understand why this is such a dangerous season for homeless and forgotten animals in the metro Atlanta area . . . When water sources that dogs and cats depend on dry up, dehydration leaves them highly susceptible to heatstroke. Additionally, the annual spring “baby boom” of kittens and puppies leads to an increase in competition for food and water when they’re already in short supply. PLUS, we’re even more concerned because deadly diseases like heartworm and parvovirus spread faster in hot weather. At the same time, our support slows down because many of our friends are traveling or busy with their families. The strain this causes threatens our ability to care for so many vulnerable animals at the very time [...]

  • Bubbles

Dear Friends

March 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Dear Friends

Your support of the work we do here at the Atlanta Humane Society is incredible. Your donations enable us to provide animals in need the care and love they deserve. And, especially in the springtime, your support enables us to care for an influx of tiny puppies and kittens who come to us seeking love. When you choose to support the animals, and these tiny puppies and kittens, you’re choosing to give them love, often for the first time in their lives. Please take a moment to read the stories of Bubbles, Maizey and Rain that are in the latest issue of The Heartbeat. Know that your past support gave them love, and that your support today will give the animals who are coming through our doors right now the love they need as well. [...]