From the President

Cal Morgan

Cal Morgan, President and CEO

  • 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. [...]

  • Joey

Happy Holidays

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Happy Holidays

As the holidays approach, we look forward to happy times with loved ones: laughing with friends, reuniting with family from near and far, sharing delicious meals, warmth on chilly days, good cheer and love abounding. For those of us who love our pets like family, they’ll be right in the middle of it all, wagging and purring next to us. But for so many homeless and abused animals, the holidays will not be happy times. Joey For Joey, a sweet puppy who came to us earlier this year, life could have held this same fate. Joey was tossed from a moving vehicle and hit by a car. When Joey arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society, this small puppy was crying out in pain and unable to walk. But your support saves homeless and [...]

  • Bailey

This Dog’s Story Will Touch Your Heart: Bailey

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on This Dog’s Story Will Touch Your Heart: Bailey

Words can never fully express how much you mean to the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS). You’ve had an incredible impact on the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats here in the metro Atlanta area — like Bailey . . . Bailey was transported to us from one of our shelter partners — AHS works with more than 100 local animal shelters throughout Georgia and the Southeast. This lifesaving partnership brings homeless rural animals to the metro Atlanta area, where they can find homes much faster and their lives can be saved. Bailey was limping pitifully when he first came to us. He was obviously afraid, hurting badly and had been suffering for some time. He’d had no way to let someone know, and no one who cared. When our Shelter Medicine Team [...]

From the President: July, 2017

July 7th, 2017|Comments Off on From the President: July, 2017

Last year, your support helped save thousands of dogs and cats. Today, these animals are thriving with new, loving families, and that gives us so much joy! We’re well on pace to save even more animals this year, and I’m excited to share some of the happy endings these animals are experiencing — all thanks to you! Bella, whose heart condition was healed through lifesaving surgery... Dewey, who had a rare and painful birth defect... Sugar, who had specialized surgery performed on her leg... and others. When you read these amazing stories of survival, please know that you made them possible. You gave desperate cats and dogs second chances. I cannot thank you enough — for caring, and for saving their lives. Sincerely, Cal Morgan

From the President: March, 2017

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on From the President: March, 2017

Dear Friends: Advancing animal welfare and improving the lives of animals in the Southeast is the duty of our entire community. This community includes animal welfare advocates and supporters like you as well as the many animal welfare organizations in our area. Collaborations between these animal welfare organizations are key, especially considering our goals are all the same – to save animal lives. This year, we strived to lead these collaborations. Made possible by support from friends like you, our transfer partner program collaborated with more than 100 agencies across the Southeast giving these animals a second chance in life. We’re also bringing harder medical cases, like Maggie, our cover dog, into our shelters from these organizations to provide them specialized care. We also collaborated with these animal welfare organizations during the first [...]

Home for the Holidays

October 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Home for the Holidays

Dear Friends, As we anticipate the upcoming holiday season, we often think of all of the wonderful things that the holidays include: time with families, wonderful food, gathering with friends, warmth, comfort, peace and love. As we also know, many in our communities do not get to experience these wonderful aspects of the holiday season. While I know our dog Ralph will be part of our family celebrations and will have his own gifts under our tree, many animals will not see that this year. Let me share a story about one of the animals who came to Atlanta Humane Society recently: her name is Lizzie. She is a 2-year-old Beagle mix. She and her seven puppies, only a few weeks old, were picked up by county animal control outside of a home where they [...]

A Letter from Cal Morgan, President and CEO

January 29th, 2015|Comments Off on A Letter from Cal Morgan, President and CEO

Cal Morgan Let’s welcome… Cal Morgan, President and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society and SPCA of Georgia, Inc. HOW I CAME TO AHS I’m pleased to be able to share my thoughts and opinions about animal welfare issues as we begin a new journey together. It is an honor to be serving as the leader of one of the nation’s longest standing humane organizations.  I became President and CEO in February 2014 after having served in the same capacity at the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) for the past 13 years.  I have spent my entire working career in the nonprofit world beginning with the United Way in Detroit and Jacksonville, Florida followed by 12 years as a Regional Vice President for American Cancer Society back in Michigan.  I have always enjoyed the [...]