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Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

Has your Atlanta Humane Society adopted pet changed your life? You can help thousands of animals at AHS this year by submitting your adoption story to the Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign! Winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree, and the organization they adopted from will receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving [...]

2019-08-28T13:08:17-04:00August 28th, 2019|Partners, Pet Care|


When little Harriet (now named Pippa) arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society, it was hard to tell what kind of animal she was. At 8-weeks-old, she was less than two pounds and covered head-to-toe in itchy, painful sores. A quick diagnostic test confirmed that this sweet girl had demodectic mange, which was making her miserable. [...]

2019-07-24T14:35:56-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Homepage Featured Left, Rescues & Transfers|

Nick Furry

Nick Furry was found on a busy highway. All by himself. Shaking and watching the cars wiz by. He couldn’t walk due to a large bite wound on the inside of his back leg. A dog, fox, or coyote perhaps. The abrasions on his face needed immediate medical attention. He looked like he had fought [...]

2019-07-12T02:09:02-04:00July 10th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


Sparkle was brought to the Atlanta Humane Society when her owner’s health was failing, and could no longer give Sparkle the care she needed. Sparkle’s health was failing as well, and she needed extraordinary care to survive. She stopped eating, developed mammary masses and her severe case of dental disease was getting worse. On top [...]

2019-07-10T12:50:29-04:00July 9th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


Holly was abandoned at a local veterinary office with abrasions all over her body and severely broken leg. She was taken to DeKalb County Animal Services where she received x-rays and hoped that her family would come back for her. When they didn't, the kind folks at DCAS made the decision to amputate [...]

2019-06-28T16:13:52-04:00June 28th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


The Atlanta Humane Society responded to an urgent puppy mill situation in Lamar County, GA where 44 dogs were living in extreme neglect. Many were nearly starving and most were covered head-to-toe in painful mats.  Clover was in a kennel all by herself trying to rest on an uncomfortable slatted pallet and unable to see [...]

2019-06-28T16:11:17-04:00June 26th, 2019|Homepage Featured Right, Rescues & Transfers|


Arabella arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society from an overcrowded local shelter, and it was obvious something was wrong. She was exhibiting classic signs of hydrocephalus, which meant there was fluid on her brain, and she was suffering from a life-threatening infection. Antibiotics were immediately administered to help tiny Arabella fight the infection, and she [...]

2019-06-28T16:11:26-04:00June 25th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


Sweet little Harper had a broken leg, but her recovery was promising. Our Shelter Medicine Team gave Harper a cute little cast and placed her in a loving foster home to heal. Then, the best thing happened... Please donate now and your support can help care for hundreds of other animals just like [...]

2019-06-12T11:59:19-04:00June 4th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|

More than Just Kitten Season

While the discovery of unattended kittens, baby birds, or even bunnies can seem like a heartwarming chance to save a life, the best course of action may not be what you think. It's not just kitten season - it's everything season! As counter intuitive as it may seem, the most important thing you can do [...]

2019-05-10T11:05:05-04:00May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|


When Melonie was brought to the Atlanta Humane Society, we immediately knew we had to help. She had a growth the size of a cantaloupe hanging from her left side, and she was so scared. Our Shelter Medicine Team immediately took x-rays and could see that sweet Melonie's growth was the largest hernia they had [...]

2019-05-01T17:12:16-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|