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So far Amanda Harris has created 56 blog entries.

Lola Needed Surgery

Lola was brought to the Atlanta Humane Society when her previous owners were no longer able to care for her. We took Lola in and gave her a full physical exam which revealed something unexpected and catastrophic: Lola had a torn ACL, which is a crucial ligament in her back left leg. This [...]

2019-11-14T14:15:32-05:00November 1st, 2019|Rescues & Transfers, Success Stories|


When a Good Samaritan walked through our doors holding tiny Malibu, the worried look on her face told us everything we needed to know. As she was driving on Interstate 285, she spotted a tiny kitten limping across the road barely being missed by speeding cars, and her heart stopped.  She pulled over [...]

2019-11-04T16:15:49-05:00November 1st, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


When Stravinsky arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society, he was just a tiny 8-week-old kitten. The overcrowded rural shelter he came from didn't know about his serious heart condition, but as soon as our Shelter Medicine Team placed a stethoscope on his tiny chest, they knew something was the matter.  This sweet kitten was diagnosed [...]

2019-10-03T17:19:19-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019-08-28T13:08:17-05:00August 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. [...]

2019-07-24T14:35:56-05:00July 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 [...]

2019-07-12T02:09:02-05:00July 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 [...]

2019-07-10T12:50:29-05:00July 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 [...]

2019-06-28T16:13:52-05:00June 28th, 2019|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 [...]

2019-06-28T16:11:26-05:00June 25th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


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