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Hiccup came to the Atlanta Humane Society from an overcrowded rural shelter. In his previous home, he'd fallen off a table and injured his spine. He was struggling to walk, so we took him into our care to ensure he got the care he needed. After performing x-rays, we're happy to share that little Hiccup is [...]

2020-01-20T15:23:46-05:00January 19th, 2020|Rescues & Transfers, Uncategorized|


Tangelo came from very humble beginnings. His mother was one of over 40 dogs kept in deplorable conditions at puppy mill in middle Georgia, and by the time we arrived, she was extremely pregnant. She had been forced to give birth to litter after litter of puppies just for profit.  Within 48 hours of being [...]

2020-01-03T01:10:54-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Rescues & Transfers, Uncategorized|


Piper was found with her head completely stuck in a drainage pipe. Her fur was caked in blood, and we don't know how long she suffered like that before she was found. Our friends at Gordon County Animal Control called and asked for our help to treat Piper's injuries and find her the [...]

2020-01-23T14:02:38-05:00December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|


Right before the holidays, Athena experienced a huge loss. Her owner passed away, and she found herself homeless and hopeless. She had lived her entire life outside and was desperate for love and for a place to call home.  As soon as Athena walked through the doors of our Mansell location, we immediately noticed the [...]

2019-12-18T17:30:27-05:00December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|


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 [...]

2020-01-03T01:47:20-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Rescues & Transfers, Uncategorized|


Little Lucille was wandering the streets alone, and as the temperatures started to drop, she wondered what she would do to stay warm since she lost almost all of her fur to mange. She didn't have a place to call home, and her belly was aching from hunger. She had no one, and she needed [...]

2020-01-15T17:49:08-05:00November 20th, 2019|Homepage Featured Left, Rescues & Transfers|

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 [...]

2019-11-15T17:06:15-05:00November 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|

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|