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We are working diligently to bring back all of our key programs safely and are continuing our adoptions program both virtually and in-person with safety measures in place. It is our top priority right now to maintain a safe workplace and implement practices to protect the health of our community.

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Adoption

You can adopt in one of two ways. For animals at our physical West Midtown location, you can adopt in-person with no appointment necessary Wednesday- Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. For animals in foster homes, you can adopt through our virtual adoption process. You can learn more about how to adopt a pet during this time here.

Become a Foster Caregiver

Foster caregivers provide temporary care for cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies in their own homes. Some of the animals in need of fostering are too young to be adopted or sick or fearful and need some TLC before adoption. Because of COVID-19, we are also in need of fosters who can provide in-home care for animals who are up for adoption while also helping to facilitate socially-distanced meet and greets with potential adopters. Click here for more information or to sign up for a foster orientation.

Events

We are hosting the occasional small event with safety protocols in place. To view all of our upcoming events, please visit atlantahumane.org/events

Veterinary Center

Our public-facing Veterinary Center is continuing to offer their affordable veterinary services. If you are unsure if your pet requires veterinary care, you can schedule an appointment for a free virtual Veterinary Helpline Session and a veterinarian will determine if your pet requires in-person care. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, contact your local emergency vet.

Rehoming an Animal

Our team is prioritizing these admissions on a case-by-case basis as well as prioritizing emergency situations from other animal welfare organizations. If you are looking to rehome your animal, please visit our animal admissions page. If you are looking to rehome an animal during this time, we recommend you use Adopt-a-Pet’s rehoming tool.

Stray Animals

As always, Georgia law requires stray animals to be brought to the municipal shelter of the county they were found in. Our friends at DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services offer a “Friendly Finder” program that enables you to report the stray animal to them and then foster the stray animal you found during their stray hold period. For more information on this program, please click here.

How You Can Help

We are continuing to accept donated goods from our wish list. We have two red bins outside of our West Midtown and Alpharetta locations that you can put your donated items into. We are also in need of financial contributions to help us care for the animals during this time. It has not been an easy decision for us to close, but we are doing so for the well-being of our staff, volunteers, and community.

We are a local no-kill facility who relies on our community’s support to care for these animals. We receive no government funding, we have no umbrella organization overseeing us or providing us funding, and we are not associated with any other national or local humane society. More than 85% of our support comes from our direct Atlanta community, and we need that support to continue during this time. Please consider making a donation to help us care for the animals during and after this time.

Your Pet and COVID-19

There is still a lot that needs to be learned about the virus that causes COVID-19, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.

According to the CDC, they are aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Only a few of the pets reported to be positive showed signs of illness. If you are sick with COVID-19, you should restrict contact with your pets, just like you would with people. For more information on COVID-19 and your pet, please click here.

Who will care for your pet?

You should plan for your pet now. As always, you should include your pet in any disaster planning and always be prepared to implement your pet’s emergency plan. Please visit our “Who will care for my pet” section to learn more about the steps you should take today.

Questions?

Our Resource Center is open 7 days a week from 9 a..m. – 5 p.m. during this time to assist with any questions you might have. You can reach us at 404.875.5331.

 

We are working diligently to bring back all of our key programs safely and are continuing our adoptions program both virtually and in-person with safety measures in place. It is our top priority right now to maintain a safe workplace and implement practices to protect the health of our community. 

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Adoption

You can adopt in one of two ways. For animals at our physical West Midtown location, you can adopt in-person with no appointment necessary Wednesday- Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. For animals in foster homes, you can adopt through our virtual adoption process. You can learn more about how to adopt a pet during this time here.

Become a Foster Caregiver

Foster caregivers provide temporary care for cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies in their own homes. Some of the animals in need of fostering are too young to be adopted or sick or fearful and need some TLC before adoption. Because of COVID-19, we are also in need of fosters who can provide in-home care for animals who are up for adoption while also helping to facilitate socially-distanced meet and greets with potential adopters. Click here for more information or to sign up for a foster orientation.

Events

We are hosting the occasional small event with safety protocols in place. To view all of our upcoming events, please visit atlantahumane.org/events

Veterinary Center

Our public-facing Veterinary Center is continuing to offer their affordable veterinary services. If you are unsure if your pet requires veterinary care, you can schedule an appointment for a free virtual Veterinary Helpline Session and a veterinarian will determine if your pet requires in-person care. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, contact your local emergency vet.

Rehoming an Animal

Our team is prioritizing these admissions on a case-by-case basis as well as prioritizing emergency situations from other animal welfare organizations. If you are looking to rehome your animal, please visit our animal admissions page. If you are looking to rehome an animal during this time, we recommend you use Adopt-a-Pet’s rehoming tool.

Stray Animals

As always, Georgia law requires stray animals to be brought to the municipal shelter of the county they were found in. Our friends at DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services offer a “Friendly Finder” program that enables you to report the stray animal to them and then foster the stray animal you found during their stray hold period. For more information on this program, please click here.

How You Can Help

We are continuing to accept donated goods from our wish list. We have two red bins outside of our West Midtown and Alpharetta locations that you can put your donated items into. We are also in need of financial contributions to help us care for the animals during this time. It has not been an easy decision for us to close, but we are doing so for the well-being of our staff, volunteers, and community.

We are a local no-kill facility who relies on our community’s support to care for these animals. We receive no government funding, we have no umbrella organization overseeing us or providing us funding, and we are not associated with any other national or local humane society. More than 85% of our support comes from our direct Atlanta community, and we need that support to continue during this time. Please consider making a donation to help us care for the animals during and after this time.

Your Pet and COVID-19

There is still a lot that needs to be learned about the virus that causes COVID-19, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.

According to the CDC, they are aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Only a few of the pets reported to be positive showed signs of illness. If you are sick with COVID-19, you should restrict contact with your pets, just like you would with people. For more information on COVID-19 and your pet, please click here.

Who will care for your pet?

You should plan for your pet now. As always, you should include your pet in any disaster planning and always be prepared to implement your pet’s emergency plan. Please visit our “Who will care for my pet” section to learn more about the steps you should take today.

Questions?

Our Resource Center is open 7 days a week from 9 a..m. – 5 p.m. during this time to assist with any questions you might have. You can reach us at 404.875.5331.

March 31, 2020

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