130 Dogs and 40 Cats

On Friday, August 16, the Atlanta Humane Society responded to a neglect case on a property in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Over 130 dogs and 40 cats ranging in age and health status were found by local authorities to be living in extremely neglectful conditions. Rescue groups from multiple states, including the Atlanta Humane Society, arrived [...]

2019-08-17T14:57:17-04:00August 16th, 2019|Homepage Featured Right, Rescues & Transfers|


When this four-month-old mix was hit by a car her owner took her to a local veterinarian where she was provided a cast. But it all went horribly wrong from there. Teddy's owner didn't take her back to have the cast removed. It was only after the smell turned so horrible that her owner came [...]

2019-08-14T23:59:58-04:00August 14th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


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|

Puppy and Kitten Season

It's not planned. But you can plan on it. Puppy and Kitten Season. Each spring, the Atlanta Humane Society sees a sharp uptick in the number of litters of puppies and kittens that arrive at our doors. They're cute, they're adorable, but they all need their shots and to be spayed or neutered. It [...]

2019-06-28T16:12:21-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Donate, Rescues & Transfers|

Animal Protection Unit

I am grateful for our community of supporters like you who love animals— and who generously answer our call to take action against cruelty, neglect and displacement of Atlanta’s most vulnerable animals. Your compassion ensures that we can open our hearts to thousands of dogs and cats each year—connecting them with loving homes, fighting on [...]


Harriet, on her first day at the Atlanta Humane Society

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