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 [...]


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 [...]

2019-06-13T15:12:55-04:00June 8th, 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 [...]

2019-06-13T15:08:01-04:00June 7th, 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|


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. [...]

2019-06-18T14:07:07-04:00May 28th, 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 [...]

2019-05-20T12:38:47-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Donate, Rescues & Transfers|

Kittens Found in Duffel Bag

The bag was just lying there. Off to the side. A duffel bag in Piedmont Park. And it was making a sound. Not just any sound. It was a cry for help. Multiple cries for help. A good Samaritan couldn't take it anymore. He walked right up and unzipped it. Seven kittens were looking up [...]

2019-05-01T16:55:26-04:00April 30th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers|


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|


Something wasn't quite right with Henry. His development wasn't... "on track" with his other litter mates. His head began to tilt sideways and he struggled to keep his balance.  Our Shelter Medicine Team examined him and prescribed a nutritious diet and placed him in a loving foster home to help him outgrow this little neurological [...]

2019-04-04T16:15:49-04:00March 27th, 2019|Rescues & Transfers, Success Stories|


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