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|


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|


Buddy's beloved owner lost his home and was no longer able to care for him after a wound on Buddy's neck became infected and needed immediate attention. After weeks of intensive care, bandage changing, and antibiotics, Buddy's wound healed thanks to our Shelter Medicine Team. He was placed up for adoption where his [...]

2019-02-15T13:30:44-05:00February 8th, 2019|Success Stories|

2018.. Thanks to You!

Thank you for saving lives in 2018! Your generosity is amazing. When we look back on 2018, it’s with tremendous gratitude for friends like you who love animals and share your gifts to care for them. Because of you, more than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats were given hope, health, and love. These [...]

2019-02-05T12:18:52-05:00January 11th, 2019|Success Stories, Thank You|


The door opened and... We could see him, but he couldn't see us. Joel's whole body was matted, and his face was tangled with painful burrs that were making it difficult for him to see. He needed immediate care. Our Shelter Medicine Team carefully groomed Joel and cleaned his infected ears and dirty teeth. After [...]

2019-01-02T15:45:02-05:00December 31st, 2018|Rescues & Transfers, Success Stories|


Her face should have been soft, bright white, and hopeful. Instead, she was tinged brown, fleas crawling all around in her matted fur, and her eyes were pleading for help. Perhaps for the first time, Petunia was safe. And she would soon know what it felt like to be cared for and truly loved.  Our [...]

2018-12-06T16:27:19-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Rescues & Transfers, Success Stories|


Hutch had a broken heart. One of his valves was so small, blood wasn't moving through his heart properly. Without surgery, he would only survive a few months. A gracious donor provided the funds needed for Hutch's surgery, and after a successful recovery, Hutch has a whole happy life in front of him! Your donation helps heal [...]

2018-11-16T23:53:35-05:00September 19th, 2018|Rescues & Transfers, Success Stories|

5th Anniversary of Dog-Fighting Case

August 23, 2018 is the 5-year anniversary of the second largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history (“367 case”). 367 dogs were found living in deplorable conditions after raids were conducted in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The ASPCA partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to remove the dogs from the [...]