Atlanta Humane Society Blog

March 29, 2010

Purdy – A Puppy Mill Rescue

Filed under: Animal Admissions, Rescues & Transfers — atlantahumanesociety @ 2:42 am

Purdy is a gorgeous, white Boxer who was originally rescued from a puppy mill, where she was only kept to make her previous owner a profit. She came to us and was immediately a staff and volunteer favorite. Shortly after she was placed up for adoption, we noticed her limping. After a few x-rays, we found that she had a cruciate ligament in her back left knee. It required a very expensive, orthopedic surgery, which is a service our vets at AHS cannot provide.

We reached out to local vets and rescues to see if anyone would be able to help us. We were extremely lucky to find Dr. Craig at Lake Dow Animal Hospital. She offered to help us with Purdy’s surgery! Purdy has gone through her surgery, and is recovering wonderfully in a foster home. Despite the Dr. Craig’s orders of restricted activity and bed rest, Purdy wants to walk around and follow her foster parents everywhere. Once she has fully recovered, she will be placed up for adoption, and find the forever home she deserves!


March 27, 2010

Manners Matter!

Filed under: About Animals, Dog Training, Education — trainingworks @ 10:26 am

The AHS Behavior Dept. is working hard to get the older puppies and adult dogs more adoptable. Our “Paws2Teach” classes enable us to socialize and train dogs on a weekly basis, and the dogs definitely improve with every lesson.

Here is volunteer Christy teaching Bear how to “settle” and accept petting calmly. This is such an important skill for dogs to know, and many simply don’t. Often, that’s why they ended up at the shelter to begin with!

I couldn’t do this important work without my P2T volunteers! I love you guys.


“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware: joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”   ~Henry Miller

March 26, 2010

Calling all student artists!

Filed under: About Animals, Education, Events — trainingworks @ 4:20 pm

Be Kind to Animals Art ContestThe deadline for the AHS annual “Be Kind to Animals Week” Student Art Contest is almost here!

All artwork is due at AHS by closing time (7pm) on Wednesday, March 31st. There is a box in the Administration hallway to put your entries. Make sure each has a completed entry form taped on the back. Forms can be downloaded at the link below, or picked up here at the Shelter.

What?! You have been living under a rock and didn’t know about the contest? Well, if you know artists in Kindergarten through 12th grade, send them this link and tell them to get busy!

Finalists from 6 age categories will be chosen in early April and notified by mail. They (and their families) will be invited to the exhibition and awards ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in May.

Prizes for finalists include ribbons, a goody bag, and cash for the top winners! All entries recieve a Certificate of Recognition.

Be a part of spreading the word about how wonderful animals are, and how we can be kind to them, all to kick off the oldest nationally-celebrated week. Show off your artistic talents and get your pictures in by next Wednesday.

Inquiries can be made to the Education Dept. at (404) 974-2899, or

Pet Parade Pre-Party!

Filed under: Events — ahsspecialevents @ 2:33 pm

Atlanta Humane Society and Hotel Indigo invite you and your pet to get warmed up for Pet Parade 2010! Bring your pups and pals to mix and mingle with your animal-loving friends. Complimentary appetizers will be provided for both you and your dog. There will also be fabulous drink specials! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Alecia Lauren from Alecia Lauren Photography will be taking photos.  She’s also raffling off a very special photography session for you and your pet!  And Taj Mahound is providing a custom cake for the furry attendees to chow down on!

There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. A parking garage is available behind the hotel. Please plan to pay midtown rates for parking. No RSVP required. Please plan to bring your well-socialized dog on a leash.

DATE: Wednesday, March 31


WHERE: Hotel Indigo, 683 Peachtree Street

March 24, 2010

Foster Pets at the AHS

Filed under: Adoptions — atlantahumanesociety @ 1:28 pm

Did you know, at any given time there are many cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens that, for whatever reason, cannot be put up for adoption. In many cases, the foster pets just need to go into a foster home for a short time, and then can go back to the shelter and be adopted into a loving home.

The length of time required in foster care is usually short, from a week to two months, depending on the animal and the situation. To learn more about volunteering / foster care please sign up for our volunteer orientation at

March 22, 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue Invites You to the Spring Fashion Collection

Filed under: Adoptions — atlantahumanesociety @ 9:19 pm

Saks Fifth Avenue and the Atlanta Humane Society invite you to a fashion presentation of the Elie Tahari Spring 2010 Collection Thursday, April 8 at 6pm.

Enjoy cocktails and light bites as well as a fashion presentation of the collection by our Elie Tahari representative. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. Ticket holders will receive a card for 15% off their purchases, some exclusions apply.

Tickets may be purchased by following the link Saks Fifth Avenue Elie Tahari Spring Fashion Collection.

Free spay/neuter services to Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes.

Filed under: Wellness Hospital — atlantahumanesociety @ 4:51 pm

The Holland M. Ware Foundation has generously donated $5,000 to the Atlanta Humane Society to offer free spay/neuter services to 100 pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The veterinary clinic at the Atlanta Humane Society is scheduling the free spay/neuter appointments now.

“Pit bulls are extremely sweet animals when raised in the proper environment,” said Anna Ware of the Holland M. Ware Foundation. “It is our hope that with this donation to the Atlanta Humane Society for free spay/neuter services, pit bull owners will be encouraged to help control the pet overpopulation in Georgia.”

To make your appointment please call 404.875.6420.

March 21, 2010

1873 Society Club at SweetWater Brewery

Filed under: Events — atlantahumanesociety @ 1:52 pm

The Atlanta Humane Society Board of Directors proudly presents the 1873 Society Club, a junior board of young professionals and philanthropists working to raise awareness and funds to support the mission of the Atlanta Humane Society.

Please join the 1873 Society Club for their first event benefitting the Atlanta Humane Society.

March 23, 2010
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Sweetwater Brewing Company

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Purchase your tickets here.

  • Meet the members of the 1873 Society Club
  • Learn more about the work of Atlanta Humane Society and the 1873 Society Club in metro Atlanta
  • Enjoy SweetWater beer and food from the Shed at Glenwood
  • Sign-up to volunteer

March 19, 2010

Don’t forget tomorrow is Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival

Filed under: Events — atlantahumanesociety @ 7:31 pm

There are 75 special guest brewers (including the Atlanta Humane Society!!) who will create their own one-of-a-kind cask for festival attendees to sample and judge. The night also features SweetWater’s award-winning lineup of lip-smackin’ brews, live music, and guided tours of the brewery.

Tickets are available online at for $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. The SweetWater “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival is located next to the Brewery at 215 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.

All attendees must be 21+ with a valid form of ID. Pets are not allowed.

WE NEED YOUR VOTES!! Please visit, scroll to the bottom of the page, and select “Atlanta Humane Society” as your charity of choice. If we receive the most votes, we’ll also receive $1 from every Festival ticket sold!

Atlanta Humane Society has been infected by March Madness!

Filed under: Events — atlantahumanesociety @ 6:39 pm

Beginning today, March 19, 2010 and continuing through the month of March all pets for adoption are just $64.00. This is a great value since the adoption fee still includes sterilization, vaccinations, microchip, health guarantee, free pet health insurance and much, much more.

What better way to watch the games or just jump into spring than with a new pet? We have a huge selection of pets for adoption right now including puppies, kittens and purebreds of all ages. Hurry down and find your new pet today!

Adoption hours are 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

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