Atlanta Humane Society Blog

May 24, 2010

Smile! Pet Photo Contest

Filed under: Events — ahspr @ 2:55 pm

Photo credit goes to Carol Rosegg

Thanks to Theater of the Stars, the Atlanta Humane Society is giving away 4 tickets to the June 16 show of Little House on the Prairie! Grab your bonnets and head to the wagon because this is going to be an amazing show for the whole family. To win, submit 1 photo of a pet to by Friday, May 28. The winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday, May 31. Good luck, y’all!


May 21, 2010

Ever Wondered What Cats Really “Talk” About?

Filed under: About Animals — ahspr @ 10:26 am

Starting today, YouTube videos will be regularly posted highlighting the internet’s most hilarious animals. The first vid below is of 2 cats “talking” to one another. The second is the translation of what they are saying. So, if you’ve ever wondered what cats have to say to one another, these videos will answer all your questions!

Two Cats Talking:

The Translation:

May 20, 2010

NEW! The “Happy Tales” Series

Filed under: About Animals — ahspr @ 2:20 pm

Thank God It’s Almost Friday, guys! The weekend is near and to end the week on a good note, the AHS blog is announcing a weekly series on Happy Tales. Readers, this is your chance to write in and tell us all about the animals you’ve adopted from a shelter. We want to get to know our readers better and the best way to do that is by sharing you and your pet’s story. To see your tale published on the blog, leave a comment to this post (400 words or less).

May 19, 2010

Meet Your New Buddy, Rocky!

Filed under: Adoptions — ahspr @ 3:42 pm

Rocky is SweetWater’s new drinking bud. This older gent is ready and waiting to keep you company during Happy Hour.  Rocky is a 12-year-old purebred Rottweiler, but don’t let his age mislead you. This guy is full of energy and was all smiles when a volunteer took him out for a walk today. Rocky has charmed his way into the hearts of every volunteer and staff memeber here at AHS and while we will be sad to see him go, we know he will bring a lot of happiness to his new home. While he is a gentle giant, Rocky’s ideal home would be one without cats. Starting this Friday, this sweet boy can be adopted for $18.73 in honor of our Founder’s Day Special, which runs through May 30. Rocky will no doubt make a great companion for someone and if you think that someone could be you, please stop by for more information or click here

Here is a small video of Rocky with Mark, who is one of our many dedicated volunteers.

2010 Mariel Hannah Humane Heroes Award Given

Filed under: About Animals, Education, Events — trainingworks @ 3:13 pm

Mariel Hannah was an Atlanta teenager who had a passion for animals. Her life was tragically cut short in a home invasion in 2006, and her family memorialized her by setting up the Mariel Hannah Humane Heroes Award. Each year, the Atlanta Humane Society awards a teen between the ages of 13 and 18 for selfless service on behalf of animals.

The winner for 2010 is Courtney Griffin, a Creekside High School senior who has supported the dogs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan by working with the local charitable organization Military Working Dog Team Support Association (MWDTSA).

Courtney is seen here holding the t-shirt she created for the soldiers, and visiting the War Dog memorial at Fort Benning.

Courtney is deeply honored to receive this award for her work with Military Working Dogs.

In addition to being an advocate for their support, Courtney designed a T-shirt as a fundraiser. When asked about her contribution to the organization, Griffin replied, “The greatest moment for me, apart from creating the design, was hearing the positive feedback from the active duty handlers and realizing that I truly have made an impact.”

In addition to her fundraiser, Courtney worked public education events, met Governor Perdue and Georgia based handlers on Military Dog Handler Day in Georgia. She recently took a trip to Fort Benning to see the War Dog Memorial and get a hands-on experience with the dogs as she donned a bite suit.

She hopes that her project will bring some exposure to the importance of Military Working Dogs. “It’s a wonderful cause,” she said, “They are part of our U.S. military and deserve our support.”

Courtney’s passion for animals runs deep. She started riding horses when she was four, which ingrained in her a love of animals and inspired her goal of becoming a veterinarian. She is currently working four days a week at Veterinary Care Center in Macedonia, but will be headed to Mississippi State in the fall to follow her dream after being accepted to the Early Entry Program – College of Veterinary Medicine.

Congratulations to Courtney!

May 13, 2010

An Educational Day

Filed under: About Animals, Education — atlantahumanesociety @ 8:51 pm

One of today’s workshops here at the HSUS Animal Care EXPO was filled with successful fundraising tips and ideas on how to plan for the future of your pet. You never know what tomorrow can bring. My pets are apart of my family. My four-legged children you can say.  One of today’s workshops made me stop and think about what would happen to my pets if something were to happen to me. Where would they go? Who would take care of them? These are all great questions, ones I’ve never really thought about. At least, until today.

It’s definitely something to think about. It made me think of my cats and dogs. To the right is my girl, Lucy. She’s not only a hot mess, she’s MY hot mess. With all that I learned, from Pet Trusts, Planned Giving, Wills and so much more, I will definitely be thinking about how to care for my pets, in case of my demise.

Look for more information coming soon about ways you can care for your pet’s future.

Glad to be here in Nashville, TN

Filed under: About Animals, Education, Events — atlantahumanesociety @ 12:41 am

The Town Hall Meeting was a nice introduction to the upcoming workshops everyone will be participating in. The president talked about the HSUS mission for the animals of this nation, domestic and wild.

The Exhibit Hall was alive with organizations and businesses, helping to make shelter life easier. It was nice to see and meet people who share the same passion for animals as our AHS team.

It’s been a long first day and the workshops haven’t even begun. Tomorrow is a new day for learning ‘Tips for Successful Fundraising’.

Thanks for reading and check back for tomorrow’s update.

May 12, 2010

We’ve Made It!

Filed under: About Animals, Events — atlantahumanesociety @ 4:34 pm

After weeks of anticipation, we finally made it to the HSUS Animal Care Expo here in Nashville, TN. The drive from Atlanta was nice, as we made a stop at the Chattanooga Education Humane Society. They just celebrated their 100 year anniversary last month. I had never been there before and thought it was amazing. It used to be an orphanage at one time. Please check out their website at

So we’re here, and I am enjoying the sites before the conference starts tomorrow. A group of us is heading over to the Town Hall Meeting with Wayne Pacelle at 4:30pm. I had forgotten about the time change, it’s 3:30pm here. Gotta be on my way.

I’ll keep posting throughout the conference so stay tuned!

May 10, 2010

Yappy 13th Barkday, Zoe!

Filed under: About Animals — ahsspecialevents @ 10:16 am

If you’ve ever come to the administration offices at Atlanta Humane Society, you’ve probably seen Zoe walking around, on a never-ending quest for treats.  Zoe belongs to our VP of Development, Cathy Sleva.  On May 4th, Zoe turned 13 years old, and we had a little party to celebrate!  Zoe enjoyed licking the icing off her cake, while her friends Ella and Lily helped her eat the rest.

Happy Birthday…I mean, Yappy Barkday, Zoe!  We love you!

May 7, 2010

Golf for a Good Cause

Filed under: Events, Volunteer — volunteermgr @ 10:17 am

One of our new volunteers, Shawn Bausman, has nominated the Atlanta Humane Society to be one of the sponsored charities for the Pioneers 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic! Last year, the golf tournament had over 110 players participate and they raised $15,000! Come out for a game of golf to help raise money for the Atlanta Humane Society!


There are many ways to participate in this worthwhile event:

  • Foursome in tournament – $500
  • Individual in tournament – $135
  • Sponsorships:

–        Title Sponsor – $5,000
–        Gold Sponsor – $3,000
–        Silver Sponsor – $2,000
–        Bronze Sponsor – $1,000

  • Additional Sponsorships:

–        Putting Contest – $500
–        Closest to Pin – $500
–        Long Drive Sponsor – $500
–        Hole Sponsor – $150


For just $20:

  • 2 Mulligan’s
  • $20 gift card to PGA Tour Superstore
  • 45 minute practice bay session for (card and session value at $40 – mulligan’s – priceless!)

Chances to win:

  • Foursome at a Canongate Golf Course ($420 value)
  • PGA Tour Superstore Preferred players club card ($320 value)
  • Driver or Putter fitting ($40 value)
  • Hole is one – Trip for two to Myrtle Beach, 4 rounds of golf – 4 nights lodging – free rental car and air

To secure your foursome, spot, sponsorship, please contact Kathy Kirby, our tournament chairperson:


Mail: Kathy Kirby
Lenox Council Pioneers
491 Hardage Farm Drive
Marietta, GA 30064


For more information on volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society visit

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