Atlanta Humane Society Blog

April 9, 2010

Get Peace of Mind for Your Pet

Filed under: About Animals, Animal Admissions, Wellness Hospital — atlantahumanesociety @ 10:47 am

One look at this precious face, and you wonder, “How can anyone this adorable ever become lost?” Well, this puppy, who we’ve named “Pudgy Fudgy”, just came to the Atlanta Humane Society as a stray pup. A good samaritan had found her in their front yard, just wandering around aimlessly and crying for someone to find her.  She wasn’t wearing any collar, had no identification tags, nor a microchip. Surely, someone would come looking for her… right?

Sad to say, nobody came to reclaim Pudgy as their own. Pudgy was prepped for her adoption (which includes a microchip!). After appearing on FOX News, several people called the shelter to find out how to adopt her. On the day of her TV debut, Pudgy had found her forever family.

Unfortunately, Pudgy Fudgy’s story is not an unusual one. Many animals of all shapes and sizes are turned in to animal shelters because they are lost and have no means of identifying an owner. Microchipping is a fairly easy and inexpensive way to permanently have an id for your pet. It is also important to keep your contact information updated as it changes, so that way you can always be located if your pet were ever to get lost.

The Atlanta Humane Society Clinic offers microchipping services available to the public. For a $25 fee, you can have your pet chipped and have the peace of mind that your pet will always have a way to be identified. Please contact our clinic at 404.875.6420 to make an appointment today!

April 3, 2010

Fleas, Ticks and Pets

Filed under: About Animals, Wellness Hospital — atlantahumanesociety @ 11:11 am

Did you know that a flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs? Protect your pet, yourself, and your home. In the AHS SmartHeart series, you can find out how to understand and avoid the enemy, repel and eliminate and prevent re-infestation. Learn more at www.atlantahumane.org/education/smarthearts/sh.fleas-ticks.asp.

March 22, 2010

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.

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