Prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society.
Overview & Story:
Founded in 1873, the Atlanta Humane Society and Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Inc. is the oldest private non-profit animal welfare organization in Atlanta and one of the oldest humane agencies in America. Services such as adoptions, charitable veterinary clinic, low cost spay/neuter services, pet facilitated therapy, animal behavior training classes and hot-line, pet food bank and canine play yards are possible by generous contributions of time and money from the public.
In addition to its pet adoption services, the Atlanta Humane Society pet rescue organization offers other programs and services, including fundraisers for our rescued pets, an expertly-staffed clinic, opportunities for volunteering, and year-round, community-wide events.
Featured (Signature) Events:
Grieving for an animal companion? Saturday, March 12, 2011
To help people cope with the death of a pet, the AHS offers Mend-A-Heart group counseling sessions. These hour-long sessions are held at the Shelter on the second Saturday of each month at 11am in the Administrative Area.
Mend-A-Heart sessions are conducted by a friend of the AHS, Linda Ehlers, who holds a Masters degree in community counseling and education from Georgia State University. Ms. Ehlers is also available for individual counseling (call 404.250.9148). The main objective of the group is to generate mutual support and comfort for each other. For more information, please call the AHS Education Department at 404.974.2899.
1873 Society Club Event
Now in it’s second year, the junior board of the Atlanta Humane Society, the 1873 Society Club, is looking forward to another great year of fundraising and events. In 2011 our mission has expanded to include all rescues by the HEART vehicle, including puppy mills, dog fighting rings, hoarders and disaster areas as well as the Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle. All funds raised this year will be dedicated to this tremendous cause.
Bringing together three Atlanta legends - Atlanta Humane Society, SweetWater Brewing Company and Yacht Rock Revue. The 1873 Society Club invites you to join us on March 29th from 6 – 9 at Sweetwater Brewing Company. Your ticket includes beer tastings, brewery tours and a souvenir pint glass, along with incredible music as we look forward to the coming of warmer months!
Make Tracks to Piedmont Park
On the morning of Saturday, May 7, 2011 thousands of paws will walk for a cause at Atlanta Humane Society’s 21st annual Pet Parade – A Walk for Animals. Come with (or without) your favorite furry friend for a morning of pet festivities!
Our goal is to raise $300,000 in support of the shelter’s programs and services, and we need your help now more then ever!
Walkers are required to register and are encouraged to sign up in advance for $30 per person. There is no alternate date scheduled and the walk will proceed rain or shine. Registration fees are non-refundable.
To register in advance visit www.atlantahumane.org or www.atlantapetparade.org
Pet Facilitated Therapy
Kids & Teens
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We're located at 981 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Reach us at 404.875.5331.
is Senior Vice President of Development for the Atlanta Humane Society, a position she has held since September 2007. She’s responsible for raising approximately $3 million in funds to help the Shelter provide veterinary care and temporary housing for their ‘Society’ pets.
Prior to joining AHS, Cathy was Regional Director of Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.
Cathy has a BA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She and her husband live in Midtown with their pug, Maggie.