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Atlanta Humane Society in running for $10K grant

News tidbits involving the city's oldest, private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization.

The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) has been chosen from hundreds of entries across the country as one of the 40 finalists for the Purina ONE BeyOnd + GOOD Shine a Light on Shelters project, where the top prize is a $10,000 grant.

Public voting runs through Aug 20 and see here to vote for AHS.

The Atlanta Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is the city's oldest, private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. Originally chartered to help women and children as well, the AHS now focuses its efforts on addressing the pet overpopulation problem and encouraging pet adoption in Georgia.

Located at 981 Howell Mill Road on the westside, the pet rescue and animal welfare organization offers the public numerous opportunities either to donate or get involved. In addition to its pet adoption services, the AHS 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.


2013 "All Pets Allowed" Calendar - Pet Photo Contest

You know your pet is a star? Now it's time the rest of the world knows it, too! Submit your pet's best photo for the AHS 2013 "All Pets Allowed" calendar. The deadline to submit your entry is August 31. When all entries are received, fourteen animals will be selected as "Pets of the Month": December 2012 – January 2014.

One very special animal will be selected to grace the front cover of the calendar. Animals not selected for a month will still have their photo featured in a collage inside the calendar.
The entry fee is $35 and includes one free copy of the calendar. Additional calendars are sold for $15 and shipped free, with all proceeds going toward the AHS's animal welfare programs. You may submit your photo via email or through regular mail. Please carefully read the entry requirements before submitting your pet's photo.

  • Photos must be in color and horizontal
  • Must be 4" x 6" dimensions
  • Must contain animals ONLY
  • Digital photos should be shot in "best" or "professional" quality
  • Printed digital photos must be printed on quality photo paper
  • No Polaroid photos, poor quality photos, or any copyrighted or professional photographs
  • Please do not write on the front or back of the photograph
  • Photos cannot be returned, and once submitted, become the property of Atlanta Humane Society

Please access the entry form here and make your payment online. After making your payment, you will email your photo to the address given in your payment receipt. Please be sure to include your name, phone number, and the name of your pet.
You may also mail a check and submit your photo via regular mail. Download your entry from here. Checks should be made out to Atlanta Humane Society. Please attach a sticky note to the back of the photo with your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and pet's name. Do NOT write directly on the back of the photo.
For additional information, please contact 404.974.2880.


Shop 'N' Adopt Program Every Wednesday

Want to help AHS pets AND save money on your adoption? Now, you can purchase items from this wish list and give them to the shelter to directly help the animals and those who care for them. In turn, with receipt of purchase, AHS will give you a discount worth TWICE the amount of your gift, off of your adoption.

You may also purchase items from the Amazon Wish List that will ship right to AHS. Just bring your receipt to receive your adoption discount. Click here to visit the Shop ‘N’ Adopt Wish List


Howell Mill Campus Closed for Renovations

Due to renovations the Howell Mill campus will be closed to the public Sunday, September 2 through Tuesday, September 4. The shelter will re-open on Wednesday, September 4 at normal business hours. During this time, feel free to visit the Mansell Campus at 1565 Mansell Road in Alpharetta.

- The Atlanta Humane Society contributed to this report

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