To 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.
The AHS is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873 following a visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. The Shelter, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. AHS does not euthanize for time or space.
Pet Adoption Center and Much More
The AHS - an Atlanta pet adoption center with a proven track record of helping the city' homeless, abused, and neglected animals - offers many additional public-wide services, including a Canine Play Yard for potential adopters, spaying and neutering, dog training and educational programs, and a veterinary clinic. And, of course, unlike many other animal shelters around the country, the AHS never euthanizes because of space or time constraints. Every service or program at our animal charity is made possible by generous contributions to our many animal welfare charities and yearly fundraisers from the community.
- Locations and Hours: Come visit us at one of our AHS pet adoption centers.
- AHS Staff: Meet our dedicated employees or contact them for more information.
- Employment Opportunities: Love helping animals? See what openings we have available or fill out an application form online.
- 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.
- Purebred Mutt Club: The Purebred Mutt Club celebrates these wonderfully unique animals that are a breed unto themselves. They come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re all pure-breeds to us.
- Lost Pet: What to do if your pet gets lost. Read these informative tips on how to find your lost pet.
- Report Animal Cruelty: How to identify and report animal cruelty in Georgia.
- FAQs: Have a question for the AHS or need details on our pet adoption center? Look here first.
1565 Mansell Road Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
981 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, Georgia 30318