ATLANTA — Put a little extra spring in your step by adding a new furry friend to your family before Easter, for free.
This Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, all dogs and cats 6-months and up go home for free at the Atlanta Humane Society. This promotion is available at both the Howell Mill, 981 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta, 30318, and Mansell, 1565 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, 30009. Adoption hours are from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier 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. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011.
Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 9,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. AHS does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in their care. AHS only humanely euthanizes those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns.