Founded in 1873, The Atlanta Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. is Atlanta’s oldest, private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. The society focuses on encouraging pet adoption in Georgia, and provides many ways for the community to get involved.

Oh, and they’re our neighbor.  Octane Coffee and cute kittens and puppies in the same ‘hood…are you kidding us?!

If you are in the market for a new pet, or simply an animal lover like we are, we encourage you to cruise by and check out the spots (okay, so it’s kinda a corny joke).  Anyway, the AHS is a fun place to go – who can resist walking around and playing with all of the cute adoptees?!  Annnnnnnd, this place is one of the cleanest shelters you can imagine…that’s good news for Gene who seems to really like Purell.  They have puppies and kittens, as well as full-grown dogs and cats.  Aside from being a great place to spend an afternoon or to find a new four-legged friend, the Atlanta Humane Society offers a variety of other services, such as veterinary, pet facilitated therapy, and animal education classes.

If you are interested in getting involved with a charitable organization, we highly suggest considering the AHS.  They have an abundance of different volunteer programs ranging from an Adoption Volunteer to a Hoparound Hound Costume Character.  If you can’t make it in to lend a hand, the society accepts donations that go towards supporting and fostering dogs and cats until they are adopted.  To adopt or donate, visit their site.

Already a pet owner? Submit your pet’s best photo to the Atlanta Humane Society’s 2012 “All Pets Allowed” calendar by August 31, 2011 to have your furry friend featured.  Fourteen pets will be selected for “Pets of the Month,” and all pets will be featured in a collage inside the calendar.