Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing 60,000 direct points of care to animals each year through sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach.
“The very sad reality for shelters and rescue organizations today is that they are struggling to keep kibble in food bowls and litter in boxes,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “We must take action to ensure organizations that are housing animals left by the wayside during this sweeping pandemic have the basic resources needed to ensure the safe and humane treatment of animals in their care. To stand by and do nothing during this time is unconscionable.”
Like every other business or organization in America, rescue shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic. Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only fighting to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked.
“We are so grateful that American Humane has recognized the need for emergency food response to support vulnerable pets during this pandemic,” said Cal Morgan, CEO and president of the Atlanta Humane Society. “This grant will allow us to provide free food and supplies to owned and community animals that have been impacted by COVID-19 and directly support our efforts to keep pets fed and with their owner during this crisis.”
The Atlanta Humane Society operates out of three locations in metro Atlanta and helps find nearly 10,000 animals loving homes each year. One of the oldest charities in Atlanta, it has been a resource for the community and animals for more than 146 years. The shelter aims to connect homeless animals with good homes and neglected animals with safe spaces. Now, the team is providing pet owners in need with free pet food during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Veterinary Center is providing low-cost injury and illness veterinary care during this time, as well as free virtual veterinary assistance and behavior assistance. In addition, the Atlanta Humane Society is providing no-cost emergency boarding, and a pet hotline.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit https://www.americanhumane.org/
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