Benefitting Companion Animal Welfare in Georgia

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Humane Education Resources
  • See Red Rover Readers under National Organizations
  • Humane Education Programs, compiled by Georgia Center for Humane Education
  • Maddie’s Tail Wag from Maddie’s Fund, FREE Activity Books for young children (Pre-K to K) in English and Spanish. Out now is a new coloring activity featuring Wiggle and Waggle, "a homeless dog and cat on their journey from the streets to the shelter to a foster home and finally, an adoptive home!"
National Organizations
Grants and Funding Resources
Georgia Based Resources

Ahimsa House

Ahimsa House is dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. We offer services and assistance to victims of domestic violence with pets in Georgia and work to raise awareness of this connection in communities throughout the state.


Animal Law Source

The Animal Law Source site provides a collection of legal cases and statutes, comprehensive content, resources, best practices, news, training and other information for legal, law enforcement, veterinary, animal sheltering fields and more. The mission at Animal Law Source is to change how we care for animals by uniting local communities through education.


Atlanta Humane Society

The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes. Additionally, AHS provides transport within Georgia, responds to rescue and emergency needs, offers cruelty response, and hosts an animal welfare conference for SE Animal Rescue Staff and Volunteers.


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Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen and SOS Club

Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen and S.O.S. Club focuses all its energy into the betterment of animal’s conditions and treatment through its many programs. Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen, which provides help for families in financial need to feed their pets. Daisy’s Doghouse, which builds dog kennels and housing at women’s shelters so they can bring their dogs with them, and so much more.


Fix Georgia Pets

Fix Georgia Pets works across Georgia by funding targeted spay/neuter programs in communities across the state. We partner with clinics, shelters, and rescues to develop programs that will stop pet overpopulation and help end senseless euthanasia in their community.


Georgia Department of Agriculture, Animal Protection Division

The Georgia Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Division enforces the humane care of animals and regulates anyone who produces, sells, boards, grooms, offers for adoption, or exchanges pet animals, including birds.


Georgia Pet Coalition

The Georgia Pet Coalition (GPC) is the “voice for the animals” at the GA legislature working with legislators and lobbyists to help protect our pets.


Georgia Pet Foundation

Georgia Pet Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to administer funds from a new spay/neuter license tag. In April of 2016, Governor Deal signed legislation that approved the new tag. Georgia Pet Foundation receives $19 ($20 for renewals) of each tag purchased. GPF then provides grants to eligible organizations for targeted spay/neuter programming across the state.


Georgia Spot Society

The Georgia SPOT (Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together) Society, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to reducing the number of animals impounded and killed in Atlanta area animal control facilities. SPOT website includes Resource list of Georgia Shelters, Rescue Organizations, and Spay Neuter options.


Homeless Pets Club

Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC) gives students, civic leaders, and business owners the opportunity to share their love of animals by promoting animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, adoption of shelter animals, and animal welfare.



HSUS works in Georgia to support animal welfare legislation and policy, fight animal cruelty in all forms, and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals.



Helping Us Help Animals (HUHA) collects a wide range of supplies,  as well as administrative items to assist animal welfare orgs. Bottom line, if you are helping animals and need help, we are here to help you!


League of Humane Voters

LOHVGA works to get candidates elected to public office who will enact animal-friendly legislation.


LifeLine Animal Project

The LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics are low-cost, high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics serving metro Atlanta since 2005. Performing more than 100,000 spay and neuter procedures, the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics are vital to in reducing the number of unwanted pets entering Atlanta area shelters.


The Georgia Coalition of Hope for Dogs and Cats

The Georgia Coalition of Hope for Dogs and Cats is a collaborative effort of organizations interested in providing more positive outcomes for pets in Georgia. The Coalition can provide mentorship for organizations interested in implementing national best practices to save more pets and connect with other organizations doing the same.

Campaign to Access

The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, the Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. Our goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring that all healthy and treatable pets find loving homes. Amazing adoption stories start in shelters. Start a Story. Adopt.


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