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
  • Rescue

    American Humane - More than 100 years ago, American Humane first responders deployed to war-ravaged Europe, where we rescued and cared for 68,000 wounded horses every month. In the century since, American Humane has provided lifesaving animal first responder assistance at the sites of virtually every major national disaster response from Pearl Harbor to 9/11.

  • Animal Law 101

    Animal Law 101 - Statutes of Limitations page explains how "Animal law addresses issues such as mistreatment of animals, laboratory research on animals, and conservation of endangered species. Most of the laws are carried out on the state level, but additional laws are carried out by the federal government."

  • Animal Sheltering + Rescue Essentials (HSUS)

    Animal Sheltering’s Shelter and Rescue Essentials has the latest articles from Animal Sheltering magazine, publications, policies, assessment tools, guidelines, connections and other resources to support the lifesaving work of shelter and rescue professionals. Includes: Shelter Assessment (Free Tools) Best Practices Guide Pets For Life Toolkit

  • The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement  (formerly SAWA). The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.

  • ASPCApro

    ASPCApro provides training, research and resources to help animal welfare professionals save more lives.Includes:

  • Charlotte's Web

    Beginners' Guide to Cruelty-Free and Vegan Skin Care - from Charlotte's Web whose mission is "to unleash the healing powers of botanicals with compassion and science, benefitting the planet and all who live upon it." This guide includes numerous links to products and articles to help you find the products that are best for the planet, animals, and you. (Thanks to Amelia for sending this link to us).

  • The Derm Review

    Guide to Cruelty-Free Skincare & Cosmetics - Sarah Martell shares this guide with us about choosing cruelty-free products. She states in her email, "My current project is to help shine a light on animal cruelty involved in the production of everyday consumer goods. Despite improvements, this continues to be an issue in cosmetics and skincare affecting millions of animals in testing and ingredients. This is an issue that many are still not aware of, and my hope is to fill this informational gap on these common practices. This is a deeply researched piece that covers the issue and provides a round-up of practice guidance on finding humane products. It's relevant for both vegans and non-vegans."

  • Maddie’s Fund

    Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $208.9 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education and pet adoptions across the U.S.Includes:

  • National Link Coalition - The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

    The National Link Coalition is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. We serve as the National Resource Center on The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.

  • Red Rover

    Red Rover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence victims seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. We use innovative solutions to prevent cruelty. Includes:

    • Red Rover Relief: preserving the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape together and stay together.
    • Red Rover Responders: an emergency safety net for animals, offering shelter and care when and where they need it most. With the help of 4,000 volunteers, we provide vital emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by natural disasters and rescued from other crises, such as puppy mills and hoarding situations.
    • Red Rover Readers: providing educators the tools they need to teach children empathy skills. Through stories, children’s awareness of emotions and others’ perspectives expands, inspiring them to make the world a better place.
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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