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PAWS Atlanta

$30 helps PAWS Atlanta give shelter pets microchips so they will never be homeless again.

PAWS Atlanta

PAWS Atlanta is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization. We provide love, nutrition, medical care and basic training to enrich the lives of homeless animals until permanent, safe homes can be found. Our mission is to build a community of caring, by people helping pets and pets helping people. Since our inception, originally as the DeKalb Humane Society in 1966, PAWS Atlanta has adopted over 46,000 animals into loving, permanent homes. As one of the oldest and very few no-kill shelters in Georgia, we focus highly on each pet’s health. We go to great lengths to provide medical care for extreme illness or injury for all pets in our care and are confident that they go into a forever home healthy. In 2006, we launched two community programs that are vital to our mission. We began offering discounted vaccinations and spay/neuter services to the community. In the past five years, we have spayed or neutered over 6,000 animals and vaccinated over 15,000 animals in Metro Atlanta through our low-cost clinics. Our programs include pet adoption and foster services, pet wellness clinics, veterinary services for the public, low cost spay/neuter services, discount health preventatives and pet dentals, behavioral training, a pet food bank for loving owners going through hard times, senior support and pet matching assistance, summer camps, and community outreach and education. We receive no funding from federal, state or county governments; the vital we offer to the community are made possible by our program fees, grants, fundraising and the generosity of our supporters.