Friday, December 19, 2014

Saving Lives One Animal at a Time

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Every year PAWS Atlanta helps hundreds of homeless animals in our community. We rescue animals from high-kill county animal control agencies whose time has run out, we embrace pets whose families can no longer care for them and we save pets who are fending for themselves on the streets. We give them love, nutrition, medical care, basic training and the tender care needed to become valued members of a loving family of their own.

As one of the very few no-kill shelters in Georgia, we are extremely proud of our strict policies to ensure the health of all animals in our care.

Beginning with each animal’s arrival, we maintain a commitment to their health throughout their stay at our facility. All new animals are held for a minimum of 10 days in quarantine. Puppies, dogs and cats are kept separately. Puppies and kittens, who are especially susceptible to diseases, are held for 14 days to allow time for boosters shots.

During this quarantine period, all animals undergo thorough physical examinations, are vaccinated, microchipped, tested and treated for heartworm and spayed or neutered. All cats are tested for FIV, commonly referred to as Feline AIDS, and Feline Leukemia. All dogs are tested and treated for Parvo and other contagious and potentially deadly diseases. As one of the very few shelters to treat dogs with Parvo, we are exceptionally proud of our success rate. Nearly all of our Parvo dogs recover to lead healthy, happy and long lives!

For over 45 years, we have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of homeless animals in our community. It’s all about them – not us! That's why we make sure that $0.85 cents out of every dollar we receive goes directly towards the care and support of animals through our life-saving programs.

To all of our loyal donors, volunteers and growing base of fans – thank you for your support!
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