New Foster Orientation

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The Atlanta Humane Society is in need of foster caregivers to help us care for animals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Open Your Heart to Animals

Foster caregivers provide temporary care for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in their own homes. Some of the animals in need of fostering are too young to be adopted or sick or fearful and need some TLC before adoption. Because of COVID-19, we are also in need of fosters who can provide in-home care for animals who are up for adoption while also helping to facilitate socially-distanced meet and greets with potential adopters.

We are urgently seeking fosters who can and are willing to facilitate socially-distanced meet and greets with potential adopters for their foster animal. These fosters will enable us to take in more animals in need and directly impact our collective ability to find more animals homes.

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If you're interested in becoming a foster caregiver at the Atlanta Humane Society, your first step is this New Foster Orientation! During this orientation, we will talk about what to expect when you are a foster and provide you with all the information you need to be a successful advocate for the animals through fostering. After the orientation, we will set up a virtual home check with you as required by the Department of Agriculture.

Once you're formally a foster caregiver for the Atlanta Humane Society, you'll receive emails once or twice a week listing the animals who are currently in need of fostering, why they need foster, and information about them. You then are able to choose which animal you'd like to foster.

The Atlanta Humane Society will provide you with everything you need to foster the animal you've chosen including food, toys, and medical support.

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The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011.

The Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 11,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States.

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