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Atlanta Humane Society Celebrates Year at Alpharetta Campus

Homes have been found for more than 3,000 dogs and cats at the Mansell Road facility.

 

The Atlanta Humane Society celebrates the first anniversary of its Mansell Campus on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

The Humane Society officially opened the Alpharetta campus in December 2011 and has since found homes for more than 3,000 dogs and cats. At its first birthday party, AHS will celebrate those adoptions along with the positive impact the new shelter has had on the North Fulton community.

Pet adoptions at the Mansell Road facility will be available until 6 p.m., Saturday. Throughout the day, visitors to AHS will enjoy light refreshments and activities for children. There will be several prizes for a free raffle up for grabs, including a LCD TV from Best Buy, gift baskets from Paul Mitchell and Starbucks, a $50 gift card from Baker’s Man, and hotel stays with Wingate and Fairfield Inn and Suites. In addition, adoptions on the day will come with a free gift!

Baker’s Man Inc., AT&T, DoubleTree Hotel, Atlanta Dog Trainer, Lucky’s Burger and Brew, Best Buy at North Pont Parkway and Pampered Pet Care are sponsors of the event.

For more information on the Mansell Campus and its first birthday celebration, visit the Atlanta Humane Society online or call 404-875-5331.

Faith Melrose November 29, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I don't agree with the comment about this shelter having had a "positive impact" on the North Fulton community. This organization imports thousands of animals from outside Atlanta and from other states (last year even from the Bahamas), thus filling valuable adoption openings that would otherwise have been filled by local homeless animals. Meanwhile, our own county animal shelter (where North Fulton stray and unwanted pets are taken) euthanizes thousands of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies each years, and our volunteer-based rescue groups struggle to find homes for their adoptable pets. AHS has actually made our homeless pet situation WORSE by bringing in so many pets from other areas, and often using donations to fund trips by staff to travel to remote areas to bring in other pets. Last year AHS talked about all the jobs they'd be creating for our community, but all their staff comes from Atlanta and other areas. And if anyone watched the Fox-5 TV expose about this organization (and the Alpharetta facility in particular), you have to wonder about behind-the-scenes care that their animals are getting. So how exactly is this well-funded organization having a positive impact on the North Fulton community??

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