Stay up to date regarding our programs and how you can help
Adopting a Pet
As of Saturday, March 21 at 5pm, our Lifesaving Center will be closed to the public. Adoptions are by appointment only every day, 9am - 4pm.
Fostering a Pet
With the COVID-19 outbreaks, we anticipate that more pets will be coming into the shelters soon. Can you help? Use your downtime by becoming a foster! Our dogs and cats can really use a break and would love to keep you company. Plus, it'll help make more room at the shelter and our center for incoming pets. We provide the food and supplies, you provide the loving home. Fostering is a fantastic way to help out during this difficult time, so sign up today or email/call your local shelter and offer to foster. Visit FosterAtlanta.org for more information.
Thank you for your interest in fostering a pet and for your unwavering support for the animals. We will continue to post updates as we have them here and on our social media channels.
Can COVID-19 be spread from people to pets?
According to the CDC, there have not been any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.
If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy.
When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. We encourage you to monitor this webpage for the latest updates.
Can COVID-19 be spread from pets to people or other pets?
According to the CDC, there is currently no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States. There is also no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread to people from the skin or fur of pets.
However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals.
· Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies.
· Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly.
· Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet’s health. We encourage you to monitor this webpage for the latest updates.
What to do if you find kittens?
With shelters closed due to COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, it’s important for all of us to do what we can to keep homeless pets safe in our communities. If you find kittens and don’t know what to do, here’s an infographic with step by step instructions. As you can see, it’s often best to leave kittens where they are so mom can come back to care for them. If kittens are truly in need, that’s where you can step up and help, right from the comfort of your own home. For questions or additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.