Chickamauga, GA – The Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) have joined forces to help save more dogs and cats from our community. The new partnership gives the Shelter access to another non-profit organization with a mission of finding forever homes for adoptable animals.
Last year, the Shelter took in 2,607 dogs and cats. Over 60% of those animals were adopted, sent to a rescue or returned to their original owner. The numbers show a significant improvement over 2016’s combined save rate of 44%. Shelter Manager Stephanie McTaggart says partnerships like this will build on that momentum, benefiting more animals.
“AHS is a wonderful organization that has a proven track record of placing pets. All of the animals transferred from Walker County to AHS will be placed in great homes, giving them a chance they might not have here locally,” said McTaggart.
AHS transported eight dogs and nine cats out of Walker County this morning. The Shelter hopes to send healthy, vaccinated dogs under 25 pounds, along with puppies, cats and kittens to AHS once a month.