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Engenius received Silver w3 Award for Athens Area Humane Society website

December 20, 2021
Who's on the Move, UpstateBizSC - An Upstate digital marketing agency, Engenius, was presented with the Silver Award for best homepage for the Athens Area Humane Society during the 16th Annual w3 Awards, a leading digital competition that recognizes the big and small agencies.

Doggie Determination – How AAHS Landed $2.2 Million in Gift Commitments in a Few Short Months

December 6, 2021
Turn Two Communications Planned Giving Accelerator program - AAHS quickly ran into a common dilemma faced by many small to mid-size nonprofits. They lacked a formal Planned Giving program... click to find out how they overcame that obstacle!

A look at the Athens Area Humane Society’s new, expanded Mitchell Bridge Road facility

September 14, 2021
Online Athens | Athens Banner-Herald  - The Athens Area Humane Society is now open for business at its new, larger location on Mitchell Bridge Road.

Athens Area Humane Society celebrates new location

September 11, 2021
The Red & Black - After more than 15 years on Mars Hill Road, the Athens Area Humane Society is expanding to a new location as a way to offer more to the community and to the animals of Athens.

Athens Area Humane Society holds grand opening for new facility

September 9, 2021
Athens Banner-Herald  - Scenes from a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Athens Area Humane Society's new facility on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Athens Area Humane Society Moving into New Shelter

August 11, 2021
WUGA - The Athens Area Humane Society is expanding. The new shelter will officially open September 1st.

TNR Program Helps Manage Feral Cats

August 11, 2021
WUGA - About ten years ago, the Athens community was sharply divided, and rising tensions spilled over into an often-rancorous meeting of the Mayor and Commission

Athens Area Humane Society wants to know community members better, and have the community get to know the new us.

August 1, 2021
Five Points Living - At the Athens Area Humane Society, we want to get to know our community members better, and have you all get to know the new us.

Athens animal shelters see an increase in animal intakes

June 28, 2021
Kaylor encourages the Athens community to get involved with the local shelters and ACC Animal Services to further battle the issues shelters face.

Athens community turns to animal shelters for companionship during COVID-19

April 3, 2021
The Athens community has found companionship through the adoption of pets due to spending more time at home, bringing to light the important role that pet shelters are playing during the pandemic.

The Athens Humane Society Is Expanding, With Help From a Hiker

March 26, 2021
Shelter space for homeless pets is always at a premium, especially in Athens, so when the Athens Area Humane Society more than doubles its shelter space, it’s a big deal.

Work begins on new Athens Area Humane Society facility

November 6, 2020
The Athens Area Humane Society began construction this month on a new clinic and adoption center at 1030 Mitchell Bridge Road in Athens.

Athens Area Humane Society Bark & Brew

November 2, 2020
The Athens Area Humane Society hosted Bark & Brew on Sept. 12, 2020. The event featured drinks from all local breweries to raise funds for local animals in need.

How the Athens Area Humane Society is handling COVID-19

November 2, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athens Area Humane Society has worked to address the needs of its animals while following safety precautions.

State agriculture department awards grants to AAHS

August 6, 2020
Almost a dozen animal shelters and humane societies in Northeast Georgia were among 150 facilities statewide that will receive grants this year from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.