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Georgia SPCA: Adopt a Pet

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The Georgia SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non-profit pet rescue organization located in Suwanee on Buford Highway. Their mission is to reduce the number of healthy animals euthanized in the State of Georgia by implementing successful adoption programs, and offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership.

They receive no governmental or state funds to support their operations. Animals that they rescue and place come primarily from animal control facilities in metro-Atlanta and surrounding counties, as well as through owner surrenders when the owner has exhausted all alternatives and is forced to consider turning their animal over to an animal control facility. When asked by law enforcement, they accept animals rescued from abusive, cruel or negligent situations. Since opening, they have saved over 11,000 dogs and cats and placed them in loving homes!

All animals are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations, disease tested and placed on appropriate preventatives, dewormed and microchipped. All animals accepted by the Georgia SPCA are placed in an adoption center or foster home until suitable homes can be found. Prior to adoption, pets are fully vetted, which includes updated vaccinations (including rabies), disease testing, treatment for heartworm (if necessary), flea and tick and heartworm prevention, spay or neuter, and micro-chip. All animals are adopted with one month of free pet insurance (Georgia SPCA).

I volunteered with SPCA beginning at the age of 14. I used to walk the animals and help nurture them while they awaited adoption. SPCA help me learn about leadership and helped me discover my passion for helping the environment and animals. SPCA is a great place to get started with community service and a great way to learn about the process for caring for animals. These animals are the absolute sweetest, so if you ever want to adopt a pet, SPCA is the best place to go!