Despite all the recent uncertainty, there is one thing we are positive about. PAWS Atlanta exists because of and for the community. This Georgia Gives Day, we are once again asking for your support so we can come together to serve people and pets for many years to come. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our services are more essential than ever. We sent out an emergency call for fosters and over 100 people stepped up in one week alone. And many of those people decided to make their foster pets permanent additions to their families. This is a lonely time for many people, but our pets provide constant company and comfort in the face of social isolation and high anxiety. Those who were alone are no longer alone, and there is a sense of purpose for all of us—to ensure these pets receive the best care despite the circumstances.
With everyone’s continued commitment and support, we are able to take in more homeless pets, provide them with top-notch medical care, assist those facing financial hardship with our food bank, and be a resource of information on pet ownership, animal welfare, and fostering to the entire community. We are looking forward to doing even more this year and for many years to come. Thank you for joining us this Georgia Gives Day and being a voice for pets all over the state that have found themselves without families, but never without support.