- Saving lives one tail at a time -
Who We Are
Over 52 years ago, ordinary caring citizens came together in search for a better way to help Georgia's homeless animals. They asked, "What can we do to make a difference?" Together, they raised the money to open the DeKalb Humane Society with the overriding philosophy that it would be a no-kill shelter, where every animal would stay until they found a home. Over the years, we've grown, but our philosophy remains. We are Georgia’s oldest no-kill animal shelter committed to saving lives for 52 years.
Through our creative programs and partnerships, we are able to save over 1,000 animals every year.
Your Gift Saves Lives
When you give on Georgia Gives Day – you join the PAWS family so together we can continue our livesaving work for the next 52 years. Thank you for caring about our animals. Your gift helps to save more lives.