Not all superheroes wear capes. Here are a few examples of heroic acts performed by our volunteers and/or staff in 2021:
Crawled into a manhole to rescue a stuck kitten
Crawled behind an air conditioner to rescue an abandoned, flea infested dog
Cut holes in a basement wall to rescue trapped kittens
Performed surgery in the dark during a power outage
Saved the life of a critical kitten with a blood transfusion from a dog
Helped a man with cancer find a companion dog during treatment
And the list goes on... and on...
You can be a part of these life-saving efforts right now by making a gift of at least $24.21.
MISSION & PROGRAMS
Since 2010, Planned PEThood of Georgia has been assisting pets in and around the Gwinnett area. What began as a rescue program and low-cost spay/neuter clinic has morphed into one of the only programs in the metro Atlanta area that tackles pet welfare from a 360-degree approach with six stellar programs. Below you can learn about each program and how it serves the community.
1. Spay/Neuter Clinic - Our low-cost spay/neuter clinic offers high-quality surgeries to the Gwinnett County community, the second largest county in the state with a population of more than 936,000. We have performed more than 68,000 surgeries to date.
2. Rescue Program - Our foster-based rescue program saved the lives of 1,004 animals in 2019. Our amazing team of fosters and volunteers manage adoption centers inside four local pet stores as well as adoption events each weekend.
3. Vaccination Clinics - Our monthly vaccination clinics offer basic veterinary needs such as vaccinations, microchips, and heartworm medication to the community at heavily discounted rates while never compromising quality of care. In 2019, our monthly clinics served 3,159 pets.
4. Community Cat Program/TNR - Our clinic serves as the only place in our county where residents can borrow humane traps, learn how to use them, and then bring their feral/community cats in for spay/neuter. Our staff trapped and altered 641 community cats in 2019, and assisted the public in trapping an additional 2,000+ on their own through our programs.
5. Go Fix Georgia - Developed in May 2019, this new program aims to aid rural and remote counties in Georgia by providing access to affordable spay/neuter. Since launching, 808 animals from Newton Animal Control have left alive on our weekly transport through rescue or adoption, thus increasing their overall live release rate from 45% in 2018 to 70% in 2019.
6. Our medical team manages and facilitates the veterinary contract at Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement. This means we ensure the medical health and well-being of all the animals that enter the county's municipal shelter. Our team spays and neuters the animals, ensures they are vaccinated appropriately and guides the shelter through critical medical decisions.