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Help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals

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Welcome to Athens Animal Rescue Shelter

The Athens Animal Rescue Shelter has responded to animals in need through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. We provide shelter, food, medical treatment, love and care to every animal that is brought to our facility. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through care, education, and advocacy.

At this time, we are only open for Appointment Only. Please contact us to make an appointment. Thank you!




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We work with the ASPCA to transport our dogs to shelters with a shortage of adoptable dogs. This great program helps get more furry friends adopted and into their forever homes!

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Pet News

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BISSELL Pet Foundation to bring Holiday Hope to 170 Animal Shelters Across the Country on December 9-13. You can adopt a pet and save a life for a reduced fee at a participating Empty the Shelters location near you

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At the Jingle Paws Strut Fun Walk, bring your favorite 2 and 4-legged family members to do a fun walk to help saves lives at:The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake &Athens Animal Rescue Shelter!

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Thank you to our Partners!!!