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Ahimsa House, Inc.


Ahimsa House provides temporary care for pets so that their owners can seek safety from domestic violence. Our services are free of charge to any person with pets in the state of Georgia seeking safety from domestic violence, and are available regardless of species, breed, or number of animals.

We can only do this with your help! Ahimsa House foster families provide a safe place for a pet to stay for up to 60 days. All supplies, vet care, and transportation are provided, so you need only supply the love and care for a pet in need at a crucial period of their life. Most foster pets are dogs in cats, but we do help with any type of animal.

To learn more or to fill out an application, please visit ahimsahouse.org/howyoucanhelp. Please reach out to volunteer@ahimsahouse.org with any questions.

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About Ahimsa House, Inc.


PO Box 2173, Tucker, GA 30085, US

Mission Statement

Ahimsa House Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that provides temporary shelter and aid to animals caught in the cycle of domestic violence.


Originally, Ahimsa House maintained a central shelter for animals at a secret location in metro Atlanta. In Fall 2006, we recognized the need to change our program model in an effort to operate more cost-effectively and to better serve victims statewide (see How We Help, below). In March 2007, Ahimsa House launched our redesigned direct services program, which houses animals via a network of foster homes and boarding facilities across the state.

To date (September 2014), Ahimsa House has provided over 40,000 nights of safe, confidential shelter for pets in need. In 2013, we took in 32% more animals than in 2012, and requests for our services went up by 26%. Over the past three years, calls to our 24-hour crisis line have more than tripled.

It costs us approximately $240 to care for one pet, though most cases involve more than one pet. Often, our cost is much higher when victims have multiple animals, when we receive exotic or unusual species such as horses, and/or when animals require extensive veterinary treatment due to injury or neglect. We have only four staff members; everyone else is a volunteer.

Ahimsa House relies heavily on individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships. We are run almost entirely on volunteer labor and receive many in-kind donations of goods and services, making us highly cost-effective.

Crisis Support


Thu Apr 01, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021


StatewideValdosta, GA 31601



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+



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