What is Ahimsa House?
In families affected by domestic violence, pets are also at risk. Abusers threaten, injure, and kill family pets to terrorize others in the home--yet most domestic violence shelters are unable to allow pets to accompany their owners to safety. Nearly 50% of individuals delay escaping the abuse because of concern about their pets. Ahimsa House, meaning "nonviolence," is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the links between domestic violence and animal abuse. Anywhere in Georgia and at no charge, Ahimsa House provides emergency pet safehousing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
"Thanks to Ahimsa House, my dog will be able to start a new life with us as we start ours." — Ahimsa House Client more
Attention Government Employees!
Did you know you can donate to Ahimsa House via the Combined Federal Campaign, Georgia's State Charitable Contributions Program, and the City of Atlanta Campaign?
Just use our designation codes to direct your gift our way:
State Campaign #197067
City of Atlanta Campaign #5029