At the office of Atlanta double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy, we place great value on being a part of the metro Atlanta community. In an effort to give back to our local supporters, every year we host several social media charity contests, in which we invite all of you to help us choose a Georgia charity to receive a $1,000 donation. Our latest charity contest has now come to a close, and we would like to offer our sincere congratulations to both of our runners-up, TJ and Friends Foundation and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hospice, as well as the winner, Atlanta Humane Society.
Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) has been serving the metro Atlanta area for over 140 years as the city’s oldest private charity. While they began as an organization to protect the welfare of women and children as well as animals, they have since focused their efforts on the goal of ending pet homelessness overpopulation in our community. AHS takes a multi-faceted approach, including:
- Adoption – Pet shelters are perhaps the most well-known of AHS’ efforts. At their campuses on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta and on Mansell Road in Alpharetta, they take in animals who need a home and make them available for adoption with loving families in the area.
- Education and Support – One of the most vital tools for protecting animals is information. AHS’ programs offer support to pet owners (and other members of the community) for everything from pet safety courses to obedience training to instruction about reporting abuse or finding a lost pet. Animals who are currently housed with AHS may also be a part of pet-facilitated therapy programs. To further their efforts, AHS is currently developing new outreach programs which will allow their information to reach local classrooms and children throughout the metro Atlanta area.
- Veterinary Services – AHS’ veterinary clinic offers trusted healthcare for local animals. To further improve pet homelessness in our community, the organization also offers low-cost spaying and neutering procedures, as well as mobile spay and neuter services to reach other locations throughout the Atlanta area.
All of us at the office of John L. LeRoy, M.D. are honored to be able to donate to an organization that is such a long-standing and valuable part of our community. To get up-to-date information about upcoming charity contests as well as the latest cosmetic surgery news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.