Psst… hello… do you see me? Pay attention to me! Aren’t I cute? Wouldn’t I make a great addition to your family?

My name is Leonardo and I was found in a ditch behind my foster home’s house with my siblings as a little baby. Thanks to my foster home and Planned PEThood of Georgia I am safe and healthy, ready for adoption, but not every animal is as lucky as me. 

There are hundreds of other animals waiting in local shelters that need help, like I did. I did some research, and there are some very simple ways you can help homeless animals in Georgia! Do you want to hear about them?


1. Become a foster home. If you have a spare bathroom to share with some kitties you could become a short-term foster parent, and become the first step on the road to adoption for animals in need. Foster homes for cats and dogs are needed for as little as two weeks, or longer if you’re able. Email with questions.

2. Adopt a pet, or two. Until September 30th adoption fees for our cats are 50% off the normal rates. Browse cats available for adoption and submit an application NOW! (Kittens always go better in pairs!) 

3. Support our efforts. There are many ways you can get involved without adopting or fostering an animal. You can donate needed supplies on our Amazon Wish List, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or volunteer your time. 

4. Save the date. Join thousands of fellow Georgia nonprofits – and organizations worldwide – coming together for our state’s next annual day of generosity: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is Georgia Gives Day. View our profile, mark the date on your calendar, and help us raise $25,000 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 3. If you think your business may be interested in sponsoring a matching gift challenge for GA Gives Day please e-mail us

5. Give the gift of life with a donation. Contributions in any amount help us in our mission to save lives through creative and innovative solutions like our working cat program, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, vaccination clinics and our newest spay/neuter and rescue transport program, Go Fix Georgia

So, what do you think about these ideas? Simple, huh? Which one of these can you do to help the organization that helped me so much?