The AHS Matching Gift Challenge

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Atlanta Humane Society

Horace Nalle has spent the last four years as principal with Oriole Animal Health, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Horace Nalle further serves the local animal population and pet owner community as chairman of the board with the Atlanta Humane Society.

The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) provides individuals with a variety of opportunities to volunteer and donate to the organization. Through the AHS matching gift challenge, contributors can potentially change the lives of three homeless cats and dogs with a single donation. Working in connection with the estate of Gary Steven Raber, AHS is capable of matching any qualifying donation not just once but twice.

Donations are accepted in any amount, though contributors can visit to get a better idea of how their money will be spent. A $50 donation, for example, can allow the organization to fund adequate sleeping arrangements for a senior animal, while a $250 donation can cover a microchip procedure for one animal. Individuals who make a donation can expect frequent e-mail correspondence from AHS, allowing contributors to see their dollars hard at work and to and learn about upcoming AHS volunteer events.


The Issue of Homeless Animals in America

For most of the last eight years, Horace Nalle has served the Atlanta Humane Society as chairman of the board.

Homeless dogs and cats, as well as other domesticated animals, are a major issue in the United States. There are few reliable metrics to ascertain exactly how many feral animals roam the streets, though estimates for cats alone reach 70 million. Of those animals that are turned over to an animal shelter, less than 10 percent are neutered or spayed, meaning homeless animals can and will continue to breed in the wild, compounding the problem. While shelters do their best to support the country’s homeless animal population, which has grown to be five times larger than America’s population of homeless people, nearly 3 million animals are put down every year due to overcrowding and insufficient supplies.

Some of the recent numbers discovered on the subject of homeless animals are truly astounding. For example, out of a typical 10-puppy litter, only one dog finds a permanent home. Dogs and other pets are either abandoned by their owners or found lost on the streets without proper identification. Individuals interested in becoming part of the solution to this epidemic should contact The Humane Society of the United States or their local animal shelter.

Horace Nalle also works as principal at Atlanta’s Oriole Animal Health, LLC, an investment and consulting firm that helps develop new vaccines and medicine for animals.

Horace Nalle on the Atlanta Humane Society’s Celebration of Dogs

2013 presents the Atlanta Humane Society with a hectic schedule, including regular weekly events and a number of popular annual fundraisers. On Jan. 31, the Atlanta Humane Society will present its “A Celebration of Dogs” art show, now in its third year. This fundraiser is a preview open to Atlanta Humane Society supporters in advance of the exclusive art auction entitled “Dogs in Show and Field: the Fine Art Sale,” set to take place in New York City in February.

Chairperson Jada Loveless is known for her designer handbags, and the event will be catered with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Kicking off at 6:30 p.m., the fundraiser takes place at 3109 Piedmont Estate and Gardens, with tickets selling for $100 per head. Atlanta Humane Society is a popular animal welfare organization, dedicated to the prevention of animal cruelty and abuse.

About the Author: 
Horace Nalle lives in Atlanta. The Vice President of Legal, Communications, and Public Affairs for Merial, he is also a supporter of the Atlanta Humane Society.