Media Coverage & Press

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Ahimsa House in the News (2021-2017)

“PetSmart Charities Grants Aim to Help Keep Domestic Violence Victims With Their Pets”, 10/19/21

“No, people aren’t giving up pandemic pets because they’re bored.”, 5/17/21

“Ahimsa House” AJC, 6/18/20

“Charity Helps Animals Impacted by Domestic Violence”, 1/30/20

“Atlanta-based Nonprofit Works to Rescue Pets from Domestic Violence Statewide”, 10/25/19

“The Haven to Help Pet Abuse”, 10/2/19

“Banfield Foundation Commits $1M to Domestic Violence Programs”, 4/15/19

“Nonprofit to Create Pet Safe Haven for Owners Fleeing Domestic Violence” K5 News, 2/19/19

“Montreal Turns Iconic Hospital Into a Shelter for People and Their Pets” Mother Nature Network, 1/14/19

“How Helping Pets Helps People Escape Domestic Violence”, 11/5/18

“Ahimsa House Provides Safe Place for Pets”, CBS 46 Atlanta, 10/25/18

“The House that Emily Built”,, 10/7/18

“Ahimsa House” Rob’s Rescues, 10/4/18

“Shelter in a Time of Need” Banfield Foundaiton, 9/18

“This shelter is making things right for survivors of violence — including their pets” Mother Nature Network, 6/11/18

“Pet-focused startup gives back to local animal charities”, 2/28/18

“Ahimsa House hosts gala to help animal victims of domestic violence” WSB-TV, 1/8/18

“Buckhead Law Firm Helps Shelter Domestic Violence Victims’ Pets” Reporter Newspapers, 4/19/17

“Pet Briefs” Atlanta Intown (page 26), 4/1/17

“A Roundup of Photos from Recent Georgia Legal Events” Daily Report Online, 3/14/17

“Ahimsa House Rescues Pets – and People – from Domestic Violence” LinkedIn Pulse, 2/9/17

“Spotlight on Ahimsa House” Devoted Human, 1/31/17

“Ahimsa House is MMM 2017 Nonprofit Partner”, 1/25/2017


“PetsEmpower Introduces Ahimsa House”, 10/2016

“Georgia Organization Helps People and Pets With Domestic Violence” WALB, 9/13/16

“Rescuing Women and Their Pets” Simply Buckhead, 9/2016

“5th Annual Ahimsa House Walk, Wag, N’ Run 5K Race”  Central Bark, 7/2016

“5K for Abused Animals” BuckHaven Lifestyle, 7/2016

“Make this Puppy Lucky” Lucky Puppy Magazine, 5/26/16

“Giving Back – Ahimsa House”

“Cobb County man killed dog in jealous rage, prosecutor says”, 3/31/2016

“Ringgold Man Charged with Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog”, 3/10/16

“Project Removes Pets from Abusive Environment” Newswise, 1/8/16

“‘Because choosing safety shouldn’t mean leaving a family member behind:’ Ahimsa House”, 12/18/15

“8 Ways to Help Pets In Need During the Holidays and Year-Round”, 12/10/15

“Pizzerias battle in pet-friendly Atlanta Pizza Wars event in Alpharetta”, 11/18/15

“Doing Good: Program collects products for domestic violence victims” AJC, 11/17/14

“Peachtree Corners Verizon Holds Grand Opening” Gwinnett Daily Post, 11/12/14

“‘Goldilocks and the Wolf’: A Fairy tale with a happy twist”, 11/6/15

“Ahimsa House honored with ‘Task Force Member of the Year Award’ during annual family violence conference” Department of Community Supervision, 10/2/15

“Jeremy Jackson slapped with restraining order” ABC 23, 8/22/15

“5 Unique Nonprofits Working for Atlanta Animals” Atlanta Magazine, 8/17/15

“Women threw puppy during domestic dispute”  Douglas County Sentinel, 8/12/15

“Hawthorne man allegedly throws metal rack at fiance, killing her dog” KTLA 5, 6/17/15

“Moultrie Police train to spot animal cruelty, neglect” WALB News 10, 6/16/15

“Safety for All Members of Our Families” Administration for Children & Families, 6/12/15

“Protecting Pets in Abusive Human Relationships” PetMD, 6/9/15

“Animal cruelty charged against Chateau Court Man” Online Athens, 6/6/15

“Prince Shembo was jealous of dog he kicked & killed” NBC Sports, 6/3/15

“Ex-girlfriend says ex-Falcon planned to kill her dog” 11Alive News, 6/1/15

“The Four-Legged Victims of Domestic Violence” Millennial Magazine, 6/1/15

“Man accused of killing dogs now faces kidnapping charge” Animal Legal Defense, 5/21/15

“Smyrna man charged with setting dog on fire” MDJ Online, 5/20/15

“Dog killed in violent domestic dispute”, 4/16/15

“The Link Between Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse” National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 4/15

“Bruce & Hobbes Podcast Episode 6″ Bruce and Hobbes, 3/25/15

“Man indicted on charges he stabbed dog more than 20 times” Alpharetta-Milton Patch, 3/12/15

“North Fulton Treatment Center & the Ahimsa House” North Fulton Treatment Center, 3/3/15

“Ahimsa House Ambassador – Mrs. Universe, Sabrina Pinion” It’s Up to You w/ Jackie Brown, 2/15

“Man kills girlfriend’s cat in dispute” DailyMailUK, 1/31/15

“Animal Cruelty Category Added to National Incident-Based Reporting System”, 1/1/15

“Myra Rasnick on Fulton County’s, Victims View” YouTube, 6/14

“Atlanta hosts summit on animal cruelty prosecution” My Fox Atlanta, 5/2/14

“Federal Funding Approved for Pet Safety Programs” National Link Coalition, April ’14 Newsletter

“Animal abuse often signals domestic violence”, 1/29/14

“Domestic Violence & Pets: Finding Safety for Both Victims”  SPCA International, 1/21/14

“Milton Attorney Fights for Animals, People”, 1/20/15

“Help Ahimsa House Fight Domestic Violence” CBS Atlanta, 12/3/13

“Atlanta Business Chronicle Employee of the Year Finalists” Atlanta Business Chronicle, December ’13

“400 Join Ahimsa House’s ‘wag and walk’ fundraiser” Reporter Newspaper, 8/26/13

“Battered pets bark against domestic violence,” Fox 31 Albany, 8/9/13

Shelters Spotlight: How Animal Shelters are Helping Victims of Domestic Violence” GOOD, 7/15/13

“NYC (Finally) Opens Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter” XOJane, 6/4/13

“Birthday “Pawty” Gala raises awareness for pet victims of domestic violence,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4/15/13

“Interview with Maya Gupta, Executive Director of Ahimsa House,” Animal Legal Defense Fund, 2/13/13


“Dog wash fundraisers scheduled for August 4.”  Examiner, 7/31/12

“Ahimsa House serves pets of domestic violence victims.”  Examiner, 7/31/12

“Saving people, pets: Ahimsa House to host fundraising fun run.” Neighbor Newspapers, 7/25/12

“Pup thrown from car window survives.”  Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch, 3/19/12

“Ahimsa House Serves Pets of Domestic Violence Victims” Reporter Newspapers, 1/27/12

“Protecting Pending for Animals Involved in Domestic Violence” The Anipal Times, 1/19/12

“Ahimsa House helps people and their pets escape domestic violence.” Examiner, 12/23/11

“Atlanta animal rescue groups help pets and people too.”   To Dog With Love, 11/4/11

“Going to the dogs for a good cause.”   Reporter Newspapers, 11/3/11

“3rd Annual Walk n’ Wag.” Neighbor Newspapers, 7/25/12

“Group passionate about helping victims of abuse.”   Lilburn Patch, 8/15/11

“Helping Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets Get Out Together” Banfield Charitable Trust, 7/18/11

“States crack down on pet abuse to protect women.”, 7/12/11

“Maya Gupta of Ahimsa House featured on ASI blog.”  Examiner, 7/31/12

“Saving people, pets: Ahimsa House to host fundraising fun run.” Animals and Society Institute, 5/31/11

“Blog Talk Radio.”  10/28/10

“Second annual Walk N’ Wag Fun Festival” Business Wire, 10/22/10

“The Ahimsa House.” Creative Loafing, 9/3/10

“Juvenile & Family Justice Today”   Spring ’10

“Maya Gupta ’99 Aids Victims of Domestic Violence, Human and Animal.”   Columbia College Today, March/April ’10

“Alumna protects pets from violence.”   The Red and Black, 2/2/10

“92.9 DAVE FM.” 12/20/09

“Making the Connection to Protect Animals and People”   Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals, 6/21/09