Humane Society of Valdosta - Lowndes County Inc.

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Please stay awhile, browse around and check out the wonderful pets we have up for adoption. In the meantime, here is some information about the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County (HSVLC).

Did you know�

Pet overpopulation has reached epidemic proportions throughout the United States. About 8-12 million animals end up in shelters around the country each year, and between 4-6 million of them are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them all.

Lowndes County is no exception. Every year almost 6,000 animals are euthanized at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter. These numbers are staggering, and sadly, they continue to rise due to irresponsible breeding and lack of concern.

What is the Humane Society?

The HSVLC is a large group of caring volunteers whose main objective is to improve the lives of animals in Lowndes County and surrounding areas. Our slogan, �We Speak For Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves,� expresses our desire to be a voice for the animals in our community through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Please be aware that the Humane Society and Lowndes County Animal Shelter are two separate organizations with different adoption policies and fees.

History

The HSVLC was founded in 1989 by nine concerned individuals who saw a need for an animal welfare organization in our community. The main objectives of the society were to improve the lives of animals and put an end to pet overpopulation.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

Are you tired of Rover marking his territory on your sofa? OR, how embarrassing is it when you have guests over for dinner and Rover decides to get romantic with one of their legs? Is Fluffy driving you crazy yowling and rubbing against you when she is in heat? AND, what about all those unwanted puppies and kittens? Well, there is a simple solution to all of these problems. Have your pet spayed or neutered. It�s good for you, but it�s also good for your pet. Spaying and neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives.

The Humane Society now has a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program that was started to make spaying/neutering affordable for all pet owners. Several Vets in Valdosta participate in this program. For more information, please call 229-242-SPAY (7729), and leave a message. A volunteer will usually return your call within 48 hours.

How to Join and Volunteer

We need volunteers! Without the support of our members, the Humane Society would not be alive today. We hope you will consider putting your ideas and talents to good use by becoming a part of our worthwhile organization. We need YOU!

Our membership fee is only $25 per year. To become a member, please call our voice mail system at 229-247-3266. Wait for the beep and leave your message, explaining that you are interested in joining or volunteering. One of our volunteers will call you back and get your mailing address. A membership package will be mailed to you that will contain a membership card. Just fill out the card and mail it, along with your membership fee, to: P.O. Box 5323, Valdosta, Ga. 31603.

Also contained in the packet is a Volunteer Jobs List. Once you mail the Jobs List to us, we will contact you about volunteering. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

How To Adopt a Friend

Thank you for inquiring about adopting a pet from our Humane Society. Please realize that adopting a pet is a big decision. Keep in mind the life-long commitment you are about to enter into and the personal and financial aspects involved with adding a four-legged family member. If you can provide the special kind of home our pets deserve, we should be able to provide you with a pet that will be a wonderful addition to your family.

All potential adopters must go through a screening process. This process is absolutely necessary to ensure that our pets go to the best homes possible, where both the pet and their new owner are happy with the relationship. It is our goal to place the right pet with the right owner. We make a lifelong commitment to these animals, and we want adopters to do the same.

Below is a step by step description of the screening process:


  • Applicants will be sent a pre-adoption packet, which includes an application. Applicants should keep the application to give the HS representative when they come for the home visit. In order to receive the pre-adoption packet, you must contact us by calling 229-247-3266.

  • Next, you will be contacted by one of our dog or cat screeners who will schedule a home visit and interview.

  • We do require a fence for dogs; however, we do make exceptions in some cases.

  • The adoption fee is $100 for dogs and cats. These fees include a heartworm test for dogs, a leukemia/aids test for cats, first vaccinations, spay or neuter, and microchip. (Note: Most of our pets have already received all of their shots by the time they are adopted. However, if they still need boosters at the time of adoption, the adopter will be responsible for any boosters.)

  • Our adoption area includes Georgia and North Florida. We are willing to adopt to other areas, but adopters may be required to come to Valdosta to be interviewed or to get the pet. Home visits are always required. In some cases, we may depend on other rescue organizations to perform the home visit for us.

  • Please contact us at 229-247-3266. Please give your name, phone number, pet you are interested in, and someone will return your call as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.

    Hurricane Katrina Relief

    http://disaster.petfinder.com Petfinder.com has unveiled a comprehensive animal emergency response system helping companion animal victims and their caretakers during disasters. This is a collaborative database linking information from the public and emergency response organizations and making it available to rescuers, victims, and volunteers. The database features the following: *displaced hurricane victims post the locations of their pets so that rescuers can go in and save them *rescuers post the descriptions and photos of pets they find making them available for distraught pet parents to find them *volunteers post their offers of foster care which displaced hurricane victims can search to find temporary care for their pets This is a collaborative effort powered by Maddie's Fund and a coalition of organizations who are all working together to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to: American Humane Association, Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, United Animal Nations (EARS), IFAW and Code 3 Associates, Alley Cat Allies and everyone who has come together to put the pets first. Visit http://disaster.petfinder.com for the database Continue to visit http://katrina.petfinder.com for regular updates

    DON'T LITTER - Spay and Neuter your Pets!


    Humane Society of Valdosta - Lowndes County Inc.
    PO Box 5323
    Valdosta GA 31603
    Phone: (229) 247-3266

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