The mission of the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County (HSVLC) is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching compassion, respect and caring treatment for all animals. The HSVLC advocates the elimination of animal abuse, pet overpopulation and homelessness among companion animals by promoting spaying and neutering of all pets, promoting adoptions, and by providing education and outreach to the community at large.
We are a local non-profit animal welfare organization. HSVLC started in 1989 to be a voice for animals in our community. Our motto, “We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves” expresses our commitment to improve the lives of animals through rescue, education, and advocacy. We started to collect data in 2013, accounting for each and every animal we helped by spay/neutering, vaccinating, transporting, adopting, etc. Since 2013, 13,216 animals have been positively impacted through our work!
We are a private non-profit organization. Though we work with both the Humane Society of the United States and the Lowndes County Animal Shelter, we are not affiliated with either. The HSVLC receives no funding from local, state, or federal government, or the Humane Society of the United States. The HSVLC relies strictly on your donations, membership fees, fundraisers, and occasional grants.
In order to fulfill our mission, we are developing programs and providing affordable resources to benefit all involved, the pets as well as their forever families.
Please explore our website and consider how you can become involved and help make a positive impact in our community.