The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County Annual Budget

The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County is a no kill animal rescue located in Lowndes counyt, Georgia seeking to make Lowndes County a no kill zone. through dedicated spay/neuter efforts, community education and outreach, adoption, and many other programs, we are beginning to see a great improvement in the animal welfare in our area. The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit organization. We do not receive any funding and are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States. We rely solely on donations and the occasional grant to fund our work. Every year, we save more animals and expand our reach. this almost means that our expenses increase and we work to save them all. Below you will find a break down of each program we run and how much each one costs to operate. If you would like to give towards a certain program to keep us running, please visit our donate page. 

  1. Trap-Neuter-Return of community cats: Spaying and neutering more than 4,000 feral cats since inception in September 2013; budget: $67,200 per year ($35 per cat. 1,092 cats per year)
  2.  Life Rides Transport Program: Transporting over 550 at-risk animals out of Valdosta and to the safety of other no-kill rescues since its inception in 2019; budget: $50,000 per year ($75 per animal for vetting, food, etc. plus gas and transportation funds for each transport)
  3. LASSIE (Lowndes Alternative to Shelter Surrender Information Exchange): Providing assistance to families in need who would otherwise have to surrender their pet to the shelter, putting it at risk of euthanasia; budget: $18,000 per year 
  4.  Citizen Assist Spay/Neuter Program: Providing free spay/neuter services for cats and dogs of Lowndes county residents on government assistance; budget: $18,720 ($1,560 per month for 12 dogs and 10 cats)
  5.  Kitten/neonatal program: Saving bottle baby and orphaned kittens who would otherwise be euthanized; budget: $50,000 per year ($200 per kitten for supplies, food, and vetting)
  6. Adoption program: Rescuing animals at risk of euthanasia from the shelter, vetting and caring for them until they can be adopted; budget: $25,000 ($250 per pet annually)
  7. Building maintenance and operations: budget: $44,000
Total annual budget: $272,920

Contact Us:
1740 W Gordon St.
Valdosta, GA 31601

The Humane Society of Valdosta in Lowndes County serves as the parent organization for programs that advocate and take action to benefit those who cannot speak for themselves. Our ultimate goal is to merit a “No Kill” status for our community and stay the course in providing homes to homeless pets.

Hours Of Operation

Open by appointment only. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application and we’ll contact you to schedule a meet and greet!

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