Court-Ordered Community Service

The Humane Society of Valdosta is able to accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. ** Court-ordered community service volunteers must be available during our hours (M-F 9am-2pm) and will need to schedule an appointment in advance for orientation. Responsibilities of community service hours will include:

  • Cleaning our transport trailer
  • Santizing cat rooms
  • Sanitizing carriers, condos, and playpens
  • Helping with handy work (such as weeding, putting together cat trees and other furniture, sorting through donations, etc)

Community Service workers must:

  • Provide proof of your citation (paperwork that verifies the type of citation you received, hours required, as well as the name/number of any case worker or attorney you may have). **Probation officer name and contact information and/or any paperwork required by the court MUST be provided at orientation** 
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Be able to follow directions.
  • Be forthcoming with the nature of your offense.
  • Be able to provide a background check (can be obtained for free at the front desk of the Valdosta Police department)
  • Be able to perform a variety of physical labor without extreme limitation.
  • Report to shifts on time. Consistently late arrivals may be turned away and parole office will be notified.
  • Work assignments are not open to discussion. You must perform the assigned duty or leave.

*We are able to accept traffic, DUI citations and misdemeanor possession of marijuana only.*

Once you have reviewed the information above, please see our page about becoming a volunteer, fill out the Court-ordered community service application and schedule your volunteer orientation. If you have any questions about court-ordered community service, please email us at

Please Note: The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County reserves the right to refuse any court-order community service volunteer for any reason.

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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