Dear fellow pet lovers,
Have you ever had a question about the Humane Society? Well, this is the perfect blog post for you! Here at the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County, we pride ourselves on speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves and educating our community. We are located at 1740 W Gordon St, Valdosta, GA 31601. Our hours are from Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and we are open by appointment only. Appointments can be reserved during office hours Mon.-Fri. 9 am to 2 pm by phone, email, or private messaging the Humane Society’s Facebook page.
Why and How to adopt from the Humane Society?
Adopting from the Humane Society is a simple process. We strive to get Lowndes County to a NO Kill status. By adopting from us, you are supporting our cause and efforts to assist these helpless animals. All the animals we receive are from the Lowndes County Animal Shelter, so every adopted animal helps combat overpopulation and makes us one more step to saving more lives.
First, visit our Adoptables page to see the sweet animals that are available for adoption. We love to meet the applicants in person and complete an in-person interview. This is the time you will meet your potential companion animal. If you are approved, you will have to pay the $100 adoption fee and take your furbaby home. Every animal adopted from us is fully vetted, microchipped, and spayed/neutered.
Are you the shelter, can I surrender my pet to you?
Even though we work with the Lowndes County Animal Shelter, we are NOT the shelter. We cannot accept strays. However, if you are wanting to re-home or surrender your pet, we will meet with you and try to help you.
I found a dog wandering around, can you help me?
Animals are considered property in the state of Georgia, and you are required by law to notify the shelter and attempt to find the owner first. Another option is taking the animal to a vet or shelter to have them scanned for microchips.
There are cats in my yard, what can I do?
Community cats are self-sufficient and do not pose a threat to the community. However, if they are feral, meaning they live outdoors without an owner, then you can contact us about getting them spayed/neutered. Unaltered cats are those who keep having babies. You can tell if they have already been altered or spayed/neutered if they have a tipped ear. Keep in mind that if you feed the cats they will stay.
For more FAQs please click here. We love to answer your questions and inform the community about how we can make Lowndes county reach NO Kill status.