• Mission

  • 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 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. 


    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.

  • This program's goal is to find "fur"ever homes for homeless cats and dogs who would otherwise be euthanized. All animals are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped prior to adoption. Animals in this program come from local shelters and owner surrenders. 

  • Moody Pet Guardian Angel Program is a program sponsored by the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County in conjunction with Moody Air Force Base. We are here as a service to our military families who are deployed and in need of loving, but temporary, homes for their beloved pets. We promote and coordinate the process of providing a foster home while, at the same time, providing peace of mind to the family while they're away. This is not a re-homing for the pets but rather a fostering program to help our service men and women at Moody Air Force base.


    Through our Amos Barfield Spay/Neuter Assistant Program and local veterinary offices we are able to provide low cost vouchers to community members for a small processing fee. This voucher guarantees them a predetermined lower cost for surgery to spay/neuter their pet.

  • Cats are self-sufficient animals who do not pose a threat to the community. TNR is a successful and humane way of controlling the feral cat population by capturing them, spaying/neutering, giving rabies vaccine, and returning to their environment. 


    Funded by grants, we are able to provide free or next to free spaying/neutering and rabies vaccines for cats and dogs of low income Lowndes County residents.  

  • Our "Freedom Rides" transport program has the potential to save over 500 animals per year from euthanasia in Lowndes County and surrounding areas. Our custom state-of-the-art transport trailer can transport up to 22 animals to rendezvous point further north who have openings and loving homes awaiting them.