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"The Adoptable Dog"
The State Dog of Georgia


Who we are

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, Inc., (HSSBC) is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been saving animals in the community since the 1980s.  All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  The HSSBC does not receive any funding from local government agencies nor national societies for its activities.  Adoptable pets are kept in foster homes with some of our adoptable cats temporarily housed at the local Petco.  Humane Society meetings are open to everyone and are held the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew Church, Gentilly & North Edgewood, Statesboro.

our Mission

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County's mission is to end the pet overpopulation in our community through adoption, spay and neuter, and education. Our ultimate goal is to make Bulloch County a "no-kill" community.  Our philosophy is that companion animals improve the physical and psychological lives of their humans and that each pet deserves a loving home with adequate food, water, shelter, preventative and veterinary care, and companionship.   


  • Adopted out 347 pets (133 dogs and 214 cats).

  • Transported 469 pets to other "no kill" facilities.

  • Funded over 1,000 spays and neuters--including our fosters, low-income household pets, and TNR cats. 

  • Fielded thousands of phone calls and emails. 

our activities 

Saving "last chance" pets.  The HSSBC focuses on removing adoptable "last chance" pets from the Bulloch County Animal Shelter before their time runs out. These animals are placed in our foster homes where they are socialized within a loving and caring environment, spayed or neutered, fully vetted with vaccinations and microchips, and treated with flea/tick and heartworm preventatives.  Check out fostering to help in this effort and give a pet a second chance. 

Rehoming community pets.  The HSSBC takes in pets from owners who may have to surrender their pets due to financial difficulty, relocating, health reasons or other situations. Because both our foster space and funding is limited, it is important to contact us in advance of your deadline and to consider donating whatever you can to help us offset the costs of taking in your pet.  We spay or neuter and fully vet all our foster animals before they are adopted out.

Transporting to other no-kill facilities.  We will assist with the transport of healthy kittens and puppies to areas where they will be fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and have a much greater chance for adoption.  We require that the parent pets of these litters--if on your premises--be spayed or neutered to prevent future litters. If spaying or neutering that pet is a financial issue, we may be able to assist. Please contact us (912-681-9393) to discuss the details. 

Spaying and neutering community pets.  The HSSBC Spay/Neuter Program will assist any county resident that cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets.  Please join us in preventing future homeless pets and sterilize your pet before a first "accidental litter."  Check out "Where to Spay and Neuter" for local low-cost clinics open to everyone or the HSSBC's "The $20 Fix" Program for low-income Bulloch County households.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of free-roaming community cats. The HSSBC is the key component of Bulloch County’s no-kill approach to community cats. We will assist residents and businesses with controlling the stray cat population by assisting with traps and discounts for spaying and neutering.

Standing against dog fighting and abuse.   Animal abuse and neglect should be reported immediately to Bulloch County Animal Control (912-489-6911).  Dog fighting is illegal and a felony in Georgia and throughout the U.S.  For a dog fight in progress, dial 911.  Information about suspicious activities can be made 24/7 to the Humane Society of the United States:  1-877-TIP-HSUS or 1-877-847-4787.  All tips are confidential. Not satisfied with the outcome?  Call us (912-681-9393) and we will help pursue further assistance.  

Standing against puppy mills.  Beware of local breeders selling online, in pet stores, and through classified ads that offer multiple dog breeds.  A puppy mill breeder will deny her activities and show you only what she wants you to see, including falsified pedigree papers.  You will not be allowed to see the behind-the-scenes horrendous conditions these animals endure for profit. When buying from these breeders, you are contributing to the conditions and overbreeding of your puppy's mother or father (a dog just like yours).

Do not breed or buy while homeless pets die. Think adoption first. Spay and neuter. 

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2019 Humane Society Officers

President: Kania Greer
Past President: Rene Durfee
Vice President: Lynn Ivey
Secretary: Cheyenne Waters
Treasurer: Crystal Copeland
Canine Rescue Coordinators:
Rhonda Rocker & Carrie Mitchell
Feline Rescue Coordinator: Rene Durfee
Spay/Neuter & Community Cat Program Coordinator: Deborah Kosina

Further Representation
ReTails Manager/Liaison: Kristy Garrigus
Raise the Woof Coordinator: Cheyenne Waters
Gifts/Donations Acknowledgment: Connie Mabry
Website & E-letter: Deborah Kosina 

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