"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 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, GA 30458.
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.
WHAT WE DID IN 2016
Took in 436 owner surrendered pets and 211 "last chance" pets from the county shelter.
Adopted out 366 pets and transported 253 pets to other "no kill" facilities.
Funded over 1100 spays or neuters--including our fosters and in-need community pets.
Fielded thousands of phone calls and emails.
We run on your donations. We're powered by our volunteers.
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 an 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.
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.
2017 Humane Society Officers
Rene Durfee, President
Carrie Mitchell, Past President
Cheyenne Waters, Vice President
Cheryl Rogers, Secretary
Erin Wilson, Treasurer
Carrie Mitchell, Canine Rescue Coordinator
Rene Durfee, Feline Rescue Coordinator
Deborah Kosina, Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator
ReTails Manager/Liaison: Lynn Barnes
ReTails Assistant Manager: Stephen Rigg
Transport Coordinator: Debbie Kruk
Gifts/Donations Acknowledgment: Connie Mabry