Dog Wash @ Lavender Cottage
Sat. May 18th
Bring your muddy Fido to Lavender Cottage and get him not only clean, but smelling wonderful with lavender doggy shampoo!
Dr. Carol Falck will be there to do nail trims for $5, too! All proceeds benefit the humane society.
We also need VOLUNTEERS to help with this fund raiser, both to wash dogs & bring shelter pets to show for adoption. Please call the Adoption Center (706-754-2625), or Polly Erickson (770-823-0568), if you can help. If you can't volunteer, be sure to bring your doggy for a great spa day!
Please SPAY/NEUTER your pets!
These days, most shelters are overrun with cats and kittens. We're no different, & need to remind everyone that it is ILLEGAL to dump animals here (or anywhere else, actually). Security cameras will be installed soon. Many programs in Georgia help with lower cost spay/neuters. Spay Georgia is an excellent one; just contact and they will send a discount coupon to use at the vet of your choice. Some shelters also offer discounted spay and neuter to the public, so check in Gainesville, Athens and Atlanta areas. Please remember, WE DO NOT HAVE A VET ON STAFF AT THE SHELTER, so we cannot fix pets here. We send our pets to, (and pay), a local vet - just as you would. That is part of what the adoption fee covers. Please give a shelter cat or kitten a chance for a furever home. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem…
Did you know...
There's a lot of educational information on our Pet Information & Tips page? Do you know how your dog really is in dog years? Want some great links for pet training, or for dog & cat treats recipes? Or want a link to send a funny pet e-card that talks? It's there! There are fun sites for kids, too! Check it out and send us your fav pet links; we'll post them!
This month's great link is sent to us by Fawne Davis & her daughter Kylie.... It has wonderful tips for traveling with your pets - check it out! Travel Tips From U-Pack
We appreciate your donations so much...
But the animals would love your time!
Kerry Blauvelt & Shawn Esposito give some love!
The biggest thing you can give shelter pets, along with monetary donations to keep us going, is to give the pets some of your time. They need love, patience & understanding!
The dogs need to be walked, both cats and dogs need to be played with, and all need to know they are loved and safe, which makes them happier and calmer, which also helps them get adopted faster! Some need grooming, or socializing, or command training. There are multiple things you can do to help; check out our Volunteers Corner for ideas. The love the pets give back makes it worth every second, plus tenfold that!
Happy Lex - A Successful Adoption!
Check out our official Facebook page... There's real time info on adopted pets, special needs and more, updated daily!
THE MISSION of the Charles Smithgall Humane Society is to shelter and find safe homes for unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals; to reduce pet overpopulation, cruelty and neglect; to teach and encourage responsible pet ownership; and to advocate animal welfare.
Animal Adoption Center4823 Helen Hwy. 75NSautee Nacoochee, GA 30571(Between Cleveland & Helen, GA)(706) 865-4135Email Us
Adoption Center Visiting Hours
Monday: Closed to public
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Pet Spotlight Urgent Needs
BJ - We have an urgent need right now for a shelter dog who's very sweet, but has specific issues. She had surgery, with 40-50 stitches in her neck...She is healing well, but would do much better in a home situation where she can be watched for infection, and just given love! Furever adoption is always the goal for our shelter residents, but short term care for BJ would at least help her during this time. She needs a home with female only, or female as primary caretaker. Please help this little lady, or share her need with others.
(We also have an urgent need for Samson... Click on his info below)
Our Featured Canine
Adoption Center Medical Fund
This is a fund to attend to current & future medical needs of our shelter pets, as we do not have vets on staff. This is for treatment beyond usual vaccinations and simple care. Previous pets like Rocky, Charlie and Wobbles, have benefited from this fund, so if you've heard of their fund raisers, this is a continuation of that. We help pets who are very sweet, loving and adoptable, but have immediate medical needs. Currently, we are raising funds to pay for specific pets- BJ & Samson, who both had surgery, and bills are over $1200 collectively. (See their info above). Please click here to donate to help them, and future shelter pets. Thank you for your help... We wouldn't be able to help without your support!
Save Printer Cartridges...
It's Cash for Critters!
Smithgall Humane Society is now a member of the Office Depot Recycling Rewards Program. Under the program, we can redeem ANY brand of used printer cartridges, and receive $2 credit per cartridge, up to 10 cartridges a month! Please drop off your used printer and toner cartridges at the shelter.