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Adopt A Cat for A Discounted Fee! 
We have 6 cats between the ages of 9 mos. and 2 1/2  yrs. that have been sponsored by some wonderful donors, so their adoption fee is only $20.

Normally, the fee to adopt a cat that has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and tested for FLV/FIV is $85.  We will conduct a home check and veterinarian check.  We prefer that the cats live indoors.  Take advantage of this fantastic offer to bring companionship into your life and provide loving homes for our furry friends!  

Please Help AnnaMarie... 

  ANNAMARIE is in need of your help! She is a beautiful calico rescue that was brought to Charles Smithgall Humane Society. Recently AnnaMarie began limping, and after seeing her veterinarian, she was referred to a surgeon for consultation. AnnaMarie was found to have a ruptured side ligament and surgery was required. Costs were expensive and our Humane Society needs donations to cover AnnaMarie's vet bills and medications. 
Charles Smithgall Humane Society receives no county or state funding and survives entirely by donations from people like you. Donations may be made online via our Donations form; choose Adoption Center Medical Fund in the drop down menu, and/or put AnnaMarie in the Designate box.
Donations may also be mailed to:
Charles Smithgall Humane Society,
P. O. Box 2090, Cleveland, Georgia 30528. No donation is too small and will be greatly appreciated!
(Note: Any monies donated beyond AnnaMarie's medical expenses will be put into our Adoption Center Medical Fund for her usage, and for medical expenses for other shelter cats and dogs.)
Our Long Termers Want YOU...
To Give them a Chance!   
Smokey Joe is a 4 year old shepherd mix who has been in shelter care for 3 years. Joe initially came into the shelter in Jan12 as part of a litter of 5 week old pups. He was adopted and after 15 months was returned to the shelter in Jul 13. Initially, Joe had a highly reactive fear of leashes and displayed other behaviors that indicated he had not been treated kindly. With the attention of staff... and volunteers, Joe was able to relax and show a sweet and goofy personality that relished belly rubs and long walks in the woods. When with the staff members he adores, he wiggles and whimpers with joy. Joe is a strong dog weighing in at 60 lbs. He is good with most dogs and plays best with those of a size that will not be run over by his strength. An adult only household is being sought. Joe will be a loyal and protective companion. Adoptive parent needs to be aware that he will have trust issues with other people initially, and patience can overcome that. He has tried to nip out of fear, has been food aggressive at times, and needs a loving guardian to gain trust again.
Joe's adoption fee is $25. Joe is sponsored by Lorraine Newell in memory of Hella.


Shelter pets make wonderful, loving pets!  Sometimes, they haven't had such a great beginning to their lives, but you can give them the love and affection they so richly deserve.  Abuse is a sad reality, and some shelter pets have dealt with various forms of it, from verbal to physical to neglect.  PetPlace.com has a great article on how to welcome a formerly abused pet into your home, and how to make them feel safe and welcome.  It's great info to use for any adopted pet, as coming 'home' is a new experience to them, and some adapt quicker than others.  Click here


We appreciate your donations so much... But the animals would love your time!
The biggest thing you can give shelter pets, along with monetary donations  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. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just sit with them in their kennels and show them it's a safe place, and people are going to treat them kindly; that hasn't always been their experience. There are multiple things you can do to help; check out our Volunteers Corner for ideas. 



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 Center
4823 Helen Hwy. 75N
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
(Between Cleveland &
Helen, GA)
(706) 865-4135
E-mail Us

 Adoption Center Visiting Hours
Monday: Closed to public
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm 

     Featured Canine: Freckles


Featured Feline: Shiloh


   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. 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!  


Henry... We knew he just needed the right home for his goofy and lovable personality to be appreciated! Looks he is fitting right in at the Fords, where he not only sleeps in the chair with his new daddy, but plays with his 2 human brothers, runs through the sprinkler in the back yard, and also sleeps in the bed with mommy & daddy nightly. No, he's not spoiled... He's super-sized loved!

  Calendar of Events            
Mondays @ Humane Society - Dog Walkers needed (must be 16 - call for more info)
2nd Wed. of every month - Board of Directors meeting - 5:30 @ Humane Society (public welcome)
   Fall Calendar:
Sat. Sept. 10th - Oktoberfest Parade in Helen; 11am lineup with shelter pets, 12pm parade
Sat. Sept. 17th - Tractor Supply of Cleveland - Event for National Pet Appreciation Week (Details to follow)
Sat. Oct. 8th -  Nacoochee Farm & Family Exposition at Hardman Farm; 9-5 (Adoption Booth)
Thur-Sat. Oct. 13-16 - Fall Yard Sale @ Humane Society; 8-4 
Sat. Oct 22nd - Mill Creek Rabies Clinic - at Humane. Society; 1-3pm
National Dates

National Dog Week - Last week of September

Adopt-a-dog Month - October 1-31
National Feral Cat Day - October 16
National Cat Day October 29