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Hart County Humane Society

Welcome to the Hart County Humane Society Website

pet of the week

Pet of the Week

 Ginger is a tiny four month old female beagle puppy. She is spayed, micro chipped, up to date with age appropriate vaccinations and has been treated for parasites. At only ten weeks of age Ginger became very ill and was taken to a veterinarian hospital. Diagnosed with parvovirus, Gingers owner declined lifesaving treatment and surrendered her to the humane society. Since receiving extensive hospitalized care, she has been fostered with abundant love in a private home with children, other dogs and cats. 

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Foster Program

All dogs are heartworm tested and are treated or on preventative. 
All cats and kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia, FIV and heart worms. 
All pets have received age appropriate vaccinations, been treated for parasites and are on preventative.
The Hart County Humane Society relies on donations to fund our rescue/foster program. All donations are tax deductible, can be mailed to P.O. BOX 1062 Hartwell GA 30643 or online here.


What We Do

  The Hart County Humane Society was formed in 2006 in response to the tremendous amount of public outcry by the citizens of the City of Hartwell and Hart County. Due to the fact that Hart County has no animal shelter or animal control, roaming packs of dogs and feral cat colonies litter our landscape causing attacks on people and pets while unwanted litters of puppies and kittens are routinely deposited on back roads. One of the goals of the Hart County Humane Society is too draw attention to this problem and to seek a solution with our local government. We invite you to help us attain this goal by joining with us to make Hart County and Hartwell a more inviting and safe place to live. Once our shelter is in place, we will become a support group to help the shelter with needed items that may or may not be in the budget. We will continue to raise funds in our community to help the shelter as needs arise. Our commitment is to keep our unwanted animals happy and healthy, and to find loving homes.

Who Are We?

  The Hart County Humane Society is a non profit, all volunteer group changing the lives of companion animals in our community. We hold 501c3 status, and donations made are tax deductible. We rely solely on memberships and donations to fund our adoption/ foster, spay/ neuter, and family assistance programs. We are a rescue group licensed with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, working through a network of approved foster homes. While we are dedicated to finding the best possible loving homes for those in our care we realize there are not enough homes for all the unwanted animals. We are not going to adopt out of this mess! Our hope is to reduce the over-population of unwanted pets while educating our community on the responsibilities of pet ownership. A large part of donations and fundraising efforts are ear marked for our spay/ neuter and family assistance program. Many families in our community can now keep their pets while we stop the unwanted litters. This is the only real solution. Please join with us. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Who We Are Not !

  We are not a shelter. We are not a facility with a location or a paid staff. We are not animal control. We receive no funding from any government agencies or groups. We have no jurisdiction or authority to seize animals from private property or citizens, whether they are being neglected or abused, if they do not want to surrender their animals peacefully. If you have an animal problem our suggestion is to call your local law enforcement. If you are in the city limits call Hartwell Police Department if you are in the county call the Hart County Sheriffs Department. If you need additional assistance call your county commissioner or city councilman. These numbers are on the back of this page. If you do not know what district you are in, call us and we will assist you.


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Coming Soon

Please check this location for coming news of Dog Walk 2016. Here you will be able to find information on when where and registration.

A Very Special Thank You

Dr. Mauldin, Dr. Ellis, and Royston Animal Hospital, our local veterinarians, who have given the Hart County Humane Society a tremendous amount of support and assistance with our cause.

Please call them for all your veterinary needs:

Dr. Mauldin 706-376-3161 
Dr. Ellis 706-377-7297 
Royston Animal Hospital 706-245-6650