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Hart County Humane Society

Welcome to the Hart County Humane Society Website

pet of the week

Pet of the Week

 Mitzi is a darling, one year old, ten pound, Terrier mix. She is spayed, heart worm negative, micro chipped, appropriately vaccinated, been treated for parasites and is on preventative. Mitzi was a timid, matted, dirty dog before being rescued. Sadly she needed to be shaved to the skin but she is now a healthy, happy puppy. Mitzi will require frequent grooming to keep her fluffy coat pretty and knot free but the joy she brings is well worth the effort. 

foster pets

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

 Please join our mission to make ours a “No Kill” community; it will take an army of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include:
Rescue/Foster: The Hart County Humane Society is working with Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter to end the need to euthanize healthy animals due to lack of space or time. We can only save these animals if a foster home or foster buddy is available. Foster families take a shelter dog, cat or kittens into their home and provide love and socialization while our supporters provide for its care.
Foster buddies: share shifts caring for a few shelter dogs kept in a safe kennel building donated by Dr. Robert Mauldin. Though kennel dogs are not in homes they are safe and provided necessary care. These dogs need buddies to walk, feed, clean up and help get them to adoption events.
.Fundraising, raising awareness and volunteering: The “All Hart County Humane Society Outreach Center” located at 95 W. Franklin St. is used for adoption, fundraising and awareness events. We are pet partners with Anderson PetSmart, we keep cats in the cat room and take dogs there for adoption opportunities. Fundraising, volunteering and rescuing are crucial to our programs. Please join our army.

Who Are We?

  The Hart County Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit, animal rescue organization. We raise awareness to the plight of unwanted and stray animals entering Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, our community’s open intake shelter. We are passionately working every day to end the euthanizing of adoptable shelter pets by providing low cost spay/neuter programs to Hart County residents and by rescuing animals from this shelter that do not get adopted or rescued by other organizations.

Who We Are Not !

  We are not a shelter facility with a location or hired staff. We are not animal control; we have no legal jurisdiction or training to pick up stray animals. We receive no funding from any government agencies. Animal Control is available by calling your local law enforcement agency. In the city of Hartwell, call Hartwell Police Department (706-376-3111) for stray or nuisance dogs or cats. In Hart County call the Hart County Sheriff’s Department (706-3763114) for stray or nuisance dogs. If you have a pet you no longer want or are able to keep, please take it to Northeast GA Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Rd. Lavonia GA. 30553 706-356-5363.

Downloadable Membership Brochure.pdf

Downloadable Membership Brochure.doc

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National Adoption Weekend

National Adoption Weekend is September 16-18. This is another opportunity for us to partner together to save even more lives.

A Very Special Thank You

We are grateful for the tremendous support and assistance we have received from our local veterinarians and their staffs, please call on them for all your veterinary needs:

Three Trees Veterinary Services
1087 E. Franklin St.
Hartwell GA 30643
~ 706-377-7297

Royston Animal Hospital
2888 W. Main St.
Royston GA 30662
~ 706-245-6650

Hartwell Animal Hospital
1364 Reed Creek Hwy.
Hartwell GA 30643
~ 706-376-3161