About Us

 At its July 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors adopted new vision and mission statements that reflect the programs and services that HSGS provides and its commitment to continuing service to our community.

Vision Statement
The Humane Society for Greater Savannah envisions a community that understands, values and promotes the ways in which pets enrich our lives.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah is to better the lives of pets and people.

Position Statements

Feral Cats & Dangerous Dogs

History: More than 55 years ago, a group of concerned animal lovers joined together to organize The Humane Society of Chatham-Savannah, Inc. In February 1985, the Humane Society was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia. In November of the same year, we were recognized as a federally tax-exempt 501(c)3 charity under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.In January 2010, we changed our name to The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – to more accurately describe our area of service. All funding of The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is by private donation from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations; bequests; special events; grants; and from the proceeds of our “Pick of the Litter” Thrift Shop. We receive NO funding from any government agency, and NO money from any other animal welfare organization including the Humane Society of the United States.The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace.

2014-15 Board of Directors
Kathryn Williams – President
Julia Sullivan – Secretary
Eric Zimmerman – Treasurer
Shirley Sessions – Past President
Edward Ambrose
Jessica Kelly
Becky Lynch
Pfeffer McMaken
Gale Steves
Cornelia Stumpf
Matt Weeks
LeeAnn Williams

Lynn Gensamer, Executive Director

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