About Us


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.


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.


Board of Directors


2015-16 Board of Directors

Kathryn Williams – President

Julia Sullivan – Treasurer

Jessica Kelly – Secretary

Shirley Sessions – Past President

Edward Ambrose

Pfeffer McMaken

Nancy Reyes

Ellen Schoolar

Jim Sinclair

Matt Weeks

Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director