Savannah Morning News Column

Mysteries of the Feline

Savannah Morning News – February 10, 2018, William Brown III, Interim Chief Executive Officer Shelters are built to help the need of homeless pets, yet in most shelter settings very little is actively done to understand feline behavior. They are still cared for; food, water, shelter, toys. Yet when an adopter returns the cat for scratching up the couch, not using the litter b

Our Dogs have A Lot to Say if You Listen and Watch

Savannah Morning News – January 12, 2018 Michelle Thevenin, Chief Executive Officer “Oh, they’ll be fine, they’re both wagging their tales.” “He’s barking, he must be aggressive.” “Everything was fine, and then she just bit him with no warning.” If I had a dollar (or maybe even just a quarter) for every time I’ve heard one of the statements above

Resolutions For Your Pets

Savannah Morning News – December 29, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Chief Executive Officer Soon after Thanksgiving (and perhaps after a bit of overindulgence), my friends start discussing their resolutions for the new year.  January 1st seems so far away at that point, it’s easy to over promise – no sugar, alcohol or dairy; meditating every day for 15 minutes; going

HSGS Christmas Poem

Savannah Morning News – December 18, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Chief Executive Officer It has been our holiday tradition to share this poem for several years – the staff and pets at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah wish you and your loved ones a blessed holiday season! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not

Holiday Safety for Your Pets

Savannah Morning News – December 15, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director The hustle and bustle of the holidays are in full swing in my house.  I’ve bought my tree and holiday cards have started arriving in the mail.  The menagerie senses something is different and there’s a special treat for them under the tree. Your household is probably no different.  As we

Building a Great Animal Welfare Community in Savannah

Savannah Morning News – December 1, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director The other day on my neighborhood Facebook page, there was a mention of “no-kill” and “high-kill” shelters.  This discussion and others on social media are great insight into all the passion, good intentions and occasional irrationality we humans bring to animal welfare, especially those of