Savannah Morning News Column

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

Gratitude and Thanksgiving at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah

Savannah Morning News – November 17, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director In the spirit of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I want to share my thanks to the community on behalf of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.  Every day I am thanked for the work I do – but really the people who deserve the thanks are those I’ve noted below.  I’m merely the orchestra condu

Positive Dog Training

Savannah Morning News – November 3, 2017 Allisia Vroom, Training Coordinator Research on dogs is continually growing and as we learn more about them, we learn that the traditional ways of doing things aren’t always the best. Even with all of the new information we have learned about dog training over the past decade, there is still a resistance to change. Here are five  co

Pup Crawl is Back

Savannah Morning News – October 20, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager The Huma

A Year of Change

Savannah Morning News – October 6, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director If you’ve been to the shelter at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah over the past 6 months, you’ll notice some obvious changes in how pets and people flow through the building.  These changes have led to some not as obvious improvements in our overall outcomes for those we serve.