Savannah Morning News Column

HSGS Transport Vehicle Fundraiser

Savannah Morning News – August 11, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager Did you know that one of our goals for the next year is to solve the pet overpopulation problem in coastal Georgia by being both proactive and reactive? But, in order to do that we need a transport van. Fix Georgia Pets has generously offered to donate $15,000 towards the purchase of a

Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat

Savannah Morning News – July 28, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager There is no denying that cats have claws and they like to scratch things. But, there are ways to help prevent cats from turning your antique dining room table leg into their scratching post without declawing your cat. Cats scratch for a purpose not out of spite. Their scratching remov

Dog Training At Home

Savannah Morning News – July 21, 2017 Allisia Vroom, Dog Training Coordinator Bringing home a new dog can be an exciting time for the whole family. While you are planning all the fun things you are going to do with your new four-legged friend, your dog is trying to adjust to their new home and new family. Whether your dog is a puppy or a senior, it can take 6 to 8 weeks for t

Bite Prevention

Savannah Morning News – July 14, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager With summer vacation in full swing, children are out enjoying the sunshine and perhaps the company of their best four legged friend or the neighborhood dog.  When I’m out walking my dog, a common question I am asked is, “Does he bite?” It turns out all dogs can bite and will bi

Introducing Target Zero

Savannah Morning News – July 7, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Last week, I was traveling in Effingham and Bulloch Counties with Target Zero, a national organization that provides practical advice to communities who want to decrease euthanasia in their shelters, with a focus on government funded shelters.  We toured facilities, talked with staff and met with the

Prepping Your Pet for Independence Day

Savannah Morning News – June 30, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager It is an urban legend that more pets get lost during Fourth of July celebrations than any other time of year. But we will take advantage of the holiday weekend to remind you to keep your pet safe during the celebrations over the next few days as Independence Day fireworks and summer thun