Humane Society for Greater Savannah envisions a community that understands, values and promotes the ways in which pets enrich our lives.
The mission of 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 Humane Society for Greater Savannah – to more accurately describe our area of service. All funding of 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. Humane Society for Greater Savannah is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace.
Every Outcome is Important
HSGS tracks the status of every pet using a nationally recognized standard. Pets at HSGS remain available for adoption as long as necessary (sometimes six months or more), and are never euthanized for space reasons.
Our 2019 save rate was 98.64% for all animals in our care. That save rate was calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar Standard, the data provides a detailed breakdown of the health and adoption status of every animal in our care. Stats from 2012-2016 were gathered using the Basic Data Matrix used by Shelter Animals Count.
Complete statistics are found in the following Asilomar or Shelter Animal Statistics (all PDF).