Contact Us


The best way to ask a question is to use the contact form in this section.  Please select a category and your question will be immediately routed to the appropriate person.

Phone: (912) 354-9515 *If you choose to call, the front desk staff may not be able to pick up, if they are helping visitors or handling adoptions. Please leave a detailed message. Though your call may not be returned immediately, please know we will call you back as soon as possible.

Fax: (912) 354-2952

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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 >

Meet our Team >

Where is the Humane Society?


The Humane Society for Greater Savannah, Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop, and Pet Fix Savannah are all located at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 near the Chatham County Health Department and Goodwill Industries between Eisenhower Drive and Montgomery Crossroads.

Hours of Operation

The Humane Society adoption center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 1 pm - 6 pm.  CLOSED on Sunday and Monday. 

Animal intake is by appointment only >

Humane Society Thrift Shop (7215 Sallie Mood Drive) is open for shopping Tuesday – Friday 10 am - 5 pm.  Monday and Saturday hours are 10 am - 4 pm. CLOSED on Sundays.

Humane Society Thrift Shop is open for donation drop off Monday – Saturday 8 am - 4 pm.  CLOSED on Sundays.

More Thrift Shop Information >

Surrender a Pet

HSGS is a managed open admission shelter. “Open” means we accept all pets surrendered by their owners regardless of the pet’s health, age or temperament. “Managed” refers to our policy, which requires the scheduling of a surrender appointment. Surrender appointments enable us to manage the flow of admissions so that we always have space to accommodate a new arrival. Since March 1, 2013 when we introduced surrender appointments, we have not euthanized a single animal due to a lack of space or minor medical issues that require a bit of recuperation. If you have come to the sad decision to give up your pet, call today to make an appointment (912) 354-9515 x107. Surrender appointments will be scheduled Tuesday – Sunday 11 am-1 pm. Surrender Fees are $35 per pet or $75 per litter.  Please select an option below to complete the paperwork required for the surrender process and for more details on what to expect during your appointment. Here is a list of other local rescue organizations who may be able to help > Surrender a Dog > Surrender a Cat >

I found a pet.  What do I do?


  1. Ask every person and household within 3 blocks of where you found the pet.
  2. Take photos and post on, Craig’s List, Facebook and any other social media. Canvas the neighborhood with flyers that include the picture.
  3. Bring the pet to a place that can scan for a microchip (Local Vet or the Humane Society).
  4. Bring the animal to Animal Services. Chatham County Animal Services is a centralized location and is where the pet owners will have the best chance of finding the pet.
  5. Continue to post the found pictures. Don’t forget to include your contact info.
  6. For more details download and print our tip sheet.

My pet is lost.  What do I do?


  1. Walk the streets where the pet was lost, bring yummy smelling treats or food.
  2. Look under porches, stairs and in backyards. (ask permission of course)
  3. Go to (do not call) Animal Services! It is important for you to visually look for your pet.
  4. Even if you leave a lost report you MUST visit Animal Services every 2 days.  Animals are only held for 5 days before adoption, euthanasia, or transfer to another organization.
  5. Call your pet’s microchip company so they can send out local alerts.
  6. Plaster your neighborhood with flyers with pictures and your contact info.
  7. Post your information on, Facebook, Craigslist and any other social media.
  8. DON’T GIVE UP!! It may take several weeks to find your pet but you have to look just as hard during week 3 as you did during week one!
  9. For more details download and print our tip sheet.


I have an animal complaint.  What should I do?


Call Chatham County Animal Services at (912) 652-6575.