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Get into the Holiday spirit with a visit to HSHA for an open house and adopt-a-thon on December 5, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a full serving of BBQ and a diverse arrangement of baked goods. Most importantly, discounted adoption rates will be available. All dogs can make your house their FURever home for only $20. Cats or Rabbits will be considered yours for $10. Not only are these prices affordable, but they include spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date basic vaccines, microchip, initial deworming, and an entire month of pet health insurance. 

Every pet deserves a warm home for the holidays.

Consider stopping by the event to give the gift of a home, purchase a holiday toy, or buy other retail items to spoil your furry friend. For More information, click here.

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Job Opening


Interested in working around animals everyday? Are you looking for a fun part-time position? Or maybe you need a job that will work around your school schedule? Join the TEAM at HSHA. We currently have part-time kennel staff openings. The position requires your ability to work two to four 8-hour days per week. This job does involve heavy cleaning and handling of all types of domestic animals. Applicants must be team players, willing to get dirty, and be comfortable around animals. There might be times were mandatory overtime is required.

Stop by HSHA's front desk for an application or download both the application and pre-employment questionnaire on our website.

Completed applications and resumes can be emailed to patrickn@humanesocietyhbg.org.

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Therapeutic Benefits of Pets | Contributed by: Emma Naylor

Pets are a great addition to any household, and they bring tangible benefits to their owner, too – not only are they loyal and loving, but they encourage exercise, help develop social skills, and bring families together. The benefits of adopting a pet go beyond how adorable and playful they are; in fact, one of their biggest advantages often goes unnoticed. Pets, especially cats and dogs, have therapeutic benefits that reinforce just how special they are both to society and their individual owners. Read the entire article for more information.

Community Partner

Special thanks to R.F. Fager Company that donated all the money raised from their annual golf tournament to HSHA, totaling $1,800. Pictured is Richard Fager, Jr. and Amy Kaunas, Executive Director.

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of paper towelsnon-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food and cat toys. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


December 5 - Holiday Adopt-a-thon

January 1 - Penguin Plunge

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