Q. Can I surrender my pet to HSSCG?
Our intake protocol at Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia:
Please call us at (912) 264-6246 x 106 to inquire about surrendering your animal. We prefer to schedule intake appointments so we can do a thorough health and temperament assessment.
Upon arrival for a scheduled appointment with our intake manager, the surrendering person completes an intake form at our center upon evaluation of the dog or cat. We ask for an owner surrender fee, minimum of $25. Please bring any food, bedding or toys that will help the dog or cat feel comfortable in its new environment.
For strays, we ask for a donation to help off-set the cost of caring for the animal. We appreciate all of the support we receive! Often, we are at full capacity and cannot accept animals.
Q. If I take an animal (cat/dog) to an animal welfare facility, what should I take; and what information will I need to provide?
A. Please provide as much of the following:
Contact information including phone numbers, e-mail address, and a physical address
Detailed pet descriptions to help us find them the appropriate home/the perfect match
Any medical records, rabies tags and certificates, microchip information, breeder papers
Any toys, food, treats, beds, etc.
A surrender fee for owner surrender ($25 at HSSCG) and/or donations would be much appreciated
Q. What should I do if I need to find a new home for my dog/cat?
A. If you need a temporary home for your dog/cat due to temporary living arrangements, contact family and friends for help first. There are alternative fostering options such as fosterspot.com that work to place families with willing fosters based on your needs and their capabilities.
B. Make posters with detailed descriptions of your pet along with a photo. Be sure to include your contact information.
C. Post your pet posters at local businesses, with approval.
D. Post your pet posters on the internet. There are animal listing websites such as:
Networking websites such as Facebook are extremely helpful and have been successful. Please avoid using Craigslist! You can also post your pet flyers on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Society-of-South-Coastal-Georgia/257079997635668
E. Email your pet posters to friends and family so that they can help you find a good new home for your pet.
F. Leave your pet posters at veterinary clinics and pet-related businesses in the area.
G. Post listings in local newspapers and on the radio.
H. Contact pet rescue groups, other animal welfare organizations, animal shelters, or even your local animal control. A list of Georgia animal shelters can be found online:
Here is a list of other animal rescue facilities that you might consider contacting:
1. Airedale Rescue Group
2. Animal Refuge Foundation of Wayne Co., Inc.
P. O. Box 432, Jesup, GA
3. Bichon Rescue
Contact: Sharon Torso
4. Boston Terrier Rescue of Fl Inc
Contact: Vicki Greene
(912) 261-7909 / (912) 227-2290
P.O. Box 8488, Delray Beach, FL 33482
6. Bryan County Animal Shelter
2501 Dog Lane, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
7. Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA
P.O. Box 16072, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
8. Coastal Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 30462, Savannah, GA 31410
9. English Springer Rescue America
of Southeast Region
Martha A. Lang, Coordinator
103 Guale Point, Darien, GA 31305
(912) 223-5264 / (912) 437-5095
10. HART of McIntosh County
(Humane Animal Resource Team)
P.O. Box 936, Darien, GA 31305
11. McIntosh County Animal Services
1184 Animal Shelter Dr SW, Darien, GA 31305
12. Nassau Humane Society
671 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
13. Love of Pets
300 Osborne Street, St. Marys, GA
14. Glynn County Police Department –
Glynn County Animal Services
4765 US Highway 17 N, Brunswick, GA 31525
16. Help A Stray
PO Box 501 Richmond Hill, GA
17. Heth Haven INC Wildlife Rehabilitation
Contact: Mark Heth
122 Tolomato Trail, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
18. Humane Society of Camden County
950 South Grove Boulevard, Kingsland, GA
19. Liberty County Humane Shelter
279 Briarwood Circle, Hinesville, GA
20. Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 732, Ludowici, GA 31316
21. Save A Life
P.O. Box 16730, Savannah, GA, 31416
22. Wags ‘N Whiskers
4360 Hwy 40 E Suite C, St. Marys, GA 31558
Here is a link to a helpful website listing Rescue Groups with a Special Focus on Helping Senior Dogs: http://aarff.com/blog/dr-aarff-com/rescue-groups-with-a-special-focus-on-helping-senior-dogs/