Humane Education

A Message from the Education Committee

Habersham Humane Society is striving to make a difference in our community. This often feels like “putting out fires” as we shift from one crisis to the next with unwanted, neglected, and abused animals. Like spinning plates in the air, we rush from meeting one need to the next…

  • The shelter is overcrowded again.
  • We need a foster home for this litter of puppies.
  • What are we going to do about these feral cats?
  • I wish people would just spay or neuter their pets!

This frenzy can result in frustration and burnout, but we have great news. All of these problems are preventable, and we believe education is the key.

If you’re reading this website, then you are a part of the solution. We hope to spread the word in our community about the many positive things we’re accomplishing for companion animals in our community. Thank you for reading our website and learning about Habersham Humane Society.

We are not the shelter
The animal shelter is financed by tax dollars budgeted by our County Commissioners. Habersham Humane Society is not the same thing. We are a nonprofit group, financed by donations, grants, and fundraisers.

Community Involvement

We’re proud of our involvement in Habersham County schools. For several years, we’ve been invited to 8th-grade classrooms where we teach about the laws that protect companion animals and we discuss which government agencies are responsible for the enforcement of these laws. These issues are part of the 8th-grade curriculum and we’re excited to show local examples of how our government works.

Books for Baldwin Elementary SchoolThis year, we expanded our school involvement with our new program, Books for Baldwin. Research shows that humane-themed books can make a difference in the lives of children as they read and explore topics such as pet care, animal shelters, spay-neuter programs, puppy mills, fostering, and rescue stories. Over 140 high-interest books have been donated to this school from Habersham Humane Society. Thank you to our generous friends who have donated books through our Amazon Wish List for HHS.

Historically, our efforts have mostly focused on rescuing animals in need. We’re moving forward with dreams for the future. Join our efforts are we dream of a community where all animals are treated humanely and unwanted animals are non-existent. We believe this can happen through education. We’re thrilled to be thinking toward the future by educating our young people to become responsible pet owners. An investment in humane education is an investment in a better future for our community.

You Can Help

  • Invite HHS speaker to visit your church or civic group
  • Volunteer to read with elementary students
  • Purchase a book from our Amazon Wish List
  • Serve on the Education Committee
  • Tell 5 people what you know about Habersham Humane Society
  • Be an advocate for spay/neuter programs
  • Follow HHS on Instagram and Facebook

For More Information contact: glad.simmons@yahoo.com