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Mission Statement

Serving Hall County and northeast Georgia since 1913, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) provides vital services to animals and people alike. Our goal is to create a community recognized for responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals through offering basic pet wellness and spay-neuter services, public education, and placement of companion animals. A private, non-profit organization that receives no public or government funding, HSNEGA receives no monies from national humane organizations or county, state, or federal government funds. Instead, we are supported solely by private donations, grants, bequests, investments, and some fees.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA). As a non-profit agency, HSNEGA has a small staff and relies heavily on our team of volunteers. We play a vital role in caring for and finding homes for an average of 6,000 to 8,000 pets annually. We couldn’t do any of this without our compassionate, dedicated, long-term volunteers.

Each year, more than 300 volunteers, with a wide variety of backgrounds, donate more than 30,000 hours of service, giving hands-on care to animals, raising much needed funds for our shelter, educating our community, assisting in our Spay/Neuter Center, providing administrative support, and more. HSNEGA volunteers report experiencing a deep sense of satisfaction from contributing to improving the lives of our shelter animals while working alongside others who desire to create a better future for all animals in northeast Georgia.

We provide the training for all volunteer positions, so no prior experience is required. Whether nursing a baby kitten, working with potential adopters to find the right fit for their family, or helping to make an event successful, you can be a part of the LIFE-SAVING work we do.


Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend Humane Society of Northeast Georgia?

by Tamra G. (2011-11-09 11:42:17.0)
Great organization of people focused on helping and caring for all animals. They make it easy to come in and spend time with your furry friends who so much need human contact and love.
by Eva W. (2011-10-14 10:48:41.0)
Moved to Gainesville Feb.'11 for specialized hip replacement treatment & multiple health problems. While treatment has priority much of my time, I am truly blessed to be able to volunteer with the loving animals & wonderful folks at the Humane Society. I'm never made to feel guilty when I can't physically be there,--in fact, Kelley has provided me paperwork projects to do at home as I'm able, when I can't make it to the shelter. You'll never meet a more altruistic group of great folks as the shelter employees & volunteers. It's so uplifting to be with such caring people & appreciative animals. Giving love and receiving love,-- yes, that's what life's really about. I recall SOMEONE saying that what we do for the least of these, we do for HIM. (paraphrased from God's advice). HE knew what HE was saying because one truly feels blessed when helping those precious little spirits who so need love, & some of your time.
by Eileen M. (2011-10-11 17:10:23.0)
I have been a volunteer at the HSNEGA for over 4 years. Even though I work 40 hours a week, I still find a few hours on the weekend to help these homeless furry babies. There are so many different volunteer opportunities at the HSNEGA you are bound to find something that will interest you. My favorite thing to do is participating in the off-site adoptions and taking pictures of the animals and posting them on Petfinder.com. I also like helping potential adopters find the perfect addition for their family and taking the dogs out for some sunshine and fresh air. If having contact with animals is not your thing, there are many opportunities doing administrative work and helping with fundraising and marketing. Whatever time you give or thing you do as a volunteer at the HSNEGA is sure to be rewarding. Looking forward to seeing some new volunteer faces at the HSNEGA.
by Suzanne P. (2011-10-11 12:10:26.0)
My family has been volunteering with the Humane Society for about four years. We love volunteering with them. We have done everything from dog walking, playing with cats, cleaning cages, off-site adoptions, and fostering. There are needs great and small at the HSNEGA. I love that the volunteers get to know each other and spend time pumping each other up for their efforts. Kelley Uber-Sterner is the volunteer coordinator. She does an exceptional job making her volunteers feeling appreciated and respected. She has always treated my personal children like they are the most important volunteers to walk in the door!! Families love working here together. This is a great place to teach your children about volunteerism and serving in your community! Please come out and give the HSNEGA a try! You will be glad that you did!