Humane Society of Northeast Georgia

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


845 West Ridge RoadGainesville, GA 30501 United States

Organization Information

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. Its mission 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, HSNEGA receives no monies from national humane organizations or county, state, or federal governments. Instead, we are supported solely by private donations, grants, bequests, investments, and some fees.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA)! HSNEGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a small staff that relies heavily on volunteers. Each year, more than 300 volunteers donate upwards of 20,000 hours giving hands-on care to animals, raising much-needed funds for HSNEGA, educating the community, assisting in the Healthy Pet Clinic, providing administrative and facility support, and more. HSNEGA volunteers report experiencing a deep sense of satisfaction from improving the lives of rescued animals while working alongside others who share the desire to build a better future for all animals in northeast Georgia.

We provide 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!


Would you recommend Humane Society of Northeast Georgia?
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by Tamra G. (November 9, 2011)
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. (October 14, 2011)
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. (October 11, 2011)
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 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. (October 11, 2011)
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!

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