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Adopt A Cat for A Discounted Fee! 

Twelve cats between the ages of 9 mos. and 2 1/2  yrs. have been sponsored by some wonderful donors, so their adoption fee is only $20.

Normally, the fee to adopt a cat that has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and tested for FLV/FIV is $85.  We will conduct a home check and veterinarian check.  We prefer that the cats live indoors.  Take advantage of this fantastic offer to bring companionship into your life and provide loving homes for our furry friends!  

 Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) has partnered with The Chocolate Lab to bring home-made chocolates and dog treats to our supporters with 20% of EVERY sale, every product, all year long, being donated to our shelter. All products are hand-made in a VA state inspected and certified kitchen. Shipping & handling are free regardless of the size of the order. All pet treats are wheat free & 3 of the 8 varieties are grain free. Their current special offering is a Valentine's Day gift box for $25. For an additional $5, a choice of pet treats can be included. Wonderful edible gift options to have delivered to the door of all your 2 and 4 legged friends. Please specify CSHS-Sautee, GA as your supported rescue.  Click below to go to The Chocolate Lab website:
Spring Brings Yard Sale Time!

The Smithgall Humane Society Spring Yard Sale is nearing and it is time to begin planning for this important event. Remember, donated items turn unwanted items into food, shelter and medical care for our shelter animals. Keep checking back for dates and more info.  

Our yard sales are run entirely by volunteers and this event would not be possible without the support of our amazing and caring volunteers. We are asking for your assistance by signing up to help with either set-up and/or in staffing the actual event. Understanding that some may work or have other commitments we would still appreciate any time you can share with us. These are the dates we will need volunteer assistance:

- Presorting Set up for sale volunteers will be needed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Time: 9am -4pm. 

- Staffing the actual event. Time: 8:30-5, Thurs, Fri & Sat.

- Clean-up Sunday. Time 9am-4pm

In addition to volunteering to staff the event, we hope you will use this opportunity to clean out your basement, closet or attic. Once we get all of the donations in, sorted and organized for the sale, we hope you will tell your family and friends to come out to the yard sale and shop in support of our pets.

It is the support of volunteers who truly make our Yard Sale benefit a success and for that we are always grateful. Please keep in mind that all the profit is for the shelter animals that come our way. Every bit of help makes a difference.

Please email Melissa Pestle - melissa.pestle18@gmail.com - to let us know how and when you can help us.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation!


    Do you know... Smokey Joe?

We have a few 'long termers' at our humane society right now that really need loving, good homes. Most times they are wonderful animals who have nothing wrong other than they haven't been seen by the 'right' person. In some cases, they need a specific type furever home, but are wonderful pets and just need the right adoptive home.
Smokey Joe is a 3 year old shepherd mix who has been in shelter care for 1.5 years. Joe initially came into the shelter in Jan12 as part of a litter of 5 week old pups. He was adopted and after 15 months was returned to the shelter in Jul 13. Initially, Joe had a highly reactive fear of leashes and displayed other behaviors that indicated he had not been treated kindly. With the attention of staff... and volunteers, Joe was able to relax and show a sweet and goofy personality that relished belly rubs and long walks in the woods. When with the staff members he adores, he wiggles and whimpers with joy. Joe is a strong dog weighing in at 60 lbs. He is good with most dogs and plays best with those of a size that will not be run over by his strength. An adult only household is being sought. Joe will be a loyal and protective companion. Adoptive parent needs to be aware that he will have trust issues with other people initially, and patience can overcome that. He has tried to nip out of fear, has been food aggressive at times, and needs a loving guardian to gain trust again.
Joe's adoption fee is $25. Joe is sponsored by Lorraine Newell in memory of Hella.


Check out our official Facebook page...
There's real time info on adopted pets,  special needs and more, updated daily! 

THE MISSION of the Charles Smithgall Humane Society is to shelter and find safe homes for unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals; to reduce pet overpopulation, cruelty and neglect; to teach and encourage responsible pet ownership;and to advocate animal welfare.

Animal Adoption Center
4823 Helen Hwy. 75N
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
(Between Cleveland &
Helen, GA)
(706) 865-4135
E-mail Us

 Adoption Center Visiting Hours
Monday: Closed to public
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
        Sunday: 1-4pm            
         Featured Canine: Benny
         Featured Feline: Shiloh
   Adoption Center Medical Fund

This is a fund to attend to current & future medical needs of our shelter pets, as we do not have vets on staff. This is for treatment beyond usual vaccinations and simple care. Previous pets like Rocky, Charlie and Wobbles, have benefited from this fund, so if you've heard of their fund raisers, this is a continuation of that. We help pets who are very sweet, loving and adoptable, but have immediate medical needs. Please click here to donate to help them, and future shelter pets. Thank you for your help... We wouldn't be able to help without your support!  
Henry... We knew he just needed the right home for his goofy and lovable personality to be appreciated! Looks he is fitting right in at the Fords, where he not only sleeps in the chair with his new daddy, but plays with his 2 human brothers, runs through the sprinkler in the back yard, and also sleeps in the bed with mommy & daddy nightly. No, he's not spoiled... He's super-sized loved!
We appreciate your donations so much... But the animals would love your time!
The biggest thing you can give shelter pets, along with monetary donations  keep us going, is to give the pets some of your time. They need love, patience & understanding!
The dogs need to be walked, both cats and dogs need to be played with, and all need to know they are loved and safe, which makes them happier and calmer, which also helps them get adopted faster! Some need grooming, or socializing, or command training. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just sit with them in their kennels and show them it's a safe place, and people are going to treat them kindly; that hasn't always been their experience. There are multiple things you can do to help; check out our Volunteers Corner for ideas. 
Historical CourthouseDid you know... 

There's a lot of educational information on our  Pet Information & Tips page? Do you know how old your dog really is in dog years? Want some great links for pet training, or for dog & cat treats recipes? Or want a link to send a funny pet e-card that talks? It's there! There are fun sites for kids, too! Check it out and send us your favorite link; we'll highlight it here!  

Shelter pets make wonderful, loving pets!Sometimes, they haven't had such a great beginning to their lives, but you can give them the love and affection they so richly deserve.  Abuse is a sad reality, and some shelter pets have dealt with various forms of it, from verbal to physical to neglect.  PetPlace.com has a great article on how to welcome a formerly abused pet into your home, and how to make them feel safe and welcome.  It's great info to use for any adopted pet, as coming 'home' is a new experience to them, and some adapt quicker than others.  Click here 
Calendar of Events            
Mondays @ Humane Society - Dog Walkers needed (must be 16 - call for more info)
2nd Wed. of every month - Board of Directors meeting - 5:30 @ Humane Society (public welcome)
Spring Calendar:
Sat. May 6th - First Friday at Sheilah's Village Market - Raffle for Humane Society and shelter pets walked there
Thu-Sat - Spring Yard Sale - @ Humane Society - check back for exact dates 


National Dates

February - National Prevent a Litter Month (HSUS)
February - National Pet Dental Month (AVMA and American Veterinary Dental Society)
February - Responsible Pet Owners Month
February 7-13 - Have-a-Heart-for-Chained-Dogs Week- Dogs Deserve Better
February 14-20 - Pet Theft Awareness Week
February 14 - Pet Theft Awareness Day
February 20 - Love Your Pet Day
February 23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
February 23 - Spay Day USA - Doris Day Animal League & HSUS
February 24 - National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

March 3- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
March 7-13 - Professional Pet Sitters Week - Pet Sitters International
March 14-20 - National Poison Prevention Week (ASPCA)
March 20 - International Earth Day
March 25 - National Puppy Day

April - Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month (ASPCA)
April - National & International Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April - National Pet Month
April - Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
April 1 - Everyday is Tag Day
April 7 - National Pet Health Insurance Day (VPI)
April TBD - International Guide Dog Day
April 18 - Pet Owner's Independence Day
April 18-24 - Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (HSUS)
April 18-24 - World Week for Animals in Labs
April 18-24 - National Pet ID Week
April 22 - Earth Day
April 24 - World Veterinary Day
April 24-30 National Scoop the Poop Week
April 25 - Don't Step In The Dog Poop Day
April 25 - International Day of the Dog
April 26 - National Kids and Pets Day
April 26 - National Pet Parent's Day
April 30 - National Arbor Day