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Save the Date...Golf Fund Raiser 


Click here for registration or sponsorship.  Make certain to use the drop down menu to designate whether you are paying for a team or sponsorship. Teams are $100 for up to 4 players, including cart.  Hole sponsorships start at $100. If you are interested in being a platinum sponsor for maximum advertisement, please contact Melissa at the Humane Society.
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!  

Yard Sale Huge Success!

Our Spring yard sale earned over $7000 for our shelter pets!!  We cannot be more thankful for our patrons and donors who supported our sale.  Most importantly, we thank our great and diligent volunteers, without whom we could not do this event. Our yard sales are run entirely by volunteers and this event would not be possible without the support of our amazing and caring volunteers.  A very special thanks to Melissa Pestle, our volunteer who coordinated and worked tirelessly on this event!

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.

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


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. 
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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! 

  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; we receive all proceeds
Tues-Wed. May 10-11 - Pre-yard sale setup, 9-4 
Thu-Sat. May 12-15th - Spring Yard Sale - @ Humane Society - 8:30-5
Sat. Jun 18 - Fund Raiser: Golf Tournament at Mossy Creek  


National Dates

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

May - Be Kind to Animals Month
May - Chip Your Pet Month (HomeAgain)
May - Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
May - National Pet Month
May 2 - MayDay for Mutts
May 2-8 - Be Kind to Animals Week
May 2-8 National Pet Week (AVMA)
May 8 - Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 16-22 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week (HSUS)