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Special Shelter Needs:  From time to time, our shelter has a specific need for something to care for our pets.  We have been blessed with your help in responding, and count on your donations.  Currently, we have a need for Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal cat litter. Some of our cats have had allergic reactions to all other cat litters, including the clumping kind (from other brands).  This is the only thing that has seemed to be nonreactive for them.  It is not the cheapest brand, but we are hoping donations will get us through this period, while these particular cats have special needs.  You can drop off the litter at the shelter during Visiting Hours, or if you care to donate online, just designate "Cat Litter" in the comments section.  Thank you for your support!!


Adopt A Cat for A Discounted Fee! 
We have 6 cats between the ages of 9 mos. and 2 1/2  yrs. that 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!  

Please Help AnnaMarie... 

  ANNAMARIE is in need of your help! She is a beautiful calico rescue that was brought to Charles Smithgall Humane Society. Recently AnnaMarie began limping, and after seeing her veterinarian, she was referred to a surgeon for consultation. AnnaMarie was found to have a ruptured side ligament and surgery was required. Costs were expensive and our Humane Society needs donations to cover AnnaMarie's vet bills and medications. 
Charles Smithgall Humane Society receives no county or state funding and survives entirely by donations from people like you. Donations may be made online via our Donations form; choose Adoption Center Medical Fund in the drop down menu, and/or put AnnaMarie in the Designate box.
Donations may also be mailed to:
Charles Smithgall Humane Society,
P. O. Box 2090, Cleveland, Georgia 30528. No donation is too small and will be greatly appreciated!
(Note: Any monies donated beyond AnnaMarie's medical expenses will be put into our Adoption Center Medical Fund for her usage, and for medical expenses for other shelter cats and dogs.)

Our Long Termers Want YOU...
To Give them a Chance!   
Smokey Joe is a 4 year old shepherd mix who has been in shelter care for 3 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.

National Dates

Adopt-a-dog Month - October 1-31
National Feral Cat Day - October 16
National Cat Day October 29 

Senior Pet Month
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - Nov 5-11

December 2nd - National Mutt Day


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 1pm-4pm 

Featured Canine: Freckles


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!

  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)
  Fall Calendar: 

Sat. Oct. 8th -  Nacoochee Farm & Family Exposition at Hardman Farm; 9-5 (Adoption Booth)
Thur-Sat. Oct. 13-16 - Fall Yard Sale @ Humane Society; 8-4 
Sat. Oct 22nd - Mill Creek Rabies Clinic - at Humane. Society; 1-3pm
Sat. Dec. 3rd - Pet Pics with Santa - check back for more info (or our Facebook pg.).
Sat. Dec. 17th - Carter's Spin-A-Thon fund raiser @ Anytime Fitness, Cleveland; 8-1

        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