Sumter Humane Society

Sumter Humane Society - Americus, GA
Sumter Humane Society
108 Industrial Blvd.
Americus, GA  31719

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Monday       12:00-5:00
Tuesday      12:00-5:00
 Wednesday    CLOSED 
Thursday     12:00-5:00
Friday         12:00-5:00
Saturday     12:00-4:00


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Are you Traveling?
Sumter Humane Society sends animals to rescue organizations all over the country! Transporting an animal can be a very rewarding experience! Who wouldn't want an adorable one way passenger on their next trip? Contact our Rescue Coordinator at  for details!

 Americus & Sumter County

Adults - $25.00 each
Puppies & Kittens $25 (1st animal) and $5 each additional litter mate
Female with litter - $25 adult - $5 each puppy or kitten
Sick or injured animals - $45 each

Because of lack of funding and overpopulation, the Sumter Humane Society no longer accepts animals from out of our county.


Donate a Bed
After moving into our new shelter, we soon realized that we did not have enough beds to go around. While we have received many as donations, many of our orphans do not have one. We use blankets and dog beds for them, but they are staying wet and continuously getting chewed to shreds. Please consider donating a Kauranda bed so one more of our "fur angels" can sleep in the comfort that they deserve.
If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort order here.



For Local Animal Complaint
 Dial 911
Ask for Animal Control


Department of Agriculture Phone # 1- 800- 282- 5852
 Ask for Animal Protection.

Animal Rescue Aid - Provides much needed support to non-profit organizations on the frontline of animal rescue, by raising funds, securing resources and building awareness on their behalf.
888-426-4435 - Animal Poison Control Center





Canine Play Yard Fund
Our first donations have come in for our Canine Exercise/Socialize/Play yard. Thank you so much to -
Christine Jones & Gary Fisk $325.
$100 donation from Bonni Creech in honor of her sweet mom Tinka.
$50 from Madison Whittaker.

To our Canine Play Yard fund raiser - a great start! Remember our project as you are making plans for ‪#‎GivingTuesday more information below... We will be accepting donations earmarked Canine Play Yard Fund until our goal is reached.

Run - Play - Fetch - Roll

The Sumter Humane Society is proud to partner with GivingTuesday.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to build a large outdoor exercise, socializing, play yard for our canines. Please save the date!

#GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day.

While you start your holiday shopping, please keep in mind that there are homeless and abandoned pets in our community who need help.  The Sumter Humane Society can provide the basics - food, water, care, and a safe place to stay.   Anything extra must come from donations. Providing a play yard for our dogs to run, roll, fetch, and socialize will hugely increase their chances of adoption and rescue.   

Now, through GivingTuesday, and beyond, we ask that you help us reduce stress, and shorten stays by getting our four legged friends out of their kennels and into fabulous freedom to run and play.  Give yourself the gift of knowing that you helped the homeless in our community.  

We will be accepting donations earmarked Canine Play Yard Fund until our goal is reached.  

Use this link to donate safely and securely through our pay pal account CLICK HERE.   Please note in the memo "Canine Play Yard."  You can also stop by the shelter or mail a check.

All donors will receive tax receipts and recognition on our web site and via FaceBook.  We thank you for your generous donations.  Let the countdown begin - let the donations roll in!

Woof Woof & Meow!

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Congratulations! We’re pleased to announce that Sumter Humane Society has been approved for BISSELL’s Partners for Pets program!

BISSELL Partners for Pets

Partners for Pets

At BISSELL, we believe in pet adoption and are committed to helping the shelters and rescue groups that serve our nation’s homeless pets. Through the Partners for Pets program, participating shelters can raise money three different ways: by earning proceeds from purchases on, entering for a chance to win a $5,000 giveaway 4 times per year, and through their eligibility to receive one free BISSELL pet product annually to use in a raffle or auction. Learn More »


BISSELL Pet Foundation
The BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, the BISSELL Pet Foundation is supported by BISSELL and focuses the Company's efforts of promoting animal welfare by awarding grants and contributions to charities dedicated to saving the lives of our nation's homeless pets. 
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Donations needed: The Sumter Humane Society
 is in desperate need of dry kitten chow, and canned dog and cat food.

The Sumter Humane Society Board heard a presentation from Laura Lee Bernstein at its July meeting, and gave a donation in her name to the Where's Co Co? campaign.

Beth Alston/Americus Times-Recorder

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Sumter Humane Society Board hears presentation from Bernstein

The board of the Sumter Humane Society heard a presentation earlier this week from Laura Lee Bernstein, kneeling, who, along with her decoy coyote Co Co, took a 48-state and Washington, D.C., 39-day, 10,300-mile trip around the country to raise funds for the local humane society. Following Bernstein’s presentation, the board thanked her for her fund-raising idea and gave a ‘generous’ donation to the ‘Where’s Co Co?’ campaign in Bernstein’s name. Bernstein said her GoFundMe link and Where’s Co Co? FB page will remain active until she reaches her $5,000 goal. Shown with the map of Bernstein’s route are, from left, board members Linda Kidd, Rob Brown, Lisa Whitaker, Blue Argo, Tinka Newman, Karen Newton, Don Smith and Ruth Olson, shelter director.

by Beth Alston/Americus Times-Recorder




Where' s Co Co? by Laura Lee Bernstein - GoFundMe


I am taking a road trip across all 48 continental states with my loyal companion Co Co, the decoy coyote, to raise money for the locally underfunded Humane Society in Americus, Georgia. As the former Chief Administrative Officer of Americus, I became aware of the need for this entity to be funded appropriately in order for them to continue the excellent job of serving our community. I was not able to help out as much as I would have liked in my role as the City Administrator, but as a regular "Joe Citizen" I am hoping to draw some needed attention to all Humane Societies across the country and additional funding to the Sumter County Humane Society in Americus, Georgia.

Click on GoFundMe & Donate! Thank You



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Job Announcement

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

This is not a paying position. It is strictly a volunteer position.


Hours: will be very flexible; will ordinarily set their own schedule  


Preferred Qualifications: Prefer history of employment in the veterinary or grooming industry; history of using photo editing software, and experience with basic website updates and/or managing photographs on a basic website.

General Job Description: Would train in every aspect of every job within the shelter to train other volunteers. Would receive all volunteer applications, train those volunteers, and set schedules for each volunteer. Once a volunteer was completely trained, they would move up to a higher level in order to train new volunteers.

*We are in dire need of a volunteer coordinator. We have so many people offering to volunteer, but with limited staff, we do not have the resources to train each volunteer. Please consider doing something meaningful and worthwhile. All of the animals within our shelter would benefit from whoever is chosen for this position.

*Please fill out an application at SHS anytime between 12pm-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, or 12pm-4pm on Saturdays.

When submitting your application, please bring all applicable materials including professional reference information and resume.

Thank you for your interest in working with Sumter Humane Society!

Can You Help!
We need Volunteers for our socialize, love, bathe, and just be there for our babies...If you are interested in volunteering please contact the shelter at 229-924-0268 or stop by...We also need help on offsite adoptions and transporting our orphans if you are interested!!!

Wish & Needs List          

  • Monetary donations

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Dish Soap (Dawn, Ajax, etc)

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Pine Sol

  • Bleach

  • Odoban (available at Sam’s)

  • Towels

  • Gallon size Ziploc Bags

  • Glass Cleaner (Windex, etc)

  • Multipurpose Cleaner (409, etc)

  • Cat Toys

  • Cat Trees

  • Cat Litter pans

  • Cat Food/Water Bowls

  • Water buckets

  • Dog food pans

  • Dog beds (small)

  • Dog crates (wire, all sizes)

  • Carries (Pet Taxis, small)

  • General office supplies (copy paper, file folders, pens, note pads, paper clips, etc)

We are a 501c(3) organization. ALL donations are 100% tax deductible. We will be more than happy to provide you with a receipt. All items are listed in order of necessity

Did You Know...
GA State Law requires Rabies shot once per year for all dogs and cats.

*Lack of sufficient food and water
*Dirty or contaminated food or water
*Animal left in the sun with no possibility of shade
*Exposure to extreme heat, cold, or rain
*Leaving a collar on a dog that cuts into its neck
*Severe weight loss of an animal due to internal parasites left
*Untreated injury, mange mites, ticks or fleas
*Unsanitary living conditions
*Animal tethered to a chain too short for the animal to move.
*Abandonment of an animal (leaving the animal to survive on
 its own or leaving it for someone else to care for without
*Abusing or mistreating the animal in any way is cruelty and
 is punishable by law.
*It is considered a FELONY to fight or train a dog for fighting.
**To report abuse call 911 or Dept. of Agriculture at
 1-800-282-5852 (Animal Protection Department)
Need help with the cost of
Spay & Neutering your pet? Ask about 
SNAP - Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

Sumter Humane Society has t-shirts for sale! We have long-sleeved, short sleeved, and in every color imaginable! Don't live near the shelter? No problem! We can ship! Please click here to place an order.

Stop by the Shelter today, adopt a forever friend. They all need homes!
Visit Our Adoption Center
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Spay/Neuter Excuses
We hear excuses every day on why people don't spay and neuter their animals. We want everyone to know that there is NO EXCUSE! If you plan on breeding your animal, you must have a breeder's license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We have a very affordable Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program. Please contact the shelter for details on how you would qualify. Our stipulations have changed, if you didn't previous qualify, you certainly may now! It isn't uncommon for Sumter Humane Society to receive 40+ kittens and 30+ puppies in one day. These numbers are astronomical, and they can be prevented!
Please do your part!

Donations are the life of any non-profit organization and the Sumter Humane Society is no exception. 
Mail your donations to:
Sumter Humane Society
108 Industrial Blvd.
Americus, GA 31719


Cats $125.00
Fee Includes: Spay/Neuter, FVCRP Vaccination & includes FELV vaccine for cats, Rabies Shot, Microchip, Worming, Feline Leukemia and FIV test, Vaccinations for FIV are not included

Dogs $125.00
Fee Includes: Spay/Neuter, DHLPP Vaccination, Rabies Shot, Microchip and Parasite Check and Worming.

All dogs are now also started on heartworm prevention

Sumter Humane Society
Sumter Humane Society
108 Industrial Blvd.
Americus, GA  31719

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Ruth Olson
Rob Brown, President
Linda Kidd, Vice President
Anne Isbell - Rec. Sec
Lisa Whitaker, Treasurer
Blue Argo
Carl Tott
Tinka Newman
Don Smith

Board Members Honorary
Michelle Andrews
Martha Dykes
Betty Hewitt
Charlie Smith
Karen Newton



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