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
RE-HOMING FEES Americus
& Sumter County
Adults - $25.00 each
Puppies & Kittens $25 (1st animal) and $5 each additional
Female with litter - $25 adult - $5 each puppy or kitten
Sick or injured animals - $45 each
lack of funding and overpopulation, the Sumter Humane Society
no longer accepts animals from out of our county.
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.
CALL 911 TO
DOG BITES OR
For Local Animal Complaint
Department of Agriculture Phone # 1- 800- 282- 5852
Ask for Animal Protection.
AMERICUS — The Sumter Humane Society has a
special fund raiser coming up, sure to appeal to
kids and adults alike. Zombie Madness is planned
for Oct. 23 and 24 at Hodges Hobbies, 428 Neil
Hodges Road, Andersonville, eight miles
northeast of Americus. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and
24, folks can enjoy a Zombie Horror Ride. It’s a
two-mile hay ride through Hodges Haunted Woods
featuring some very “scary” things that promise
to thrill and chill participants. Rides are $15
per person with a discount for military, law
enforcement and college students. If riding
through the woods is not enough, there’s the
Zombie Madness 5K Run/Walk (Zombie Chase with
optional obstacle course through Hodges Haunted
Woods) starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
Pre-registration is $20 per person if registered
by Oct. 16 (visit active.com), accompanied by a
t-shirt. Walk-up registration is $25. A discount
price for the Zombie Terror Ride is available
with presentation of race bib on Saturday, Oct.
24. For questions or concerns, message or email
pleased to announce that Sumter Humane Society
has been approved for BISSELL’s Partners for
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 bissell.com, 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
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
BISSELL knows that your pets are
important members of your families.
Losing a pet can be one of the scariest
situations you experience as a pet
parent. Fortunately, LostPetUSA.net has
the essential tools to help reunite lost
and found pets with their families. The
free online and mobile service offers a
searchable, nationwide registry to
connect owners and finders with recently
reported lost & found pets, as well as
many resources and tools for pet parents
to use if their beloved pet ever becomes
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.
Sumter Humane Society
Board hears presentation
of the Sumter Humane
Society heard a
this week from Laura Lee
who, along with her
decoy coyote Co Co, took
a 48-state and
39-day, 10,300-mile trip
around the country to
raise funds for the
local humane society.
presentation, the board
thanked her for her
fund-raising idea and
gave a ‘generous’
donation to the ‘Where’s
Co Co?’ campaign in
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
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.
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.
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
Thank you for your interest in working with Sumter
Can You Help!
We need Volunteers for our orphans....to 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
Dish Soap (Dawn, Ajax, etc)
Odoban (available at Sam’s)
Gallon size Ziploc Bags
Glass Cleaner (Windex, etc)
Multipurpose Cleaner (409, etc)
Cat Litter pans
Cat Food/Water Bowls
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.
TO NEGLECT YOUR ANIMAL IS A CRIME!!
EXAMPLES OF NEGLECT ARE:
*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
*Untreated injury, mange mites, ticks or fleas
*Unsanitary living conditions
*Animal tethered to a chain too short for the animal to
*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
**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.
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!
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
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
Fee Includes: Spay/Neuter, DHLPP Vaccination, Rabies
Shot, Microchip and Parasite Check and Worming.
All dogs are now also started on
Sumter Humane Society
108 Industrial Blvd.
Americus, GA 31719