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Henry County Humane Society Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Henry County Humane Society exists to prevent cruelty to animals, relieve suffering among animals, find homes for homeless pets, and extend humane education to our county and beyond.

Target demographics: save the lives of animals that are unwanted, abused and often cruelly mistreated, and to champion the right of all animals to a safe and happy life.

Geographic areas served: Henry County Georgia and surrounding areas

Programs: Rescue, Adoption and Humane Education

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5


We searched a number of local and on-line dog rescue sites after our dog passed. Although we live in north Metro, it was worth the drive to Henry County where we adopted a dog that was just perfect for us. HCHS staff spend time with the animals so you have a good idea about the temperament, age, general health of the dog under consideration and whether it would be a good fit. Our little rescue was a delight. After she passed, we returned to HCHS and adopted another dog which has been another totally positive experience. It was worth the drive!!!!! Loving, caring folks!

Stephanie Swerdloff Fenton H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A tireless and selfless group of people trying to right the wrongs of so many careless people in Henry County.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing tireless group of people keep this organization moving forward year after year. In an area where dog and cat overpopulation Is a constant issue The Henry County Humane Society puts much of its resources and emphasis on affordable spay and neuter programs for the residence of Henry County. I have adopted 8 dogs from this organization over the last 25 years. Each experience has reminded me how much the volunteers care about the wellbeing of the animals that come into their care. Five stars are not enough!

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an awesome organization! As an animal lover, thank goodness these folks help our four-legged friends find forever homes. Everyone needs at least one pet!

Shenan Moser G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a long time volunteer and Board member for this awesome organization. It has been a rewarding experience working with many fantastic people over the years and the shelter has saved so many beautiful animals. Mr. Jones was my Foster Fail.
Please remember spaying and neutering is the key to pet over population. The Henry County Humane Society puts emphasis on the importance with their No More Litters Program.
- Shenan Griffin

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a long time volunteer and Board member of this organization, I am very proud to be affiliated with such an awesome team who dedicates their time and love to saving the homeless animals of our community. As mother to Mr. Jones, I will continue to share his story as an example of why it's so important to be a part of that "Village" who makes a difference. The animals cannot speak for themselves.

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benwa2377

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only recently started working with the Henry County Human Society as a volunteer, but from minute one of day one I knew these were my type of people. They were kind and gentle and 100% devoted to finding a forever home for all their furbabies. They go above and beyond to take care of all of the animals and ensure that when they are adopted it is with their forever parents. I love this place and can't wait for Covid 19 to go away so that I can get back to working with these amazing folks and help them take care of the sweet ones in their care.

Ramona C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are just some of the best people ever -- you can tell that they REALLY care not only about animals, but about all the humans they're involved with, as well. I've been involved with other animal welfare groups before, and no one has ever done as great a job of vetting adopting "parents" -- and their volunteers are just wonderful. Give 'em some time or a donation (they always need pet supplies) or just a "thank you" if you get a chance -- these folks are working hard to make critters' lives better in Henry County!

Nancy Gentile S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from Henry Humane society! If I had more room I would adopt ALL of them! The people that work and maintain the facility at Henry Humane Society are all very friendly and knowledgeable, what is most impressive to me is there never ending care they provide all the animals there, cats and dogs. Also they care enough about the animals to make sure they all get a pet friendly forever home

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff at Henry County Humane Society are caring and compassionate people that help cats and dogs find a good home. I have adopted two dogs from them.

Client Served

Rating: 5




After my best buddy passed away I decided to share my heart and home to a new dog. I looked up Henry County Humane Society to start my search. I was truly impressed with the shelter being very clean and the volunteers knowledge of the animals. Each and everyone of animals were very clean and just happy to see people. It was a wonderful experience. Application on line, checking on my vets, etc was smooth. My new companion is home!




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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough hours in the day to explain to anyone how awesome the Henry County Humane Society is. Every single person that is involved with this program is 100% dedicated to the animals they serve. The lengths they go to in helping the neglected and unwanted souls that cross their path are like nothing I have ever witnessed before. They are honest in their screening process of matching their souls with new families and they work tirelessly to make sure the matches are good for all involved. They are also very conscious of the standing of the rescue groups they work with, only the best will do for their babies. I honestly cannot imagine what this operation would be like with out each one of them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I give the Henry County Humane Society 5 bright yellow stars. If it were possible I'd give them the entire page of stars. The love and compassion that each person shows for the animals not only is superb but each animal is treated like it is a part of their family. They are cared for so humanely and each person treats them with dignity, no matter how old the animal or how young, cute, injured, scarred etc. There are not words enough on how to exemplify the support and care given. The people are always making new ways to make it better and they select the perfect families for each. Simply saying 'THEY CARE'.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering along with my daughter for the last 2 years and let me tell you this Humane Society really cares. It cares for the animals and it’s owners. I have never experienced love like I have at the Henry County Humane Society.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This shelter is run by great people who love the animals as if they were their own. The shelter is clean and the volunteers are friendly and helpful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my first rescue from Henry Co Humane Soc. It was the best experience. My sweet Nora has made our family whole. Susan at the agency was terrific. She worked around my schedule to allow me to meet Nora. She was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. All the animals at the rescue were loved and well cared for. I can not say enough great things about this agency. I drove 2 hrs to get there and would definitely do it all over again. Thank Goodness for places like Henry Co Humane Society.

1 PKgnp11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization! We have adopted 2 of our fur babies from them and couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Completely volunteer run which is amazing. Kennels are clean and animals are fully vetted ready for their forever homes. Very impressed with this organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from Henry Humane society! If I had more room I would adopt ALL of them! The people that work and maintain the facility at Henry Humane Society are all very friendly and knowledgeable, what is most impressive to me is there never ending care they provide all the animals there, cats and dogs. Also they care enough about the animals to make sure they all get a pet friendly forever home - "Love 'em"!
Joe S.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group of people who volunteer their time for animal welfare!

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have adopted from and volunteered at HCHS for a few years. They truly care and love all the animals in their care. Workers are kind and courteous. The animals are taken great care of in a clean environment. I am proud to be a volunteer with this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Much thanks to Henry County Humane Society! They accepted, vetted and loved on an extremely neglected , matted and sick middle-aged pup that I have since adopted. She is now healthy, happy and a beloved member of our family. HCHS spent much more in this dog's care (she also needed surgery) than they got back from my adoption fee but that didn't deter them from providing exceptional care to a dog that needed it. The shelter is always clean and the animals in their care are well cared for. This volunteer run shelter is top notch!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These are some of the hardest working and most caring folks in the business! When you interact with them, you can tell the compassion for the furry ones! My hats off to them for doing what they do for the furry ones that can't do for them selves.
Woof woof. Meow meow. Translated: Thank you!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great group of dedicated volunteers. Saving abandoned and neglected animals, then finding them their forever home. Please Spay and Neuter your pets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m grateful to HCHS. My main contact has been Betsy, whom I adore. Before we adopted our precious baby girl I had a lot of questions and Betsy spent an hour with me on the phone answering my questions and concerns. We’ve kept in touch and, I’m sure, I harass her with weekly pictures of our little one, but she continues to be gracious in her responses to my barrage of text messages (pictures). Betsy is the very best and I can never thank her enough for fostering her for eight months (I think it was 8 months). Had she not done that, we would have never had the opportunity to adopt our little girl. Thank you, forever, Betsy!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The volunteers at this shelter are so kind and caring. They really do their due diligence with adoptions. I’m a adopter and will forever donate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers are very helpful. The place always smells good. they take good care of the animals that come through there until they find them there forever home.

Review from Guidestar

1 Nicole157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group of people with the most wonderful dogs and cats!

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The few times I have gone to visit the dogs, the people there were friendly and were willing to answer questions to the best of their ability. The building always smelled nice and clean INCLUDING THE CAT ROOM. I did not smell litter boxes or poop. The Volunteers at this organization put a lot of hard work into caring for the animals in their shelter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Henry County Humane Society is a group of caring compassionate loving people. Seeing their dedicated volunteer presence at each large community event, the same faces over and over, this shows how well this organization is to not only the pets in their program but also their wonderful volunteers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed volunteering with the Humane Society for the past 22 years! It's an amazing group of volunteers and they do a great job at taking care of and rehoming the neglected animals in our community.

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2 Brandie3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great organization and what they do in the community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work that this organization does is amazing. They truly care about the well being of each and every animal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a great group of people! They care about each individual animal and our community! Very simple to work with! I had an issue, trying to help someone on a weekend and they were there! Jea Gackowski

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful people , Excellent Work ! I have rescued many animals and always find this organization to be professional and compassionate. Glad Henry Co has them !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Henry Humane Society is a wonderful group of AMAZING people. They love each and every one of the pets, and they are phenomenal to work with. Absolutely fantastic!!!

2 Tiffany69

Board Member

Rating: 5

These group of people genuinely love our animals and do everything in their power to save each and everyone they can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with helping homeless animals in one way or another all my life and have supported (either as a volunteer or donor), many rescue organizations over the years. I've watched Henry County Humane Society progress from a “foster home” organization to operating a brick and mortar shelter, with a focus not only on rescue and adoption, but community outreach and education as well. This organization goes the extra mile to give abandoned, abused and neglected animals the best chance at finding loving homes.

1 Markie B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love volunteering with Henry Humane. I have been with them for years and we are like a family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to HCHS for a number of years and feel it is a very worth while organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Henry County Humane Society is an amazing place with amazing people! Our family adopted a puppy from them last year and they were so accommodating. They let us come visit several times with our chosen puppy before he was old enough to come home. Even after hours! I could tell everyone there truly loved the cats and dogs that lived there. The facility was clean and all animals looked well taken care of and healthy. When my daughters are old enough, we plan to volunteer there!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Henry County Human Society (HCHS) is a blessing for both four legged and two legged creatures alike. They go beyond simply placing animals in homes. HCHS takes the time and applies the diligence to go above and beyond to place animals in the right home, creating lasting bonds for animals and humans alike. Once an adoption happens, the relationship does not end there. They have a wonderful social presence that provides ongoing education and information and they truly create a sense of being in the HCHS family...which is why its no wonder they have numerous repeat adopters. The care and concern they give to the animals in their care is truly remarkable and heartwarming. When we took our recently adopted dog to our vet for a health check, he commented that he had never seen such a well cared for and healthy dog come from a shelter before. HCHS performs a wonderful service and does so with 100% heart behind it!

1 Kelly N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HCHS cares for each individual animal under their care. They don't just care for animals but also keep their online presence extremely active, which is so important for adoptions. It was how I was able to find my precious boy shih tzu who is now my most wonderful companion. He may be a rescue but he has the best personality and behavior. The work they do can at times seem so thankless but they continue to carry on. I also continue to donate regularly because the HCHS's work and dedication is so stellar.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had rescued a puppy at the Atlanta Humane Society and then felt she needed a companion. So we searched and finally found the perfect companion for our Dixie. Mistletoe had been thrown out on the street with her newborn puppies by her owner at Christmastime. Luckily a neighbor called animal control and they picked her up and brought her and her puppies to Henry county Humane Society. Her babies were all adopted but Mistletoe sat in the shelter for 3 months. You could tell she was abused by her previous owner, she was very thin and skiddish. It took a lot of love, training and time til she learned that she was lovable and that is was ok to be happy. It has been two years and Missy and her sister Dixie are inseparable. Thank you Henry County for taking her in.

1 Dan_77

Donor

Rating: 5

so happy with this organization. they care for each pet so well. i just adopted a beautiful little female beagle who was so well taken care of and just perfect. can not thank the Humane Society enough. everyone there is wonderful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Henry County Humane Society for several years. In fact, I adopted a dog from them in 2004, which started my involvement in volunteering and dog rescue. I have never met such a dedicated, caring group of people. The staff and volunteers go far beyond the call of duty every day to save cats and dogs and then provide them with the best care possible. They have a great screening process for potential adopters and offer support after the adoptions. The animals who are rescued by this group are very fortunate, and I highly recommend Henry Humane to anyone who is considering a place to volunteer or adopt a new pet.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for several years at Henry County Humane Society. The people involved there truly care for the animals and they receive great care.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved with animal rescue for years in Henry County, and while I have never been a volunteer with the Henry County Humane Society, I have known many of their volunteers and employees. Many of them I consider special friends. They are relentless and tireless when it comes to the abandoned and abused animals in our county. The efforts and work they do to ensure animals are cared for and loved is inspiring. A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO HCHS!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm an avid fan of Henry County Humane Society. Their residents are very well cared for by the staff & volunteers during the time these precious babies wait for their forever families to arrive.

2 Peter64

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We (my wife and I) have been involved in rescue for about 10 years. We've known and worked with the people in Henry County Humane Society for the past 5 years. When it comes to rescue, it's about the people - who are all about the dogs. In this group's case to say the people exceed expectations simply isn't enough of a superlative. The furkids I've seen then help go way beyond what many rescue can, or will, do. When we say "It's all about the dogs", Henry County Humane Society truly walks the talk. Henry County is fortunate to have such people. WE are fortunate to have these people in our lives. They truly are a Great Nonprofit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have dealt with several rescue agencies over the years, but I have to say Henry County Humane Society is the absolute best. I have adopted two dogs from them, and I have always found them to be caring, helpful and professional. They really care about the animals, and it shows in everything they do. I help them whenever I can, and I hope others will consider doing the same. They make such a difference in the lives of so many fur babies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Henry Humane!! I am proud to be a volunteer and work with such caring people! The animals are loved and well cared for and they make that all dogs in their care are loved and physically cared for. They work hard to find wonderful homes for the dogs. Love this groups of caring, generous and compassionate people!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Two years ago, on July 5, I drove from East Central Florida to the Henry County Humane Society to pick up a Shih Tzu named Lindsey (now named Emmie Grace.) I had applied for her not knowing if I would be considered since it was written that there were no adoptions outside of the Atlanta area. But, after losing my 15 year old Shih Tzu in June and being devastated, I wrote how I felt after seeing "Lindsey" on Petfinder.com. When Susan called me to tell me she was mine, I was ecstatic. She and another person investigated potential places for me and "Lindsey" to stay overnight so we could have time together and rest before making the trip back to Florida. Susan also helped me with getting all the official paperwork done including that which changed her name to Emmie Grace. She got me a harness (one that I brought was too big) and a carrier that would work for Emmie. Emmie had been bathed and groomed prior to my getting to the shelter. Emmie looked so different but Susan assured me she was the same dog. After we got home to Florida, Susan had me check in with her a few times, which I was happy to do. This shelter had saved my Emmie Grace's life! She had been taken in with her brother from a high-kill shelter. I understand her brother is also living in Western Florida and both now have excellent homes. The newsletter from the Henry County Humane Society is so wonderful to read each month to keep up with the adoptions and work that is being done to help all the adorable animals at the shelter. I will always be grateful to them for saving Emmie Grace for me and for all the wonderful work they do to benefit the rescued animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Up to date shots Spay/Neuter & Microchip= Awesome!