Current Events


Looking for a mid-winter community service project for either yourself or a group?  Please consider supporting our GLOVE DRIVE during the month of February.  Shelter life is very stressful for the thousands of homeless pets that come to us every year, and we have to work hard to prevent the spread of disease.  Our goal is to receive 250 cases of latex, vinyl, or nitrile gloves this month - which our staff will use for months to come when they’re cleaning and caring for the animals.

Thank you! Please click here for more info on how you or your group can help, or contact our Coordinator of Volunteers, Nancy Valdez, at either nancyv@humanesocietyhbg.org or 564-3320, x.122.

Upcoming Event

SAVE THE DATE |Shelter Sweetheart Week | February 8-13

Join us next week to meet our Valentine's Day Sweethearts that have four legs. You are invited to find your true love at HSHA's annual Shelter Sweetheart week. Adoption fees of fifty shelter sweethearts will be half off. The promotion is being held in an effort to find loving new homes for some of HSHA's more than 700 residents. HSHA encourages everyone to spend Valentine's Day enjoying the unconditional love of a new pet. For more information, click here.

Job Opening

HSHA is currently seeking employees for a variety of positions. Check out of our Job Openings tab for a position that fits your qualifications. Working with animals is not only a fun job but extremely rewarding. 

Stop by HSHA's front desk for an application or download both the application and pre-employment questionnaire.

Resource Library

Therapeutic Benefits of Pets | Contributed by: Emma Naylor

Pets are a great addition to any household, and they bring tangible benefits to their owner, too – not only are they loyal and loving, but they encourage exercise, help develop social skills, and bring families together. The benefits of adopting a pet go beyond how adorable and playful they are; in fact, one of their biggest advantages often goes unnoticed. Pets, especially cats and dogs, have therapeutic benefits that reinforce just how special they are both to society and their individual owners. Read the entire article for more information.

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of paper towelsnon-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food and cat toys. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


February 8-13 | Shelter Sweetheart Week

February 22-26 | Shelter CLOSED

May 7 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

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