Current Events

Pittie Party | Saturday, October 24 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The event is hosted outside at the shelter.

You’re invited to the 14th Annual Pittie Party! All animal lovers (and their leashed canine pals of all breeds) are welcome to join us for a free, fun-filled day celebrating breed equality. Visitors can enjoy vendors for pets and pet owners, food and drink, a photo booth, a costume contest, an adoptable pittie parade, kids activities, and adoption and retail specials!

For more information click here.

Job Opening


Interested in working around animals everyday? Are you looking for a fun part-time position? Or maybe you need a job that will work around your school schedule? Join the TEAM at HSHA. We currently have part-time kennel staff openings. The position requires your ability to work two to four 8-hour days per week. This job does involve heavy cleaning and handling of all types of domestic animals. Applicants must be team players, willing to get dirty, and be comfortable around animals. There might be times were mandatory overtime is required.

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

Completed applications and resumes can be emailed to patrickn@humanesocietyhbg.org.

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.

Community Partner

Masland & Barrick Advisory, Inc.

In Honor of Masland & Barrick Advisory, Inc.’s 25th Anniversary they made a $500 contribution to HSHA. Pictured is HSHA Executive Director, Amy Kaunas, with Stacey Barrick, President, and Deb Hillman, CPA, while attending the Anniversary celebration hosted at the National Civil War museum.

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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.


Shelter Buddies Basket Bingo - October 4
Pittie Party - October 24
Fur Ball Gala & Auction - November 14

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