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Mission Statement: The mission of the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County(HSVSLC) is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching compassion, respect and caring treatment for all animals. The HSVLC advocates the elimination of animal abuse, pet overpopulation and homelessness among companion animals by promoting spaying and neutering of all pets, promoting adoptions, and by providing education and outreach to the community at large.

The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County is a local non-profit animal welfare organization started in 1989 to be a voice for animals in our community. Our motto, “We speak for those who can not speak for themselves,” expresses our commitment to improve the lives of animals through rescue, education, and advocacy.

The HSVLC is not the animal shelter. The Lowndes County Animal Shelter is a county run shelter licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and required to take in all stray animals and owner surrendered pets. The HSVLC is a non-profit organization that only rescues animals based on available foster homes and funding. The HSVLC receives no funding from local, state, or federal government, or the Humane Society of the United States. The HSVLC relies strictly on your donations, membership fees, fundraisers and occasional grants.


Becoming a member of the Humane Society is easy.  The annual membership fee is only $30.  You can complete the online membership form, or you can visit our office at 307 E. Jane St., Valdosta, Ga. to complete a membership form.

Once you join, you will begin receiving our quarterly newsletter which will keep you informed of upcoming events, animal welfare issues, and other items of special interest.  If you wish to become a participating member of the Humane Society, be sure to indicate that you wish to volunteer on the membership form.  Someone from the Humane Society will contact you about orientation and potential volunteer job opportunities.  


We have many volunteer opportunities available through the Humane Society.  Although not all require “hands on” work with animals, every job is important and every job benefits animals.

We can’t spell vol ‘u’ nteer without “U.”  We need YOU to help us make a difference for animals in our community.   To be a volunteer, you must become a member and go through an orientation class.    

If you are interested in volunteering, visit our office at 307 E. Jane Street.  OR you can attend one of the orientation classes and join at that time.  Contact the Humane Society office for when orientation classes are held.

For more information about volunteering, please call the Humane Society at 229-247-3266 (xt 7).  Thank you.