In addition to pet adoptions, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville also offers low-cost veterinary services, according to AccessWDUN.
Part of rescue work is helping and health, and the humane society offers a low cost clinic as a public service. Threadgill said pets can get their annual shots, varies treatments and alterations, all at a low cost.
While some may not feel like sterilization is a friendly option, Threadgill said it’s important to understand that the procedure does more than just act as a birth control for animals.
“Especially for cats, spay/neuter is super important because cats multiply and when you don’t spay and neuter, there are a lot of things that can happen,” Threadgill said. “Not only does it give in to the overpopulation of animals, but also animals can get sick if they don’t get spayed or neutered. Like I sad for cats, one of the reasons we have 47 cats here is that people are not spaying or neutering their pets and they are multiplying like crazy and they end up in a shelter.”
The spay/neuter clinic and wellness center are funded by the low-cost fees for services.
“Our adoption center is completely run by donations,” Threadgill said. “We couldn’t do it without the people today that are locked up and the people who are giving to bail them out.”
The 5th Annual Adoption Angel Lock In, dedicated to late longtime volunteer Lori VanScoten, raises money for the adoption program and center. The goal for the Lock In this year was $80,000, and Threadgill said if the goal was reached, dog adoption fees would be waived for a week in an effort to clear the shelter.
And, if you’re looking for a furry friend, Threadgill said Thursday the humane society has 47 cats – much more than usual - and 24 dogs available for adoption.
Buzz is an adult male Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA. Buzz could not look happier or more friendly.
Charles Barkley is a young male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA. My 7.5 year old neighbor occasionally calls Finster “Snarls Barkley” when he’s expressing his displeasure with another dog or dogs.
Sonja is a female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA. Sonja is precious.