Savannah Humane Society wins $25,000 grant

December 4, 2011 by  

The Humane Society of Greater Savannah was recently presented with a $25,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Part of the reason they won is that they saved 739 animals in three months which was almost double from last year.

The grant was awarded as part of a contest between 49 animal shelters in 33 states; the grand prize winner was a humane society in Austin, Texas. The contest involved those in the community casting votes for their favorite shelter.

The Humane Society of Greater Savannah has been in existence in one form or the other for 55 years; it was incorporated in 1985. The society offers many services to the animal community such as spaying and neutering, adoption, a foster program and education. Each year they send out a holiday mailing, this flyer printing thanks those who have supported the Savannah Humane Society in the past and asks that they make a donation so that they can continue their work. This colorful flyer features several pictures of the staff holding animals that they have rescued.

So many times animals are overlooked and shunted off to animal shelters to be put down. However, the Humane Society of Greater Savannah does all that they can to give animals that find their way into their care a new home through adoption or foster care. The way a society treats animals is a reflection on how they care for each other and those in Savannah should be proud of the work this organization does.