Who we are: The Dublin/laurens County Humane Society was founded in 1964 by Ms. Jackie Beacham becoming a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization in 1980. The organization was originally established for the protection of animals. We provide education, work with the public through our spay and neuter program, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. We also house the Animal Contol animal’s for Dublin, Laurens county and the city of Soperton.
How we are funded: The Dublin/ Laurens County Humane Society is a private non profit 501(c) (3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. As a non-profit corporation we rely heavily on private donations to keep our doors (and kennels) open. The Shelter receives funding for animal control services from the cities that contract for those services. We also generate income through our fundraisers,Our Annual Howl-o-ween Dog Walk is one of these. Private donations, however, make the difference! With community support we are able to go a step farther. Financial Help for the public to spay or neuter their pet.This is in addition to feeding and housing our animals comfortably until they find permanent homes.
What we are: The Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society acts with an open door policy. We are not a “no-kill” shelter, we are a no-suffering shelter because we accept and provide sanctuary to any animal that comes through our doors. We believe that every animal, even those too sick, too abused or too aggressive to be adopted deserve to be treated fairly. So we don’t pick and choose who to let in. When owners cast them aside, we offer these refugees a warm blanket, food, clean kennels and medical care. We assess all animals for health and temperament, and those we can’t nurse back to health physically or mentally, we peacefully and respectfully euthanize.
Where we are going: Our vision is to put ourselves out of business. (Think of it! No more unwanted pets!) It sounds like an unrealistic goal—yet we have some very realistic plans that will help toward that end. Most pets end up at the Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society for one of three reasons.
They are lost.
They have behavior problems
They were unwanted to begin with (pet overpopulation)
To curb pet overpopulation the Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society has several local veterinarians that help with our spays or neuters for every dog and cat, puppy and kitten, that enters our adoption kennels. Still the number of unwanted litters in our area continues to grow. Our response? The S/N Program which started with funding from Mr.&Mrs. George Clark,The Martha Cannon Trust and aided with a grant, we have provided funding for hundreds of low income families to obtain free or low cost sterilization for their animals. Area veterinarians donated their time and reduced their costs to help us begin to get a handle on the problem of too many pets. Now we’re looking at ways to help people get their pets spayed even easier—maybe some day taking veterinarians on the road—a mobile vet clinic that will go into the community, to the people, and spay or neuter literally at pet owners front doors!
Audacious goals? You bet! Can we do it? We’re going to give it our best shot! Can you help? Absolutely! Educate yourself, spread the word, and help us make the difference. Become a member of the Humane Race!
Do you receive Federal or state funds?
No. We are a private, non-profit corporation. Cities contract with us to provide them with Animal Control services.
How long do you keep stray animals at the Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society?
Stray animals found in Laurens County are kept in the stray kennels for 10 days (per city ordinance). Animals found in the city of Soperton are kept for 6 days (per city ordinance). At the end of that time period, if no owner has claimed the animal, it is evaluated for placement in our adoption program.
How long do animals in your adoption program have?
Once an animal is accepted into our adoption program it will remain at the shelter until it is adopted. At the Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society there is no time limit for an animal to be adopted. In fact, we have volunteers to give longer term dogs extra attention, so they will be even more attractive to potential adopters. The only animals ever pulled from adoption are exceptions to the rule who become aggressive after long periods of confinement, or those who suffer catastrophic medical problems. See our adoptable animals for yourself.
Can you use volunteers?
We sure can! From dog walkers to help with our out side events . Volunteers do have to be at least 14 years old, and must be able to work on their own. You can get all the information you need by going to our volunteer information page.
I just moved here and I need information on my responsibilities like rabies shots and licensing.
Welcome new pet owner!!! Go to licensing and laws for a quick guide on what you need to know.