How Can You Help

The Carroll County Humane Society


A member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

People often ask how they can help Carroll County’s animals or how they can become more involved in the work of the Humane Society. Did you know that all of the people that work with Carroll County Humane Society are volunteers? Here are some of the ways available to you depending on your individual circumstances:

Adopt a Carroll County Humane Society Foster Animal



These are animals from the Carroll County shelter or other homeless animals that have been rescued by CCHS, given the appropriate vaccines and tests, and have been spayed or neutered. To view the CCHS foster animals that are available for adoption, click on “Adopt a Foster Animal” at the CCHS website .

The Carroll County Humane Society foster program requires that families or individuals that adopt our animals agree to certain guidelines for the care and treatment of the animals. Please click on Foster Cat Adoption Guidelines to see the specific guidelines for cat adoptions or Foster Dog Adoption Guidelines for dog adoption guidelines.

Applications for adopting either a dog or a cat from the CCHS foster program are available below in Adobe PDF format.
Application Form for Adopting a Foster Cat: Cat Application
Application Form for Adopting a Foster Dog: Dog Application



Become a Foster Parent



There are several people in the Humane Society who are fostering dogs and cats until the animal can be placed in a permanent home. The animals are taken from the Shelter. They are spayed or neutered and given their shots. The foster parent is responsible for the feeding and care of the animal, but the Humane Society funds the medical costs.

Descriptions and photographs of the animals are put on the Petfinder website. In addition, foster parents show the animals on selected Saturdays and Sundays at designated adoption locations. The rate of adoption is very high. If you would like to become a foster parent for dogs or cats, contact CCHS at 770-830-2763 and leave your name and number. More animals could be rotated out of the shelter if more people volunteer to help!



Adopt a Shelter Animal from the Carroll County Animal Shelter.



A caring and loving home is the ultimate gift you can give to a homeless animal. They have so much to give in return, but they can’t show you the extent of their devotion until they are invited into your life. To view the shelter animals that are available for adoption and read more about the requirements and charges, click on “Adopt a Shelter Animal” at the CCHS website.



Volunteer at the Shelter



Volunteers are welcome at the Carroll County Animal Shelter to socialize the animals and walk the dogs that are in the adoption area. You can join the Saturday volunteers between 10:00 and 1:00 on designated Saturdays. It’s a great way for you to get some walking exercise and have a canine companion along with you, or to provide a little extra TLC for the puppies and kittens. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Contact CCHS at 770-830-2763 and leave a message if you are interested or would just like to have more information. We will set you up with a new volunteer orientation session at the shelter if you decide to become involved.



The KIND News Fund



CCHS has been providing the children’s publication “KIND News” to all the first and third grade students in the city and county schools as a supplement to their life sciences and reading curricula. The focus of the publication is respect for animals, the environment, and other people. Teachers have responded so positively about KIND News and how much the children love reading it that we are want to continue to subscribe. You can see samples of past issues online at: the KIND News website. A subscription for all the students in those two grades costs over $3,000 each year.

You can donate online by clicking on the Donate button below and scrolling to Kind News.

Or you can send a check with Kind News in the memo space and mail it to:

Carroll County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1304
Carrollton, GA 30112



The Rainbow Fund



If you don’t have time to physically volunteer, but would still like to help out in some way, you can donate money to the Rainbow Fund, which is used to support Foster animals in need of extra medical care or behavioral training.

You can donate online by clicking on the Donate button below and scrolling to Rainbow Fund.
If you have a specific animal in mind, write their name in the notes field.

Or you can send a check with either Rainbow Fund or the name of a specific animal in the memo space and mail it to:

Carroll County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1304
Carrollton, GA 30112



Fund Raising and Special Events



The Humane Society needs willing hands and creative minds to help with fund raising projects and special events, such as the Annual Fun Dog Show and Mayfest. If you are already a CCHS member, just call 770-830-2763 and we’ll add your name to our list of volunteers. If you are not yet a member, fill out the online membership form on this website indicating on the form that you would like to become a volunteer. If you prefer, you can also print the form and mail it to:
Carroll County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1304
Carrollton, GA 30112



Support Enforcement of the New Georgia Animal Abuse Felony Law



Give our local law enforcement and prosecutor’s office all the support and encouragement they need in order to pursue cases of animal abuse to the fullest extent the law and evidence allow. Phone calls, letters, or emails to the head of the law enforcement agency that is making a case thanking them for their attention to animal abuse cases will assure them that they have our support.



Donate Pet Food or Funds to our Empty Pet Bowl Program



Sometimes people’s checks don’t quite cover all their expenses and they need a little help to tie them over till their next check. We’re trying to help pet owners who find themselves in this position by stocking a supply of pet food that we can donate when needed. If you would like to donate food for this program, the drop off locations in Carrollton are: Horton’s Books and Gifts, Tractor Supply, Carroll County Animal Hospital, Graddick Communication Studios;, and DieTech, or in Temple at Yazoo Trading Company.

You can donate online by clicking on the Donate button below and scrolling to Empty Pet Bowls Fund.

Or you can send a check with Empty Pet Bowls in the memo space and mail it to:

Carroll County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1304
Carrollton, GA 30112
Serving the Residents of Carroll County Georgia