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Helping animals focus of Forsyth County humane society

About Progress 2016

The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.

From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.

These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.

With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and pub-lic safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.

By the numbers

1,451 – Animals adopted
920 – Dog adoptions
531 – Cats adopted
700 – Rabies and microchip clinics
1,100 – Visits by Humane Hearts therapy dogs 

For more information on the Humane Society of Forsyth County, visit

To read the entire Progress 2016 edition, click here.

The Humane Society of Forsyth County is dedicated to finding loving homes for cats and dogs, educating pet owners and reducing pet over-population.

We are one of the true no-kill shelters in the area. We also give back by educating and enriching the community, in regards to our “no-kill” mission. It is our dream to create a “no-kill community.”

We had a tremendous year in 2015 in all aspects of our programs. We celebrated our 40th anniversary, adopted out our 20,000th animal and were named the best place to volunteer in the “2016 Best of Forsyth.”

In addition to our animal rescue and adoption program, we also offer several other important services to the community.

• Spay and neuter assistance program is available to low-income pet owners. We offer vouchers redeemable at participating local veterinarians.

• Rabies and microchip clinics, which provide affordable vaccinations for the most common health needs, as well as low-cost microchip services to help ensure the safety of pets.

• Humane Hearts Therapy Dogs, where our 44-dog/owner teams make visits to schools, libraries, elder care facilities and special events.
Their loving and gentle presence enriches everyone they meet within the community. Every dog/owner team undergoes a rigorous certification process to be in this program.

The humane society has been able to positively affect many lives in 2015. It could not exist without financial support and the tireless efforts provided by an army of volunteers and small paid staff.

We are a private, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter; which means we receive no funding from state or local governments, including Forsyth County.

We exist exclusively through the generosity of residents and partnerships with local businesses.

The HSFC Thrift Store, which supplies donated items at reasonable prices to the community in order to assist in the caring of animals, also is a source of support.

For more information about the society, its programs and how to get involved, please contact or call (770) 887-6480. The society is at 4440 Keith Bridge Road in north Forsyth.