Southern Hope Humane Society is a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides proactive lifesaving programs and spay/neuter programs. Southern Hope became incorporated in March 1993 and was formerly known as Paulding Volunteer Animal Rescue. Southern Hope managed the Paulding County Animal Control adoption program for three years. In addition, Southern Hope managed Fulton County Animal Services for five years. During Southern Hope's management of the Fulton shelter, we dropped the euthanasia rate to one-third of what it was under previous management, worked with hundreds of rescue groups, educated the public about responsible pet ownership, implemented a high volume transport program to no-kill shelters, provided free heartworm treatment and issued over 5500 FREE spay/neuters to low income residents under our "Fix 'Em Free" program.
Southern Hope currently has numerous programs which help to save lives of pets in the Atlanta area. Some of the programs include:
- SPOT - Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together is a Southern Hope program which provides free spay/neuters to residents in the metro Atlanta area and other proactive services.
- Mae West Fix 'Em Free program - This program provides free spay/neuters to low income residents in Douglas County.
- Don't Get A Dog - Southern Hope has initiated the Don't Get A Dog program in order to promote responsible pet ownership.