Bainbridge Decatur County Humane Society

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Our Mission
The purpose of the society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, the extension of humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection; the return of lost animals to their owners; and to seek suitable homes for animals without owners.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society
1250 Cox Avenue
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Phone (229) 246-0101
Fax (229) 246-1055

Shelter Director: Beth Eck
Ass't Director: Pat Livingston


The shelter is located on Cox Avenue between the Bill Reynolds Sports Park and the Tennis Center. Take Hubert Dollar Drive from Old Quincy Road (Hwy 97) and turn left at dead end onto Cox Avenue. You will see our sign just about one block on the right.

Coming from out of town (except those heading north on Hwy 97) take the Shotwell Street exit, turn left at bottom of ramp and follow the road past the Earle May Boat Basin for about 3/4 mile to Hubert Dollar Drive, turn right.

Coming north on 97 (Faceville Hwy) take the left fork at the gas station and then turn left on Hubert Dollar Drive.

Formed in 2002
After an earlier attempt by others several years prior to form a Humane Society here in our community had failed, the present Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society was formed in the summer of 2002 with a handful of people, many of whom are still involved.

Our earliest goal was to improve conditions at the city run animal shelter. By November 2004, an agreement was reached with the City of Bainbridge for the Humane Society to take over the running of the shelter for a contracted sum. The city retained animal control functions as it does to this day. All animals picked up by animal control are brought to our shelter as are animals picked up by the more recently formed Decatur County animal control.

We are an open shelter accepting all lost, abandoned or unwanted animals from governmental agencies or individuals within our community.

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