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.
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
Animal Control does not work for BDCHS, but can be reached at 229-515-0172. Please call them if you need assistance with stray animals or would like to report neglect or cruelty.
Shelter Director: Ashley White
Animal Director: Marnie Johns
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.
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 admission shelter accepting all lost, abandoned or unwanted animals
from governmental agencies or individuals within our community of Decatur County.