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Sumter Humane Society

108 Industrial Blvd

AmericusGA 31719

Contact Person
Ruth Olson
Phone Number: 229-924-0268
Email Address:

Program Information 

Our Mission: To save the lives and reduce suffering of the homeless and abandoned cats and dogs in Americus and Sumter County.

Job Description 

  • Students can help in many ways at the shelter.    
  • If they come in the morning they can help clean cat pens and tidy up the building before we open fortheday.
  • Afternoons are usually filled with walking the dogs outside on a leash, socializing cats and dogs in our adoption room, or giving puppy baths.


  • We train on site and have all ages assist us.
  • Students must dress in clothing that is not tight or low cut. No dresses, short shorts, or flip flops. 
  • Must be prepared to get dirty and wet if giving baths.


We accept volunteers anytime we are at the shelterexcept Sunday. We start cleaning at 8:00am and are here until 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, until noon on Wednesday, and until 2:00pm on Saturday.

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