Programs

Outreach efforts aimed at making a difference

WE ARE SECOND CHANCES

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS) is a no-kill shelter dedicated to furthering the humane care and treatment of animals and providing adoption services for the unwanted and homeless animals.
All of the programs listed below drive our mission forward and create an avenue to find proper placement for pets in our community.
Huntsville Hounds on Transport (HHOT Dogz)

GHHS’s newest community program is Huntsville Hounds on Transport (HHOT Dogz.)  GHHS began transporting dogs each month to partner shelters like BePaws They Matter Animal Rescue in New Jersey, Almost Home Humane Society in Iowa, Erie Humane Society in Pennsylvania, and more!  Our new cargo van, donated by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, can carry 20+ dogs, depending on their size.  This is a very exciting opportunity for GHHS to be able to save more of our community’s animals and provide more animals with loving homes.  GHHS is so excited to begin this chapter of saving more lives.  

If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, let us know!  You must be at least 25 years old with a good driving record.  Give us a call at 256-881-8081 for more information.

Paws for Patriots

GHHS’s newest community program is Huntsville Hounds on Transport (HHOT Dogz.)  In the spring, GHHS began transporting dogs each month to the Humane Society of Washington County in Maryland or Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington DC.  Our new cargo van, donated by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, can carry 20+ dogs, depending on their size.  This is a very exciting opportunity for GHHS to be able to save more of our community’s animals and provide more animals with loving homes.  GHHS is so excited to begin this chapter of saving more lives.  

If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, let us know!  You must be at least 25 years old with a good driving record.  Give us a call at 256-991-8081 for more information.

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Pet Wellness Clinics

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society in partnership with Rocket City Mobile Vet offers Pet Wellness Clinics on the second Saturday of each month from 9am until 2pm.  The clinics will be held at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (2812 Johnson Road).  Clinics will offer wellness exams, annual vaccinations, heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and microchipping if needed. $12 wellness exam is required for all pets seen by the doctor.

The clinics are for low-income families in the greater Huntsville Area.  The household income must be under $35,000 annually.  Please bring a photo ID and proof of income.  For additional information please call 256-881-8081.

PET WELLNESS CLINIC PRICES
for Dogs
  • Express Wellness Exams * $12 / pet
  • DHLPP $17
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) $12
  • Rabies (1 year) $11
  • Rabies (3 year) $20
  • Heartworm Test $17
  • PetLink Microchip (includes lifetime registration) $35
  • Interceptor Plus (will get 25% off) $6.99 - $11.99 / dose
for Cats
  • Express Wellness Exams * $12 / pet
  • FVRCP $15
  • FeLV $20
  • Rabies (1 year) $11
  • Rabies (3 year) $20
  • PetLink Microchip (includes lifetime registration) $35
  • Advantage Multi (will get 25% off) $19 / dose

*Dr. Holt MUST examine each animal in order to develop a valid veterinarian-patient-client-relationship which allows owners to order prescription medications or have Dr. Holt prescribe medications for your pets.

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King's Community Kitchen

King’s Community Kitchen provides low-income pet owners with food for their dogs and cats in times of financial difficulty. By giving out donated dog and cat food, we can save lives and keep animals in their own homes. In 2018 alone, with our community’s support, we provided over 35,000 pounds of pet food to needy homes.

You Can Help

GHHS relies on community support to donate bags of food to stock the pantry. We accept all brands, and even open bags. Please consider donating food to help those animals in need. The fund is named after King, who was surrendered to GHHS extremely emaciated. His owners could not afford to feed him.  They didn’t want to give him up. King was surrendered,  returned to normal weight and now lives in his forever home.  We never want to see another animal go hungry.  

How to Apply

King’s Community Kitchen offers participants 9 distributions in a 24 month period of time. To qualify for this program, you must provide photo ID, proof of need (a letter from Medicare, Food Stamps, WIC, etc.) and household income of below $35,000,  and WRITTEN proof of spay/neuter.

King’s Kitchen is open twice a month: the 2nd Wednesday from 2:00pm- 4:00pm and last Saturday of each month from 9:00am- 11:00am. Food pick-up (up to 30lbs) is allowed once a month. You can apply for the program on one of those open days. Please call 256-881-8081 ext 217 if you have any further questions.

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Pitch-In Pets

Sometimes GHHS receives or has animals with serious injuries or illnesses.

The Pitch-In Program rehabilitates these loving animals as much as possible in preparation of a forever home. Many of these animals require a longer stay at GHHS to recuperate from their illness or injuries.

We treat a variety of ailments, including heart worm, animals hit by cars, severely malnourished animals, and animals that have to have time to adjust to accepting the love and compassion that we have to offer. Please consider donating to the Pitch-In Pet Fund to help save these animals’ lives.

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