Our History Begins

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In 1978, Mrs. Gayle Register Bolton founded the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society in memory of her dog, Toastie.  After two long years of tireless efforts to raise the $66,000.00 needed to build the animal shelter, the doors opened on July 1, 1981.  The Callaway Foundation of LaGrange, Georgia provided half of the needed funds, while the remaining funds were graciously donated by several private citizens of the LaGrange area.   This building was located on Aerotron Parkway. In 1998, it was determined that additional space was needed due to continued overcrowding.  Once again, a private citizen and animal lover donated the necessary funds.  As a result of that donation, the Humane Society was able to purchase two utility buildings, one for storing shelter dog and cat food and one for storing the Humane Society’s supplies/equipment.

In addition, this office space and reception area were renovated and enlarged, and a feline wing (affectionately known as the Tiffany Room in memory of the benefactor’s beloved cat) was added, thus allowing the cats to be separated from the dogs.  In March of 1999, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open the Tiffany Room.  The new building continues this tradition.

The LaGrange -Troup County Humane Society continued to grow in the  21st century.  We built a new, modern, and much larger facility, with separate areas for cats/kittens, puppies, dogs, and sick animals. The new facility will serve both the city of LaGrange as well Troup County, Georgia which has a population of approximately 60,000, a land area of 414 square miles, and includes the cities of LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville.

The new Shelter is a 4400 square foot facility on a 5-acre piece of property.  It includes 60 inside and outside pens, four quarantine pens, adoption, education, grooming, and food preparation rooms, and utility space. This new building is a  state-of-the-art facility, including building materials developed to prevent the spread of disease and lessen the odor, and a cleaning system designed to reduce labor.

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Join Us for the Blessing of the Animals!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
LaGrange College Residential Quad

Grab a blanket and the family pet, and come join us on the grasses on the LaGrange College Residential Quad for this great family-friendly event. LaGrange College’s chaplain will be leading the service!

Please note: All pets must be on a leash or in a crate. Pet owner must have proof of current rabies vaccination (tag or certificate) to participate in this event.

We’ll see you there!

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Meet Wolfie!

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Hi there! My name is Wolfie, and I’m the resident watch dog at the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society. My job is an important one—I greet people, interact with all the animals, and help the staff get dogs ready for adoption and their forever homes.

I love interacting with people and animals, but I have to fess up and tell you that my favorite job duty is being quality control manager over treats and toys. This, of course, requires me to sample each daily! My job isn’t all work though. Every dog needs some fun and play time, and I shine in this area. I play a good game of hide-n-seek. Just ask my human work buddies, the officers. Yep, my life is pretty darn good living here at the Humane Society!

I’d love to meet you in person. So why not stop by the Humane Society to say hello and let me introduce you to the other dogs? They’re a pretty cool bunch who are eager to meet you and give you love. Some of them might even offer you a dog kiss—if you’re up for that.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. When you come to visit the Humane Society, you may notice that I get around on three legs instead of the usual four. No worries, though. I’ve grown up with three legs and it’s never slowed me down. Gotta run for now. Hope to see you soon!!

Wolfie

P.S. If you’d like to keep track of what’s happening at the Humane Society and with me, sign up for my blog and our newsletter.

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You’re Invited to “14 Dimes 4 Love”

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When:
Saturday, February 11, 2017 (11:00am-1:00pm)

Where:
LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society Shelter
1390 Orchard Hill Rd.
LaGrange, GA 30240

Admission: 
14 dimes per person (Yes, we accept other forms of cash payments too!)

For your donation of 14 dimes, you can bring a lot of love to the animals waiting for their fur-ever family to find them here at the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society! Stop in to receive 14 dog treats to put in the Valentine’s boxes of some of our most adoptable pups. As you stroll through our kennel lane, chose which lucky pup will get to keep your heart (cookie, that is) by placing the cookie in their Valentine’s box—and don’t forget to pick up one of their Valentines for you!

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Kuranda Bed Drive

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Donate a Kuranda Bed

Help our shelter dogs rest easy by giving them a comfortable place to lay until they find their homes. By donating a bed, you enter us for a chance to win a free bed from Kuranda Dog Beds.

Shelter dogs spend nearly all of their time in a concrete kennel which is hard on the joints, particularly for senior dogs. We know you love our pups, so we know we can count on you to rally together with us to give them the comfort they deserve!

Thank you for making the efforts of the Humane Society & City Shelter a success, we have an incredible community of support.

So far, we’ve received bed donations from:

  • Dr. David and Diana Martin
  • Ken and Lisa Boatwright
  • Bill Gilmore
  • Ray & Chris Rice
  • Laura Almon
  • Mayor Jim Thornton

Simply click the image below to go to the Kuranda Dog Bed donation page!

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