Animal Shelter


Our shelter is located on Highway 119 South, just off Highway 21 By-Pass. Call for directions if you are not familiar with the area.


We accept and appreciate all types of donations for our furry friends. We currently are in need of flea & tick prevention, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, oil dry. Our adoption hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm and Monday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the possibility of unforeseen emergencies, we suggest calling ahead before dropping off animals. Office and Kennels are closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Proof of Effingham County residency is required to drop off any animal.


The pets at our shelter are both strays and owner turn-ins. Strays must be kept a minimum of 3 days before they are available for adoption. Our pets are adopted to approved homes only.

Christmas Wish List (All Year Round)

  • Bath rugs
  • Bleach
  • Cat toys
  • Clorox wipes
  • Dish soap
  • Flat collars (for transport)
  • Flea and tick prevention
  • Laundry detergent
  • Monetary donations for medical supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Pens/office supplies
  • Plastic pallets for dog cages
  • Puppy and kitten food
  • Six foot leashes (for transport)
  • Slip leads (for transport)
  • Tapeworm medicine (
Any Donations are always welcome
Effingham County Animal Shelter