Our Mission

“The goal of the Effingham County Humane Society is to reduce animal suffering in our county through educating and promoting responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering pets, appropriate pet identification, proper pet care, and the quality adoption of homeless pets.”


Since 1979, the Effingham County Humane Society has been committed to serving Effingham County and the surrounding area. We are located in the former Funkhouser School, and our non-profit shelter is sustained by fundraising, contributions, and adoption fees.

Board of Directors

Without the work of our amazing board and staff, we wouldn’t be able to reach our goals! We are very grateful for the efforts that they put forth toward our mission, values, and purpose.

Steve Sager

Elise Asher

Jan Marcott

Delia Martin

Lori Sager

Bill Hammer

Jeff Grupe

Tanner Kirby
DVM, Director

Shelby Mooney

Mary Buckner

Tracie Higgs


Our 3rd Annual Trivia Night was held in November at Tuscan Hills Winery in the Stellar Cellar. We packed the place! We exceed our number of teams & had such a wonderful time! We had dinner from Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork with a free will donation, bake sale, heads or tails 50/50,…
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It’s been awhile since ECHS has been in a parade. This year we decided to go for it! The theme of the Halloween Parade was – “Favorite Outer Space Character”. We decided to go with ET, but with a twist – “ET Furever Home”. It was a cold & rainy day, but we had volunteers…
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One of our favorite events of the year is our Holiday Open House! This year was extra special as we have had many renovations from our pipes bursting & flooding our shelter in December of last year. We were super excited for the public to see all the hard work that has been done in…
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