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


Find us at the Effingham Farmers Market a few Saturday’s a month! We will comment on their Facebook post every Friday if we are coming or not. This is a great opportunity to sign up for volunteering, look through our adoption booklet, meet one (or two) of our adoptable pups & some of our volunteers,…
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Dieterich Bank held their annual Bark At The Bank on Thursday, June 13 from 11am-2pm. They had other local shelters come, a cutest puppy contest, bake sale, a food truck, item donation drop off box & a raffle entry for volunteer sign-ups! It was a great time! Izzy & Bridget loved getting out of the…
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We are in desperate need of regular animal care volunteers to help us give our animals the best care possible while in the shelter.As a volunteer based shelter, we can’t do what we do without YOU.We are so appreciative of all of our amazing volunteers. Do you have 2-3 hours per week to help us…
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