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

Mark Clineff

Elise Asher

Jan Marcott

Barb Staser

Jessie Muchow
Asst. Treasurer

Bill Hammer

Madi Jones

Tanner Kirby
DVM, Director

Shelby Mooney

Lacy Roedl

Mary Buckner


declawed kitten paw

Kitten season is upon us! When taking a new kitten into your home, there are many aspects to think about. One of those life decisions is declawing your pet. Onychectomy, or declawing, is the surgical amputation of the nail and distal toe bones. This procedure is usually performed on the front feet but can be…
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Fanny Mae Keller volunteers for Dog Care throughout the week whenever she has availability and on the weekend morning or afternoon shift. She also trains our new dog volunteers whenever she can. Fanny spends extra time with our dogs during and after her shift and gives them more of that one-on-one socialization that they love….
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Border Collier/Jack Russell adopted dog

Carly Treinen adopted Jonah (formerly known as Sam) in October 2016 from a litter of nine Border Collie/Jack Russell pups. When she brought him home, he loved his older brother and wanted to be a part of everything he did – including competing in events. Jonah competed in Rally and Obedience as a puppy and…
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