History of the Georgia SPCA

  • March, 2007: Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opened its doors
  • December 2007:  Took 3 of the pit bulls seized from the Michael Vick dogfighting ring (the only rescue group in Georgia to do so) and placed them into loving homes
  • 2008: Helped close a Jackson County, GA puppy mill, with over 300 animals taken (the largest dog seizure in Georgia history)  
  • May, 2008  Received 501 (c)3 making us a recognized tax-exempt organization where contributions are generally tax-deductible 
  • 2008: Rescued and placed 830 animals into loving homes
  • 2009: Partnered with law enforcement to shut down 2 dog fighting rings in Talbot Co. and Montgomery Co., GA, rescuing 63 dogs
  • 2009: Rescued and placed 901 animals into loving homes
  • July 2010: Took in more than 25 dogs/puppies seized from a local puppy mill
  • 2010: Rescued and placed 1048 animals into loving homes
  • March 2011: Expanded the shelter from 2,000 sf to 5,500sf, entirely with donated materials and labor, allowing for additional quarantine rooms, an indoor meet-and-greet area, 5 new large dog kennels and 40 new small dog kennels
  • March 2011: Held our 1st Run for the Rescues
  • June 2011: Held our first monthly on-site low-cost vaccination clinic
  • July 2011:  Named "Small Business of the Month"  by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • August 2011: Held our 2nd “You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Pound Dog” benefit, raising over $30,000 to support the Georgia SPCA’s activities and operating expenses
  • 2011 Rescued and placed 1,167 animals into loving homes
  • March 2012: Held our 2nd Run for the Rescues, raising $17,000 for the Georgia SPCA’s activities and operating expenses
  • April 2012: Georgia SPCA’s Executive Director appointed to the Gwinnett County Animal Task force, formed to develop short- and long-term strategies to increase adoptions, improve animal welfare and protect human safety
  • December 2012:  Chosen as the featured non-profit for the "Special Edition Networking Gwinnett" Christmas event.
     
  •  2012:   Rescued and placed 1,232 animals into loving homes