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Paws Humane: (706) 565-0035 Spay/Neuter Clinic: (706) 987-8380

Coronavirus (COVID-19) → Updates

Update: July 13th, 2020

Regardless of how long we encounter the effects of this global pandemic, there will continue to be a need for us to provide the highest quality care to the animals entrusted to us and to those in our community. Paws Humane Society will act responsibly while continuing to save the helpless animals in the Chattahoochee Valley. Your safety and that of our staff, volunteers, and customers is a priority to us.

Out of precaution, we decided to close our shelter on July 2nd due to exposure with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Team members have been tested and new precautions and protocols will take effect immediately to protect our clients and staff. Until further notice, the below actions will take effect:

  • The Adoption Center will reopen Tuesday, July 7th resuming curbside appointments only. 
  • The Veterinary Clinic will reopen Monday, July 13th resuming curbside appointments only. No walk-in services will be offered at this time. 

Adoptions Center Curbside Appointment Instructions:

  • To view available pets and submit an online adoption application, visit www.pawshumane.org/adopt. Once an application is submitted, applicants will be contacted by Adoptions staff to schedule your curbside appointment. Only adopters with a scheduled appointment are allowed to visit Paws Humane. If you are contacted, all adoptions will take place outside with no admittance to our building. You may also call 706-565-0035 to schedule an appointment.
  • All clients and customers are required to wear a face mask or facial covering during their curbside appointment. If you do not wear a mask or facial covering, your appointment will be forfeited and you will be asked to return at a later time.
  • Visitors should practice social distancing and remain six feet apart from others.
  • Hours of Operations:
    Adoptions Center: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

We appreciate each and every one of you for bearing through these unprecedented changes over the past few months.

If you have any questions for our Adoptions Center or general questions, please call 706-565-0035.

 

Veterinary Clinic Curbside Appointment Instructions

Wellness Appointments:

  • Please pull in and park in any available numbered parking spot (Traffic cones 1-10)
  • Leave your pet in your vehicle and check in at the table located at Clinic front doors.*
  • During check in, we will verify your appointment and information.
  • Return to your vehicle and wait for a text notification once when we are ready for your pet.
  • Once you receive a text notification, bring your pet to the check in table.
  • Return to your vehicle and wait for your pet.
  • After your appointment, a team member will return your pet.
  • Payment will be collected outside via mobile payment device.

Spay/Neuter Surgery Appointments:

  • Please pull in and park in any available numbered parking spot (Traffic cones 1-10)
  • Leave your pet in your vehicle and check in at the table located at Clinic front doors.*
  • During check in, we will verify your appointment and provide pre-surgery paperwork.
  • Return to your vehicle and complete pre-surgery paperwork.
  • Turn in pre-surgey paperwork to check in table without pet.
  • Wait outside of your vehicle and a team member will call for you to drop off your pet.
  • Return during pick up hours and check in at the table to receive your discharge instructions.
  • Payment will be collected outside via mobile payment device.

*For your pet’s safety, please leave your vehicle running when they are waiting.*

If you have any questions for our Veterinary Clinic, please call 706-987-8380.

How can you help?

Donate Paws Humane Society has had to cancel prominent fundraising events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Support Paws Humane during this time by making a contribution to the Emergency Relief Fund. All donations support the lifesaving mission and operations of Paws Humane Society. 

Paws Humane Society and our veterinary clinic are remaining open in support of the community and our great city of Columbus. We are working hand in hand with the city and Columbus Animal Care and Control ensuring we continue our efforts of keeping Columbus no kill.

I know times are hard for everyone. Many people are worried and many are out of jobs, but, as a nonprofit, we live on donations, our efforts truly impact so many. The best thing anyone can possibly do is to make any type of contribution. Food, supplies or monetary, we are on standby for your support.

Tricia Montgomery, CEO Paws Humane Society

March 23rd, 2020

Our volunteers contribute to our mission in BIG ways! Just check out the numbers below to see the impact our volunteers helped make in 2019.

Number of vaccinations and microchips provided through our Veterinary Clinic Wellness Program.

Volunteer hours logged.

Pets Adopted

Animals Spayed & Neutered

Thank you to our partners!

Paws is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's  Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.