Humane Education

What is Humane Education?

Humane Education fosters respect for all living beings on earth. At the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, Humane Education programs are available for persons of every age and includes shelter tours, classroom visits, reading programs, and Scout Badge Programs aimed at fostering the Mission of the HSNEGA among other things.

From dog training workshops to pet first aid and CPR, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is your resource for learning. We have educational programs for all age groups:


Scheduled Tours

Do you have a company or large group that is interested in learning more about the Humane Society? Tours are available free of charge for groups up to 45 participants. Topics discussed during tours vary- whether you are looking into a service project, or your company would like to learn more for about our shelter, scheduled tours are available and tailored to your large group. Please contact our Education Coordinator at (770) 532-6617 for information on scheduling a tour.

Public Tours

Public tours of our shelter are available free of charge. Tours are scheduled every first Saturday at 3PM and every fourth Thursday at 10:30 AM. These staff guided tours explore our facility, providing information about responsible pet care, animal behavior and safety, and what to consider when choosing a pet. Visitors will learn how our staff faces the daily challenges of running a shelter. This tour is especially helpful if you are considering volunteering or have questions on how a shelter operates. Please plan on spending at least thirty minutes when touring our facility. Some Public Tour dates are subject to change due to the holiday, school, and staffing schedule, please check the Calendar section of our website for the most current listing of Public Tour dates and times. Call the Education Coordinator at (770) 532-6617 for further information. 

Fur Fix Thursdays

Fur Fix Thursday is a special event every fourth Thursday from 3pm-5pm, offering you the chance to get your “FUR FIX”! Play, pet, and socialize with kittens, puppies, and our adult dogs specially chosen for this animal adventure! 

After you have had some furry fun, head over to the enrichment table to make a special toy for the animals to enjoy while they patiently wait for their new family.  Children under 18 are always welcome to attend Fur Fix Thursday with adult supervision and families are always welcome at the HSNEGA. 


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia founder, Miss Bessie Bickers, leading a classroom educational program on Kindness to Animals in 1972. Public education has been the foundation of our Mission since 1913. Photo Courtsey of the Digital Library of Georgia.