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Support for Heart of GA Humane Society

Georgia Military College faculty, staff and students recently raised $472.60 for the Heart of Georgia Humane Society to support their spay and neuter program. The effort was GMC’s spring quarter community service project and was supported by junior college and prep school students, faculty and staff. The Heart of Georgia Humane Society (HGHS) was founded in January 2003 by Kathie Deen and Donna Conaway with the goal to find homes for stray and abandoned animals and to reduce the pet overpopulation by means of an aggressive spay/neuter program. Five years later, Heart of Georgia Humane Society has found homes for almost 5,000 animals. According to Judy Stembridge HGHS President, “We believe our success is due to a network of dedicated foster homes and adoption days at PetSmart in Macon. Our volunteers work hard so that someday every dog and cat will have a home.” Pictured, left to right, Phillip Capps, Ph.D. (GMC Dean of Students), Cynthia Anderson (GMC Junior College Faculty and HGHS foster mother), Judy Stembridge (HGHS President), and Kathie Deen (GMC Prep Faculty and HGHS Founder). Georgia Military College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees. ###