About Us



All companion animals will be loved and cared for their entire lives



To improve the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter, humane education and advocacy programs

Both the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control Unit and the Oconee Humane Society are based at the Oconee Animal Shelter. Animal Control has the responsibility for overseeing the operations at the shelter, including vaccinating and caring for the animals. They respond to animal issues and complaints in the community. The Oconee Humane Society is responsible for the adoption and spay/neuter programs.

Board of Directors

Paul Black, President

Lynn Fayard, Vice President

Mary Carstens, Treasurer

Lisa MacInnis, Secretary

Dianne Sosnowski, Director

Angel Newman, Director

Kristin Morriss, Director

Janet Barwick, Director Emeritus

Carole Ritter, Director Emeritus

Randy VanSurdam, Director Emeritus

Operations Manager

Shawn Pearson


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