Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia

  

June 25, 2018

Several Thomas County Board of Education employees recently attended the Georgia Department of Education L4GA Grant Kickoff Meeting at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. During a breakout session, members of the Thomasville Community Resource Center met and discussed with a group from the Thomas County School System different ways in which community groups could partner with the schools to strengthen the teaching of literacy to students before they enter Pre-K.  Pictured from left to right are Dana Sharp and Lisa Billups from Thomasville Community Resource Center, Carrie Holland, Robin Cartright, Erin Rehberg, and Melanie Chavaux from Thomas County Schools.

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March 29, 2018

Thomasville, GA. -- Spring has sprung and there’s never been a more purrrfect time to volunteer with the Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society.

Earlier this month, shelter volunteers visited with Thomas County Middle School students, in the 21st Century After School Program, to teach them about the humane society, its impact on the community and different ways they could lend a hand. The students pitched in to build cat play boxes for the Thomas County felines waiting for homes. The sensory boxes were painted in bright colors and include a variety of dangling toys, catnip and other treats.

A couple of weeks later, Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society, volunteers and Executive Director Gail Roberts, visited the students again – this time with the completed boxes and adoptable kittens from its program to test them out.

It was great watching the kids play with the cats we brought. The cats loved the boxes, and the cats seemed really proud of their work”, said Gail Roberts

However, there are more ways to extend a paw to local animals in need. Volunteers at Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society walk dogs, cuddle cats, make pet treats, take animal photos and more. Volunteers must be 16 years old (14 years old with adult supervision), attend training sessions and commit to a shift every other week.

The facility, located at 180 Big Star Drive in Thomasville, can house more than 300 animals at a time and on average cares for 3,000 homeless pets a year. The shelter is also focused on spaying/neutering feral strays and returning them to the field.

The reduction of unwanted pets in our area begins with spaying and neutering. We can't teach this message too early to our community” Director Gail Roberts.

The Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information contact Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society director Gail Robertson at (299) 228-0613 or via email at info@thomasvillehumane.org.

The Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society is committed to ensuring the humane care of animals in partnership with our community. – mission statement.