Columbus Lowndes Humane Society

50 Airline Road  •  Columbus, MS 39702  •  (662) 327-3107 phone  •  (662) 798-0063 fax  •  Find Us on Facebook

Our History

In 1953 a small group of concerned citizens undertook the care of a few animals that were abandoned by their owners. We have no documentation of how this effort was accomplished or the length of time involved. A brief outline available to us now indicates that in 1970 the Lowndes County Humane Society was organized. In 1971 the name was changed to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and we became a 501 (c) 3 organization. Our original facility constructed in 1976, was built at 13 Airline Road atop an old abandoned landfill. Over time, the unstable grounds began to shift, resulting in serious structural damage. It became increasingly difficult to properly care for our animals and also safety issues became a concern.

For reasons stated above, we were in desperate need of a new facility. Thankfully, due to a generous donor, we were given the deed to 6.2 acres of land to build a new facility. The land has been cleared by 3 business owners, giving freely the use of their equipment and man power to prepare the site for building. 

In order to meet the expectations and extreme need, we knew we must build a new facility to house the animals entrusted to us. Time was of the essence.

Over the course of 15 years we planned, dreamed, and solicited funds to make the new and improved Columbus Lowndes Humane Society a reality! The weekend of Labor Day in September 2013 we were blessed to begin moving into our new facility located at 50 Airline Road.

Our new shelter brings animals and humans together in an exciting space to increase adoption programs while educating the public on pet care, animal population control, and the value of animals to our society. The design provides a safe, stimulating, and healthy environment for animals. Proper function and flow was included to insure the success of our shelter. Our animal shelter is an attractive and inviting facility that stands as a pillar in our community. Now and hopefully for many many years to come.

We say “Thank You” to each and every person who contributed monetarily and in kind to help make the New and Improved CLHS facility a Reality. We couldn’t have done it without your generosity, love, and support!

The CLHS Board thanks you and the animals thank you!

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The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society has a contract with the City of Columbus and Lowndes County to provide Animal Care for unwanted or stray animals from the city. We are dependent for the remainder upon...

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