Columbus Lowndes Humane Society

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

How You Can Help

Are you not in a position to adopt one our animals but still want to support the Columbus Lowndes Humane Society? No worries. There are PLENTY of ways that you can help animals and be a part of our cause. We are a non-profit organization, so our success depends on giving volunteers like yourself.  Here are some ways to help out:


CLHS is 100% nonprofit and dependent on community donations to cover our operating costs. We do not receive government funding or any funding from any national organizations (including the ASPCA and HSUS) for general operating purposes. Donations not only help us run our facility, but they help us provide the best possible care to each and every animal that comes through our doors. Find out more about donating to CLHS here.


There are so many volunteer opportunities for you here at CLHS. You could work one of the many adoption events that we have in the community, helping with the cats housed at PetSmart, Stuff the Bus supply drives at Wal Mart, and more. There's always a place for a willing individual. And the help is more than appreciated! Here is our Volunteer Application Form.  Submit this to our coordinator and you will be notified via email or text of all the volunteer opportunities through the year as they occur.  Get involved! We need you. Find out more about volunteering here.

Foster Care

Are you an animal lover but are not in a position to officially adopt a new pet? Well this could be the alternative for you. Foster! Occasionally we have animals that simply are too sick or too young to be in the shelter environment. They need a temporary place to stay. Our foster program helps pets spend time in a home. This is less stressful for them, they aren't exposed to germs, and get some much needed socialization being around people on a one-on-one basis. So it gives you some cuddle time with a fur-baby, but it also makes the animal more likely to be adopted when it does make it to the shelter. It's truly a valuable gift that you'd be giving – the gift of your time – and a win/win situation for all involved. Find out more about fostering here

Rummage Sale

Donate your gently used clothing, household items, toys and more to CLHS’s monthly rummage sales. 100% of the money raised from these sales go to support the shelter and our programs.
Find out more about how to donate to our rummage sales here.

Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, we always need supply donations as well. Providing for every animal in our care takes everything from food and beds to a full range of cleaning supplies.
You can see and download our current Wish List, which details many of the items and products necessary to our daily operation. We thank you in advance for your contribution.
See our complete wish list and find out more about donating supplies to CLHS here.

Reporting Abuse and Neglect

The Columbus Lowndes Humane Society encourages anyone who has seen abuse or neglect of an animal to contact the appropriate authorities.

Support Businesses That Support CLHS

There are many ways that businesses support CLHS. Please support those businesses that support our homeless pets. Click here for a full list of businesses that support CLHS.

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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...

Our Wish List

Our Wish List
Everyday Needs - Paper towels
- Anti-bacterial dish soap
- Large bath towels
- New heating pads
- Bleach
- Laundry detergent (any brand with bleach)
- Mr. Clean® Animal...

Happy Tails: Make a difference!

Happy Tails: Make a difference!
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