Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 / 509(a)2 licensed no-kill animal shelter located in Pembroke, GA.  We operate solely on donations and do not receive any funding from the state.

Our work is costly and we end up having to use a lot of our own money.  We ask for a contribution (adoption fee) when an animal is placed to help defray the costs of vetting, housing and transporting but this is usually only a fraction of the actual cost incurred.  Direct monetary donations are always welcome.  We are also in constant need of everyday supplies: see our WISH LISTMonetary contributions (which are tax deductible under section 170, 2055, 2106, and 2522 IRS codes) can be made to Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence Inc., 100 Dichroic Dragon Dr., Pembroke, GA  31321, or online by making a donation to the right. 

Donations of material goods can be dropped off at the GARD Animal Shelter, 100 Dichroic Dragon Dr., Pembroke, GA 31321, or in Savannah at the offices of Welch & Tetreault, LLC, 306 Commercial Dr., 1st Floor, Savannah, GA 31406, or we can arrange to pick up items while on our pickup/placement rounds.

You can also sponsor an animal by clicking on their name or picture under Adoptable Pets , then clicking on the sponsor icon and following the directions on the Petfinder website.  Your contributions are appreciated!

Other ways you can help

Every penny counts!

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our mission.  There are many ways you can help such as providing a foster home for an animal, helping clean kennels at the shelter, feed or bath the dogs, or assisting at our adoption events.  Please email us at or call us at the numbers listed under Contact Us to volunteer.


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