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About MGHS

We are a small, grassroots 501(c)3 corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and proud to be a no-kill shelter. Because the County of Greene provides shelter for dogs only, the fate of the abandoned and homeless cats in the County rests solely with us.

We began in 1985 as the Madison County Humane Society, Inc., an independent, non-profit agency not funded by any governmental entity or national animal welfare organization.

In 1998, our Board decided that euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals due to space constraints was unacceptable. With this decision, the Humane Society became the first no-kill organization in the area.

In 1999, our Board again took progressive action when they decided that no animal would be adopted until it had already been spayed or neutered.

In 2004, the organization’s name was changed to Madison-Greene Humane Society to more accurately reflect our service area.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving the future of our community’s cats, ~ both those homeless and in homes ~ by providing care for homeless cats and high quality, low cost spay/neuter services and low cost community rabies vaccination events.  Our mission is to build a community where animals are considered family; where people understand the value of animals and the responsibility it takes to care for them and give them a loving home; where animal abuse is a thing of the past and animals are treated with respect; where people are inspired and empowered to take the initiative to improve the lives and health of ferals; where we are all guided by the conviction that a world where people respect, love, and care for companion animals is a far richer world for all.
GREENE COUNTY IS VERY GENEROUS IN ALLOWING US TO HOUSE OUR FACILITY IN A COUNTY BUILDING, AND PROVIDING US WITH YEARLY FUNDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE BUILDING. HOWEVER, THE SHELTER AND ADOPTION CENTER IS FUNDED SOLELY BY DONATIONS AND GRANTS. PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE OUR MISSION BY DONATING THROUGH PAYPAL, AMAZON.SMILE, OR MAILING A CHECK TO PO BOX 95, RUCKERSVILLE, VA 22968. THANK YOU!