Georgia Animal Rescue and Defense

Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence, Inc. (GARD) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit animal charity and a licensed 509(a)2  no-kill animal shelter that is funded entirely by private contributions, and receives no government funding.

GARD’s mission is to reduce the number of dogs and cats being killed in shelters by promoting spaying and neutering, educating the public, and by rescuing abandoned, abused, or neglected companion animals from high kill shelters and finding them loving permanent homes.

Since they are a charitable group, they rely on the help of the community to provide for the needs of the companion animals under their care. Interested parties can donate items such as:

  • Dog & Puppy Food
  • Cat & Kitten Food
  • Food & Water Dishes
  • Treats
  • Pet Beds
  • Toys
  • Cat Litter / boxes
  • Dog & Cat Shampoo
  • Grooming Tools
  • Newspapers
  • Disinfectant
  • Medical Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Paper Towels
  • Bath/Hand Towels
  • Bleach
  • Trash Bags
  • Leashes / Collars
  • Flea / Tick Treatment
  • Gloves
  • Office Supplies

In addition, people can also donate financially via PayPal.

The group can be found at 100 Dichroic Dragon Dr., Pembroke, GA 31321 and they are open from 2:00 in the afternoon to 6:00 in the evening, seven days a week.

The kennel manager can be reached through phone at 912-271-4749.

They can also be reached through email at

For more information, please visit their website at

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