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Dawson County Humane Society holding “Presents 4 Paws” donation drive
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As we all head into the holiday season, the Dawson County Humane Society is providing a way for community members to provide pets in the shelter with a merry Christmas. 

According to a release by the local nonprofit, people in the Dawsonville area can support the shelter and help pets in need by dropping donations off in any of the several “Presents 4 Paws” collection boxes that are set up at businesses throughout the community. 

“We are grateful to the businesses that are helping with this effort by allowing our Humane Society to place a drop box at their location,” Board President Tim Smock said in the release. “We truly appreciate their participation and support. To date we have 16 local businesses where items on our wish list can be dropped off. I would also like to thank all our supporters who help by donating the needed items.” 

Currently, collection boxes in the community are set up at the following businesses: 

  • All Animals Veterinary Hospital

  • Tru Value Hardware

  • Pak Mail

  • Coastal State Bank 

  • Miller's Ale House

  • BenchMark Physical Therapy 

  • Thompson Creek Animal Hospital 

  • Bank OZK 

  • Humane Society Resale Shop and Boutique 

  • PetSmart

  • Petco

  • Papa's Place 

  • Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital

  • Tractor Supply 

  • John Megel Chevrolet 

  • Dawsonville Library 

Some of the items currently on the organization’s wish list include: 

  • Clay cat litter

  • Dry dog food

  • Dry puppy food

  • Dry cat food

  • Dry kitten food

  • Mr. Clean

  • Bleach 

  • Flea topical

  • Blue Dawn dish soap

  • Liquid laundry soap

  • Contractor 3-ply black trash bags 

  • Paper towels 

  • Toilet paper

  • Blue nitrile exam gloves 

  • Cash donations 

For more information about the holiday drive and the Dawson County Humane Society, go to or call the shelter at 706-265-9160.