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About Us

Mission Statement

The Hub City Humane Society is dedicated to providing compassionate care of homeless, neglected and abused animals. We strive to maintain the highest quality of services to the community by relieving the pain and suffering of all animals brought into our care. We are a No-Kill, open admission animal shelter for the city of Petal where pets in this area are never turned away due to health or physical space limitations. For the greater Hattiesburg area, we are a limited admission shelter, helping all unwanted or homeless pets that we have the physical and financial means to assist. We will engage the public and actively increase public awareness of animal welfare issues as well as work to prevent cruelty and promote kindness towards animals. Programs such as equine therapy, after-school training and riding programs, and humane oriented summer camps are just a few of the offerings that will increase community involvement which is our number one goal. Our organization collaborates with rescue and animal welfare organizations both locally and nationally and promises to maintain this high level of performance through continued training and education for management and staff.

Our Team

We have the friendliest staff and board members around. Our team is dedicated to helping our furry friends every day. 

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains awakened."
- Anatole France


Take some time to check out the great people whose hard work makes the Hub City Humane Society a safe haven for animals in our community.

BOARD PRESIDENT
Mark Holland, DVM

Mark Holland has been a veterinarian in Hattiesburg for 17 years. He owns 2 veterinary clinics, one in Wiggins and one in South Hattiesburg.

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Brenda Sumrall, DVM

Brenda Sumrall has been a veterinarian in Hattiesburg for about 18 years. She has owned 3 dogs, 7 cats, 10 horses, a donkey and a goat. Brenda is married to Corey Sumrall. Corey and Brenda have 5 children between them ranging in ages from 12 to 18 years.

TREASURER
Mary Ann Songer  

Mary Ann Songer has been married to Nate Songer for 16 years. She is Louisiana born and raised, but she relocated to Hattiesburg with her husband in 2007. They have 3 children between them and 2 fur babies.  Riley is a 7 year old "crippled" Miki and Savannah is a 4 year old Maltese rescue. She has been involved with animal rescue most of her life beginning with assisting her mom with bottle fed kittens since she was young. When she isn't caring for the cats placed at Petco, you can generally find her at our thrift store, Treasure Tails Thrift Shop and Adventures.

SECRETARY
Michelle Parker

Michelle started her love affair with animals 12 years ago when she became a veterinary technician while pursuing her Biology degree in Virginia. Her husband’s military career brought her to Hattiesburg in 2009, where she has continued to work as a vet tech and wildlife rehabilitator. She and her husband share their home with 4 dogs, 3 cats and a revolving door of fosters.

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SALLY CRANE
BOARD MEMBER

Sally Crane is married to Daniel Crane and has three wonderful children; Samuel, Jonathan and Lillian. She also has four animal family members; Tobey(dog), Chewy (dog), Bucky (dog) and Gracie (cat). Sally has been involved in animal rescue in some aspect her whole life. She has a special place in her heart for puppies and enjoys fostering them at her home. 

SHELTER MANAGER
Virginia Cheatham

Ginny has over a decade of shelter management experience. She is the go-to person for anything and everything Hub City Humane Society related. She has dedicated all of her time to making this shelter happen, working from early in the morning until very late at night. She attended Pearl River Community College and has been a manager of shelters for years and years. She has many animals that she loves dearly who she saved from a shelter. She has also opened up her home to foster many different animals that were in need of a temporary place to call home. She has 3 children and has 4 grandchildren who she loves immeasurably.

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OFFICE MANAGER/WEBSITE MANAGER
Sarah Douglas  

Sarah has been working in animal rescue for several years and has been involved in it almost her entire life. Sarah is owned by 4 dogs; Ladybug, Annabelle, Minnie Mouse, Tuma and A potbelly pig named Ben.  

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