The organization was established in 1984 as a nonprofit shelter under the name of Live Oak/Suwannee County Humane Society. For the first ten years volunteers worked out of their homes. In 1996 we acquired our first shelter building on North Houston Street, Live Oak. As the shelter expanded and needed more space to house the many homeless animals, we purchased affordable property in Lee and renovated an old Greyhound site in April of 2002 and opened our doors at the present shelter on July 16, 2002. We are currently servicing five counties: Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, and Columbia. We changed our name to the Suwannee Valley Humane Society in July of 2002. We are privately funded through donations, on-site thrift stores, nursery plant sales, and fund raising events. All are welcome to visit during regular hours to view the new shelter and its potential for growth, our healthy adorable animals, their comfortable shelter home, and their general well being.