ADOPTIONS over 6,100 animals placed into homes since 2013
VOLUNTEER SERVICES more than 125 volunteers walking and playing with our dogs and cats each week
FOSTER CARE over 50 specially selected families caring for animals too young to be adopted, providing a safe place for them until they are ready
BEHAVIOR TRAINING dedicated trainer focused on using positive methods for socializing scared and hurt animals, getting them ready for their forever homes
EDUCATION over 5,000 children have learned how to read animal body language and be responsible pet owners
PET COMFORT VISITS more than 3,500 seniors living in Memphis senior living communities have received comfort and love from our animals
LOW COST VACCINE CLINICS 4 low cost vaccine clinics per year with over 1,000 animals vaccinated
Who We Are
Since 1933, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (HSMSC) has been rescuing animals suffering from cruelty and neglect and providing them with a second chance at life. We offer a safe place to recover, nutritious food, and outstanding veterinary care to more than 100 animals at a time.
HSMSC staff and volunteers provide training, affection, and socialization to its rescued animals to prepare them for adoption into new and loving homes. A dedicated trainer uses positive methods for socializing scared and hurt animals, 125 volunteers walk and play with dogs each week, and more than 6,000 animals have been placed into loving forever homes since 2013.
Through the Humane Society’s community programs, over 5,000 children have learned to read canine body language and become responsible pet owners, and thousands of low-income Memphians have received affordable vaccinations for their pets via HSMSC vaccine clinic events.