Be Human. Be Humane.
Since 1933, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of injured, neglected and abused animals. And for just as long, people like you have kept us going. Thousands of animals are neglected or abused in Memphis and Shelby County each year. Hungry, scared and injured, these animals face a bleak future. That's where we come in. We are the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.
With support from animal lovers like you, we are able to help prevent and stop animal abuse as well as help injured animals in Memphis and Shelby County. We are able to provide animals with a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care. On average, we provide sanctuary to over 300 animals at our facility at any given time, with dozens more placed with foster families until they are ready to be adopted.and we are dedicated to giving these animals a brighter future.
An important part of our work is giving these animals the emotional support, training and socialization abilities that will allow them to be adopted into new and loving homes and long-lasting relationships.
We have been celebrating animals and confronting cruelty since our founding in 1933. From then until today, our funding comes exclusively from private donations from animal lovers like you.
- To offer refuge, medical care, nourishment and an opportunity for a second chance at life to injured and abused animals;
- To protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance;
- To foster public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward animals and promote responsible pet ownership through humane education; and,
- To enhance the quality of human life through animal companionship.