Kitten Rescued from Storm Drain

Meet Princess Charming! This morning, HSMSC responded to an emergency call with the Shelby County Fire Department: A four-week old kitten was trapped in a storm drain. The Shelby County Office of Preparedness coordinated the response from the Emergency Operations Center, and our emergency services coordinator John Morgret and animal trainer Kelsi Skee responded to the scene where concerned fire fighters from Engine Company 62 and Rescue Squad ...

One click can help us win $5,000

Style Blueprint Memphis is giving away $5,000 to a charity to be announced in May. You can help us each week during the contest by voting! Click here to vote for the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.

Community Support Needed for Chance to Win $100,000 Grand Prize and Save More Lives

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County was recently accepted as a contestant in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

HSMSC is competing with 50 other shelters nationwide for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000. The 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed...

Dogs Strut in Fido Fashion Show

HSMSC hosted the 3rd Annual Fido Fashion Show at the Southern Women's Show on March 9. This year not only did adoptable dogs take part, but we also invited a few alumni to be walked by their new family members, like Roxy (left). Ten dogs in all modeled the latest fashions from Hollywood Feed, Woof Gang Bakery, and Chic Pet Designs. To see all of the photos, click here to go to the Facebook photo album.


HSMSC Spays/Neuters 52 Feral Cats for World Spay Day

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County participated in World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, by hosting a high-volume spay/neuter event at its facility.

HSMSC spayed or neutered a total of 52 cats on February 25, with a veterinary team made up of Norris McGehee, DVM, from McGehee Clinic for Animals; Drew McWatters, DVM, and Kassie Newt...

Help animals each time you buy groceries!

Now you can earn money for HSMSC every time you use your Kroger Plus card on groceries or gas! There is absolutely no cost to you other than what you're already spending, and it has no effect on your Kroger Plus discounts or fuel points. Just go to, sign up for a free Kroger account if you don't already have one, enroll in the Community Rewards program, search for "Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County,...

Is your dog one of Memphis' Hottest Hounds?

Then purchase your spot in one of this weekend's photo shoots in Shelby Farms, Overton Park, or Rhodes College!

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is partnering with “Hottest Hounds,” a coffee table book originally started in Birmingham, Ala., to bring this opportunity to showcase beloved pets to Memphis.

“Hottest Hounds: Memphis” will be an attractive hardcover keepsake book featuring black and white photos of dogs ow...

Help for the Holidays

Another way to get involved this holiday season is through our Adopt-An-Angel program. For a $25 donation, you can buy a handmade ornament featuring the photo of one of our adoptable animals. You take home the ornament, and put your name on a kennel sign where the animal "thanks" you for being his holiday angel and help fund his care during the holidays. Stop by our lobby to purchase an ornament, or you can also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Shop for Project STOP

Save lives while you shop, when you shop for Project STOP this holiday season! You can earn donations for HSMSC's community spay/neuter efforts and even help fund our mobile/spay neuter unit. When shopping on, simply start out by clicking this link, and then choose, "Click here to begin shopping!"


Black Pets 50% Off

Black cats and dogs are often overlooked in shelters and can have a harder time finding homes. That's why we're reducing adoption fees for black dogs and cats during the month of November! We'll take off 50% of the original adoption fee (ranging from $75-$150), but leave in all the perks, like including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping! Click here to see our adoptable dogs and cats and find a black cat or dog to love.


We're Pit Bull People!

The 2nd Annual “We’re Pit Bull People” campaign features photos of pit bull-type dogs from various backgrounds with their adoptive families. The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County produced the campaign as part of pit bull awareness month in October and pit bull awareness day on Oct. 26. The goal of "We're Pit Bull People" is to show people how wonderfully pit bull-type dogs fit into great, upstanding families. The 2014 campaign features families...

Fall for a Feline

For a limited time, HSMSC will offer a 50% discount on ALL cat adoptions. The adoption fee includes the cat being spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped. The regular fee is $75 for cats aged 5 & up and $100 for cats under 5 years. See our adoptable cats here.

Take a Second Look at our Long-Timers

Each week, we'll post a different dog and cat who have been waiting for their forever home for a long time. This week's dog is Mickey, and the cat is actually a bonded pair: Smokey and Bojangles. Each have been waiting 1 year. Learn more here.



Black Lab Bonanza

Right now at the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, we have LOTS of black lab mixes and several mixed breeds that could have some lab in them. Black lab fans, rejoice! You are sure to find your new best friend in our Facebook album of adoptable black labs and mixed breeds.

New Charity Navigator Ratings Out

Charity Navigator recently released its ratings for 2012, and we are proud to announce that HSMSC was rated four out of four stars! Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only about a quarter of the organizations that Charity Navigator ev...

Dog Needed Chemo for Preventable STD

Edra is a black lab mix who came to us in poor health--malnourished, mangy, and with what looked like a prolapsed uterus. Vets discovered that she had a canine transmissible tumors: the equivalent of a sexually transmitted disease. We were able to treat her with chemo, and the tumors responded and she is healthy now and looking for a new home! All this could have been prevented if Edra had simply been spayed. Click here to watch the story...

Jasper, Dog Tangled to a Tree in Frigid Standing Water, Rescued & Doing Well

Click here to watch the Action News 5 story about Jasper, a dog who got tangled and stuck in ice-cold standing water. The Humane Society's cruelty investigator, with assistance from Memphis Animal Services officers, freed the dog (from a tweet that we received from Action News 5's Nick Kenney) and transported him to a vet, where he was hospitalized overnight for hypothermia, shock and an injured n...

Lady the Beale Street Dog Goes Home

Thanks to our partnership with Action News 5 on the 12 Strays of Christmas, Lady the Beale Street dog, along with nine other animals (many of them who'd been here a year or more) has finally found her forever home! Her new family saw her on the news as part of the 12 Strays program and she touched their hearts. Click here to watch the Action News 5 exclusive interview with the family and video of Lady at home.


Help Fund Our Mobile Spay/Neuter Unit

In a recent Commercial Appeal article, the Humane Society announced our plans to start a yearlong campaign to raise $1 million to fund a mobile spay/neuter unit to hit the streets of Memphis. An excerpt from the article, written by Cindy Wolff, appears below:

The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, with a $150,000 kick-start donation, is launching a $1 million fundraising campaign to drive a mobile spay/neuter clinic into t...

Paw Prints Party 2012 Raises More Than $61,000

In August, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County hosted our annual Paw Prints Party, which is our supporters' chance each year to get all dressed up, have a good time, and go home with some awesome live and silent auction items. We cannot thank our donors enough for coming to this year's event and helping us continue our life-saving work of rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abused animals in our community.



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