55 Adoptions Done at Halftime Huddle!

Last weekend, HSMSC hosted the Halftime Huddle, a $20 adoption event marking the halfway point of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. We sent home a total of 55 dogs and cats, with 20 more adoption applications pending!

Did you miss this event? We will also be offering $50 adoptions every Wednesday all summer! That's a reduction from the usual fee of $75 to $150 and STILL includes spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccines!


World Pup 2014

Check out all the photos, courtesy of Wildflowers Photography, here.

A few days after Germany defeated Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County hosted a soccer game of its own: the World Pup. The World Pup featured 11 adoptable puppies, each of which was sponsored by a local business. Each puppy wore a soccer “jersey” bearing its sponsor’s name.

Through the help of volunteers and donated supplies from Memphis ...

Claude Needs Your Help

Claude is a 4-year-old schnauzer who we think was hit by a car. He is being rushed into emergency surgery today to save his life. Not only does he have a dislocated femur that will require orthopedic surgery, he also has an injury called a traumatic body wall hernia. Due to the trauma he sustained, the muscles along his belly, holding all his organs in, ripped. Now all that's holding his organs in is his skin, and he would die without the surgery.


World Pup 2014

This summer it's time for the World Pup! This exclusive event will be invite-only. 

Wondering what the World Pup is? During the Super Bowl, do you sometimes (or always) flip channels to see puppies playing instead of NFL athletes? If so, then you'll definitely want to be here for the World Pup, which will involve a bunch of puppies running around a tiny soccer field...playing, wrestling, snuggling, and let's be honest--probably napping!

We'll also have light...

Pavlov, injured dog with no medical care, rescued by HSMSC

Watch Local Memphis' story about Pavlov here.

A suspect was arrested for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals after the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the Memphis Police Department’s Tillman Station General Assignment Bureau and Patrol Division worked together to investigate a case on Tuesday.

HSMSC Criminal Investigator J. Morgret responded to a complaint to the organiza...

Bark After Dark t-shirts $15

Whether you were able to join the fun at Bark After Dark Bike Ride & Glow Bash or not, you can still enjoy the neon yellow t-shirt! Your small donation of $15 per shirt helps the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County fulfill our mission of caring for injured and abused animals. Click here to purchase.



HSMSC assists ASPCA cockfighting case

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County's cruelty investigator traveled out of state as one of several assisting agencies to help the ASPCA with a large cockfighting case. See below for the story.

ASPCA Assists in Removal of More than 550 Birds in Virginia Cockfighting Case: ASPCA helps with forensic evidence collection, removal and sheltering of birds seized during weekend raid

May 5, 2014

New York, N.Y.—At the request of the V...

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 krogercommunityrewards.com, 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 Amazon.com, 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...


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