Humane Society Makes Five Animal Cruelty Arrests in August 2015

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County was involved in the arrest of five individuals during the month of August on charges of animal cruelty as part of four investigations, and closed one case in criminal court.

On Aug. 4, 2015, HSMSC Criminal Investigator John Morgret responded to a residence on Sunray Drive in Memphis to assist the Memphis Police Department on a complaint alleging cruelty to animals. ...

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Dog Dies in Hot Car, HSMSC Investigating

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County was called to a scene at Wolfchase Galleria on Wednesday, July 29, where passersby had witnessed a small dog that had been left in a car in the parking lot. Prior to HSMSC's arrival, the witnesses were able to remove the dog from the car and rush her to Bartlett Animal Services, where the dog was pronounced dead on arrival. Since Wolfchase Galleria is located in Memphis and is apart of HSM...

Millington Dog Owner Convicted of Animal Cruelty
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County investigation led to arrest

Harold Curry, Jr., a dog owner who was investigated by the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County and arrested for Cruelty to Animals, was convicted of the Class A misdemeanor and sentenced to time served of two days and was ordered by the court not to own or control animals.

On April 27, 2015, HSMSC criminal investigator John Morgret responded to a compl...

HSMSC Assists ASPCA with Animal Cruelty Case in Alabama
Neglected animals to receive medical care, behavior enrichment at temporary shelter

At the request of the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County deployed two staff members to Moulton, Ala., approximately three hours from Memphis, to assist with a large-scale animal shelter seizure.

The Moulton Police Department contacted the ASPCA, who is assis...

Andrew Jacuzzi Joins HSMSC as Executive Director

We are proud to announce the arrival of our new executive director, Andrew Jacuzzi. Andrew comes to us from Door of Hope, Inc., a Memphis-area nonprofit which helps the chronically homeless with disabilities transition from living a life unsheltered to secure permanent supportive housing, where he served as the executive director. He has developed an expertise in helping an extremely vulnerable population, and we know that exp...

2nd Annual World Spay Day a Success - 75 Feral & Community Cats Fixed

In honor of WORLD SPAY DAY and thanks to sponsors Liz & Rouben Simonian and an all-star team of veterinary professionals who donated their services, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County held a high-volume spay/neuter event for feral and community cats last week on March 3. World Spay Day is an international campaign of the Humane Society of the United states and the Humane Society International.


It's time to re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards!

Hopefully you've already been earning money for HSMSC every time you use your Kroger Plus card on groceries or gas using their Community Rewards Program! If you have, it's time to re-enroll, and if you haven't, now is a great time to sign up! Kroger resets customers on January 1, so if you still want donations to come to HSMSC, you must re-enroll now. There is absolutely no cost to you other than what you're already spendin...

Help HSMSC by Walking Your Dog

Do you know about WoofTrax? It's an awesome app available for iPhone or Android that allows you to track your walks with your dog(s) and donates to the Humane Society for every mile you walk! How easy and fun is that?? The donation varies between $0.11 and $0.25 per mile. Download the app, be sure to choose Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as your benefiting shelter, set up your dog profiles, and start walking today!


Paw Prints Party Raises $80,000

Paw Prints Party 2014 took place on Saturday, August 23, at Woodland Hills. We celebrated our mission with 425 people who helped us raise about $80,000 toward our mission. You can see all the photos by Phillip Van Zandt Photography here.


Our animals are campaigning to win your heart!

With Shelby County elections coming up on August 7, our animals are campaigning win your heart! Check out the Facebook album to see what offices some of our adoptable pets are running for!

Each featured "candidate" will have a reduced adoption fee of $50 from now until August 7. Save even more on your adoption by showing us your "I Voted" sticker and adopt one of these animals for $25. All adoptions include spay/neute...

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.



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