About the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County


Thousands of animals are neglected or abused in Memphis and Shelby County each year. Hungry, scared and often sick or injured, these animals face a bleak future. That’s where we come in. We’re the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, and we’re dedicated to giving these animals a brighter future.

With support from animal lovers like you, we’re able to help prevent and stop animal abuse. We’re able to rescue sick and injured animals off the streets. 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’re ready to be adopted.

Our funding, as it has since our founding in 1933, comes exclusively from private donations from animal lovers like you! Visit our website to learn more, or click here to donate online.

2016 Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County
Goal: $40,000