Founded in 1885, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the longest standing animal shelter in the State of Tennessee. A stand-alone 501c(3) limited admissions animal shelter, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley receives no funding from national humane entities or government agencies; relying solely on private donations and grant funding.

Located in Knoxville, TN our organization is committed to our relationships with other shelters in the Tennessee Valley, by transferring animals at-risk for euthanasia, to our shelter for adoption. Our Adoption Center offers dog and cat adoptions along with lifesaving programs including outreach, foster, volunteer, education and Pet Safety Net to help keep animals in their homes and out of area shelters. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public, area shelters and rescues, and walk-in low-cost vaccine clinics.

Our Vision: We envision a future in which all animals are treated humanely, with compassion and respect.

Our Mission: The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is dedicated to providing life-saving programs and resources to enrich the lives of people and companion animals in the communities we serve.

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Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley



Founded in 1885, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the longest standing animal shelter in the State of Tennessee. A stand-alone 501c(3) limited admissions animal shelter, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley receives no funding from national humane entities or government agencies; relying solely on private donations and grant funding.

Located in Knoxville, TN our organization is committed to our relationships with other shelters in the Tennessee Valley, by transferring animals at-risk for euthanasia, to our shelter for adoption. Our Adoption Center offers dog and cat adoptions along with lifesaving programs including outreach, foster, volunteer, education and Pet Safety Net to help keep animals in their homes and out of area shelters. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public, area shelters and rescues, and walk-in low-cost vaccine clinics.

Our Vision: We envision a future in which all animals are treated humanely, with compassion and respect.

Our Mission: The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is dedicated to providing life-saving programs and resources to enrich the lives of people and companion animals in the communities we serve.