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 life saving 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. The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, with the generous support of our community of donors, will lead the effort to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in East Tennessee by 2025.