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4155 Randolph Circle | Chattanooga, TN

Monday - Saturday | 12pm - 5pm



Provide a safe haven for homeless, abused and neglected animals in our community and advocate on their behalf.

Humane Educational Society was incorporated in 1910 by Ethel Hardy who was known for picking up stray cats and dogs while driving her carriage through the streets of Chattanooga.  Since then, we have grown to serve Hamilton County and take in four to five thousand homeless pets each year.  We are an open-door facility to residents of our service area that provides adoption services, animal protection, cruelty investigation, pet licenses, and essential care for homeless pets.  Humane Educational Society is committed to finding each and every treatable, adoptable, trainable animal in our facility a loving home to make Hamilton County a better place for pets.

Programs & Services.

  • Animal Services

  • Pet Food Assistance

  • Lost & Found Pets

  • Thrift Store

  • Pet Licensing

  • Vaccine Clinics

  • Humane Education

  • Volunteering

  • Fostering

  • Area Resources

How to support our programs & services.


We strive to lead our community by example in providing outstanding, compassionate, healing care for animals in our guardianship. We treat each and every animal that comes through our facility with respect and dignity.


Animals are adopted to loving, responsible homes. Change starts with educating our community about animal welfare principles and what each of us can do to make this a better place for pets. 


Every effort is made to be excellent stewards for the animals and resources entrusted to us. Our resources will be allocated to best serve our mission and our community.

  • Aug 01, 12:00 PM – Aug 31, 5:00 PM
    Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    Animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign.
  • Aug 17, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    HES Boutique & Thrift, 4784 TN-58, Chattanooga, TN 37416, USA
    Wednesday, August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day! Everything in the store will be 10% off!!
  • Aug 26, 12:00 PM – Aug 27, 5:00 PM
    HES, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    As Clear the Shelters comes to a close, we are hosting a crescendo event that waives all adoption fees! You must have an approved application to adopt so fill one out before coming to the shelter at heschatt.org/adopt
  • Aug 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Soddy Elementary, 260 School St, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379, USA
    Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics are located within Hamilton County most months on the last Saturday. Locations and times may vary.
  • Aug 27, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    The Blood Bus will be at HES on August 27th. For every blood donation, Blood Assurance will donate $5 to Humane Educational Society! Schedule an appointment through Pam Nemec at 423.834.2862 or visit bloodassurance.org/hes


Establishing effective partnerships in animal rescue is critical to our success.  We are proud to closely work and partner with these organizations.

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