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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.

  • Subaru Loves Pets
    Subaru Loves Pets
    Humane Educational Society
    Oct 01, 12:00 PM – Oct 31, 5:00 PM
    Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    For the entire month of October, Crown Subaru is sponsoring our costs for microchips, rabies vaccines, martingale collars, and ID tags for all of our dog adoptions! Our goal is to find homes for 100 dogs in the month of October. Share! Share! Share! #subarualovespets
  • Vaccine Clinic
    Vaccine Clinic
    Birchwood Community Center
    Oct 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Birchwood Community Center, 5623 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308, USA
    Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics are located within Hamilton County most months on the last Saturday. Locations and times may vary.
  • Scout Night
    Scout Night
    Humane Educational Society
    Multiple Dates
    Nov 04, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    Brownies and Cub Scouts are invited to visit the Humane Educational Society for a fun-filled evening to learn all about shelter animals and the work we do to find them forever homes.


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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