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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.

  • Multiple Dates
    Nov 30, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Middle Valley, 2277 Gold Point Cir N, Hixson, TN 37343, USA
    Experience Chattanooga’s Drive-Thru Holiday Lighting Spectacular!
  • Dec 01, 12:00 PM – Dec 31, 5:00 PM
    HES, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    All December Long - Free Adoptions! (excludes puppy adoptions)
  • Dec 03, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Battle Academy, 1601 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA
    HUMANE EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY is bringing the Paw-lidays to MAINX24! From Santa's little yelpers to Santa Paws himself, you won't want to miss the corner of Main and Market on your MAINx24 adventure this Holiday!
  • Dec 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – Jan 03, 2023, 5:00 PM
    HES, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    Home for the Holidays is an annual foster event! We want to see as many animals in foster (or adopted) as possible.


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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