MISSION & HISTORY.
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.
Pet Food Assistance
Lost & Found Pets
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.
- Apr 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe Signal, 21 Choo Choo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USAFaux Fur Fest is a celebration of the life-saving work of Humane Educational Society. Funds raised through this event are critical to the thousands of homeless, neglected, lost, injured, and sick animals that depend upon us every year.
Establishing effective partnerships in animal rescue is critical to our success. We are proud to closely work and partner with these organizations.