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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.

  • Hot Dog Summer Adoption Event - Extended!
    Hot Dog Summer Adoption Event - Extended!
    Humane Educational Society
    Jul 23, 12:00 PM – Jul 31, 5:00 PM
    Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    Dog adoption fees are waived until July 31st!
  • White Lightning Harley Davidson Donation Drive
    White Lightning Harley Davidson Donation Drive
    White Lightning Harley Davidson
    Aug 14, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    White Lightning Harley Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA
    White Lightning Harley Davidson is hosting a donation drive in our honor so we will be visiting with a couple of our outgoing dogs and maybe a few kittens! We hope to see your support there!
  • Vaccine Clinic
    Vaccine Clinic
    Volunteer Fire Dept. Training Center
    Aug 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Volunteer Fire Dept. Training Center, 9100 Snow Hill Rd, Ooltewah, TN 37363, USA
    Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics are located within Hamilton County most months on the last Saturday. Locations and times may vary.


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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