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ABOUT
HUMANE EDUCATIONAL 

SOCIETY

3904

3904

4155 Randolph Circle | Chattanooga, TN

Monday - Saturday | 12pm - 5pm

423-624-5302

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.

  • 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.

Kindness

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.

Advocacy

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. 

Stewardship

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.

  • Free Friend Fridays
    Fri, May 07
    Chattanooga
    May 07, 12:00 PM – May 28, 5:00 PM
    Chattanooga, 4155 Randolph Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37406, USA
    We want all of our HES pets to find loving forever homes!
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  • Paddling for Paws
    Sat, May 22
    Humane Educational Society
    May 22, 10:00 AM
    Humane Educational Society, Waconda Bay TWRA Boat Launch
    Paddle your way around Harrison Bay and support HES and the foster program!
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  • Rescues on the Runway
    Sat, Jun 26
    Chattanooga Convention Center
    Jun 26, 6:00 PM
    Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA
    Chattanooga's most unique runway show and event!
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  • The Bark-BQ Boat Ride
    Sun, Aug 29
    Chattanooga
    Aug 29, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Chattanooga, 151 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA
    See Chattanooga from the beautiful Tennessee River. The best sightseeing tour in all of Chattanooga.
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PARTNERS.

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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