The Humane Educational Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax ID#62-0478240) and we rely on tax-deductible donations from supporters like you to save the lives of thousands of animals each year.  We are not affiliated with larger organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. The ability of HES to fulfill its mission relies on your investment. There are many ways to give to the shelter, explore the list to find a way to contribute.

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Support what matters to you.

Monthly Giving – Become a sustaining member of the HES community and join our monthly giving program. To become a monthly donor, please contact

Tributes – Make a gift that makes a difference in honor or memory of a loved one, special pet or occasion.

Legacies & Planned Giving – Let your legacy reflect your dedication to animals in need by making a lasting gift to HES in your will, trust, securities, life insurance, retirement funds or real estate.

Wish List & Amazon Smile – Visit our Wishlist page to see the items the shelter most needs. Items ordered from Amazon ship directly to HES and the shelter can benefit from most purchases through Amazon Smile.

Special Needs – The Special Needs Fund relies entirely on donor support and enables HES to directly save lives by providing immediate and continuing medical treatment to sick, injured, abused or neglected animals.

Save a Heart – HES is one of the few shelters nationwide that treats dogs for heartworm. Heartworm has a high occurrence rate in the Southeast and is very expensive to treat, often costing in the hundreds per dog. This program is made possible through donor support.

Second Chance Thrift Store In-Kind Donations – In-kind donations that aren’t needed at the shelter such as clothes, electronics, home goods, appliances, furniture and more can be made at our Second Chance Thrift Store.

Corporate Giving – Learn how your company can help the community and homeless pets by making a charitable tax-deductible gift. HES can help sponsors reach new clients and customers.

Independent Fundraisers – Turn a special event such as a wedding, birthday or other occasion into an opportunity to help homeless animals.

Shop For HES – Treat yourself or a loved one to some shopping with companies that donate a portion of the proceeds to HES.