The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Founded in 1885, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the longest standing animal shelter in the State of Tennessee.  A stand alone 501c(3) limited admissions animal shelter, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley receives no funding from national humane entities or government agencies; relying solely on private donations and grant funding.

Located in Knoxville, TN  our organization is committed to our relationships with other shelters in the Tennessee Valley, by transferring animals at-risk for euthanasia, to our shelter for adoption. Our Adoption Center offers dog and cat adoptions along with life saving  programs including outreach, foster, volunteer, education and Pet Safety Net to help keep animals in their homes and out of area shelters.  Our Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public, area shelters and rescues, and walk-in low-cost vaccine clinics.  The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, with the generous support of our community of donors, will lead the effort to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in East Tennessee by 2025.


Find the newest member of your family. View photos, learn about the adoption process, and find great resources.


Costs, policies, and information about spay and neuter services offered by our on-site clinic.


Find resources for keeping healthy, happy and well-behaved pets in their homes and out of area shelters.


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Thanks to our community businesses for their support
of our mission and saving the lives of the animals of East Tennessee.