Founded in 1885, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the longest standing animal shelter in the State of Tennessee. A stand alone 501(c)3 animal shelter, our organization receives no funding from national humane entities; relying solely on private donations from the community and grant funding. We are committed to being a good steward of your donation and appreciate you choosing to support the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. One time, monthly or multiple times a year the donation you make today will make an immediate impact on the lives of animals in our community and beyond.

Monthly giving

Monthly giving allows you to conveniently support the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley through bank withdrawals, credit card, or a monthly check. Your donation is critical to our success to partner with area shelters to save adoptable animals from euthanasia.  Here is how your donation can impact what we do every day to save more lives.

    • Help feed a small dog or cat while they wait to meet their forever family for just $15 a month.
    • Help provide critical support to our Adoption, Foster, Education, Volunteer and Outreach programs for just $25 a month.
    • Help purchase a heartworm test with results that could save a life for just $30 a month.
    • Help fully vaccinate a cat or dog to protect them from illness for just $50 a month.
    • Prevent more unwanted litters with spay/neuter surgery at our Clinic for $100 a month.


One-time giving

Your donation to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley helps support our mission to save lives from rural shelters across East Tennessee. We transport animals that would be at risk for euthanasia from rural shelters to our animal shelter in Knoxville. We provide medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip through our Spay/Neuter Clinic to ensure each animal is ready for their best days ahead in their new home. Did we mention the love and care each animal receives from staff and volunteers every day during their stay with us? We have a dedicated staff that works 365 days a year to help save lives. The animals depend on your generosity to help save them all.


Memorials and honorariums

Donations to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley are a wonderful way to honor and memorialize loved ones, including the companion animals that we hold close to our hearts. Please consider making a donation in celebration of their life. If requested, we can send a card to the family of those being honored or memorialized.