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Please visit us at our off-site adoption at Petsmart on Gunbarrel Road. We are at Petsmart with our dogs on Saturdays from 12-4. We also have cats for adoption at Petsmart every day.

What's for Lunch?
Is a community assisted meal program to help lost or abandoned animals that end up in our shelter. We are committed to providing the best care for our animals as they await their new forever home. For as little as $25 we can purchase a 50 pound bag of quality food for our dogs or puppies! Read More Donate Now

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Help us Enrich Their Lives..
If you ask a dog owner what a Kong is, most likely they will reply that it is a toy for dogs, not an over-sized Gorilla who wreaks havoc on Manhattan. The Kong has become one of the most well known dog toys and for good reason. Made of hard rubber, it is very durable.

The Kong Company offers second hand Kongs for 85% less than the retail value for shelters! At such an amazingly low price, you can buy several with just $10 or $20 dollars! Please help us give them a better life while here at the shelter.... Donate towards the purchase of a Kong today!!

Kuranda Beds
Donate a Kuranda bed and bring comfort to a homeless pet (or two) for years! By donating a Kuranda bed to a homeless dog, you will provide a dry, soft, comfortable place for her to sleep during her time at our shelter. Donate a bed in your name, or send one as a gift in the name of your sweetheart, friend or family member. The beds are sent directly to the shelter in the donor's name at a discount of about 30%! Read more

Join HES in downtown Chattanooga at Ross's Landing Park Saturday, October 17th for the 13th annual Paws in the Park!

Hundreds of animal lovers will be gathering to raise money for the animals at the Humane Educational Society. The dog walk is a fun way to support the shelters mission to provide education and outreach to our community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, shelter for homeless animals, and strong adoption programs ensuring all animals adopted will have safe and loving forever homes.

Registration begins at 1pm and the dog walk starts at 2pm. Enjoy animal demos, vendors, dog and human Halloween costume contest, and more!


Team or individual sponsorship request. Grand prize given for most funds raised.

Enter your Pet in the HES Cutest Pet
2016 Calendar Contest

The Humane Educational Society Photo Contest is a fun way to help our cause of protecting animals in the community and maintaining our mission of finding warm loving homes for everyone.

The contest is open to anyone and works to help the shelter in two ways.
#1, you are able to donate each time photos are submitted for the contest, (suggested donation $5.00 for uploads and votes).

#2, each time a someone votes on their favorite pet or picture the shelter will receive an additional $1.00 to go to the further operation of Humane Educational Society.

The top 13 voted entries will be included in the 2016 shelter calendar made available later in the year....So get started today and tell a friend about the Humane Educational Society Photo Contest... Vote today!!
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For animal abuse in the City of Chattanooga, please call the McKamey Animal Care Center
at 423-305-6500.

For animal abuse within Unincorporated Hamilton County or the smaller municipalities that are served by HES, please call us directly
at 423.624.5302