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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
Second Chance Thrift Store
3807 Ringgold Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm

Please consider donating your unwanted items to the Humane Educational Society's Second Chance Thrift Store. Proceeds will directly impact the lives of homeless animals by providing lifesaving veterinary care for injured and sick animals, supporting our spay & neuter program and helping our animals stay healthy and happy while they wait for their forever homes. Donations can be made at the Second Chance Thrift Store during our hours of operation above. For free pick-up service, call (423) 708-8995. You have the power to change lives by donating today!

Order a bottle of HES Arbequina/Arbosana/Koroneiki varietal blend olive oil or HES Grapefruit aged white balsamic for yourself or a friend! Or pick one up at Olive Chattanooga at 112 Woodland Ave Chattanooga, TN 37405 today!

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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

A Christmas Tail 5K, and Mutt Strut Saturday, December 12th in St. Elmo!
The 5K is both a competitive race and a non-competitive fun run and walk for 2-legged participants only. The course is flat and fast. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. followed immediately by the fun run/walk.Awards will be presented following the 5K race in the following divisions: Overall male & female, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over

.The Mutt Strut is for participants of all ages and their canine friends. It is a 1-mile fun walk starting at 9:45 a.m. All 2-Legged Participants will receive a 100% cotton long sleeved t-shirt. All 4-Legged Participants will receive special treats.

A Christmas Tail 5K (timed), 5K fun run/walk, and Mutt Strut
You will receive a follow up email that requires more information if you register for the timed 5K.

Purchase limited edition prints here : 30% of proceeds donated to HES!

Luther Masingill first sat down behind the microphone at WDEF Radio on New Year's Eve, 1940. He quickly became "the voice of Chattanooga", and for the next 74 years, he held down the same time slot at the same radio station, a broadcasting world record that will never be broken.

When WDEF TV became Chattanooga's first TV station in April of 1954, Luther quickly became "the face of Chattanooga" as well. He was only broadcaster to be on the air for both the deadly attacks on Pearl Harbor that led to WORLD WAR II, plus the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001…not to mention countless life-changing events in between.

In his amazing life and career, Luther helped reunite tens of thousands of lost pets with their owners and helped hundreds upon hundreds of charities with his Community Calendar public service announcements. Each of those were typed out on the Royal typewriter you see here. This typewriter became as much of a fixture at WDEF as Luther himself, and he typed on it each and every day until shortly before his death.

Among his numerous honors, Luther is a recipient of the National Marconi Award, and a member of both the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

Luther has always been "a man of service". He proudly served his country in the Army Signal Corps. He served his church, his family, and his community. The very name "Luther" conjures up those twinkling blue eyes, a friendly smile, and that golden voice. Sadly, that voice was forever silenced when he passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, at precisely 6:00am – the same time his daily radio show began for well over 7 decades. The man may be gone, but the kind words and deeds that came from his heart … and from his typewriter … will never be forgotten.

Artist Gay M. Arthur resides in Hixson, TN and is a member of the In-Town Gallery. She got her BFA in Painting and Drawing from UTC in 2003. Her paintings can be seen throughout our city. Gay is proud to capture "all things nostalgic" from structures like U.S. Pipe, Wheland Foundry and others. Her eye for detail also allows her to faithfully capture the beauty in items rarely used in daily life anymore, like abandoned vehicles. And yes, typewriters.

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The Journey Home: A Rescue Waggin' Story is dedicated
to the memory of Guy Bilyeu (1959-2013)
212 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 | Phone: 423-624-5302 | Fax: 423-624-5017 | Contact Us | Shop at our New Online Store
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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