The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby
County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter
focusing on injured and abused animals.


The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has worked in the Memphis community since 1933 to give injured and abused dogs and cats a second chance at life. We provide a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care for an average of 100+ animals at a time. Our staff and volunteers provide training, affection and socialization to the animals in our care to help them be adopted successfully into new and loving homes. Our funding comes exclusively from private donations.

Our mission

Rescuing injured & abused animals.


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here for our management team.


The Board of Directors governs HSMSC.


Calling all animal lovers!

financial information

HSMSC is a 501c3 nonprofit.


Find out how to get in touch here!


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Annual Animal Statistics & Lifesaving Percentage: Animal Care Report 2019 2.28.19 as of February 28, 2019.
Live Release Rate as of February 28, 2019: 97.7% Average. (Live Release Rate for the month of February: 100%)
(Live outcomes divided by all outcomes = Live Release Rate)

featured pets

See some of the amazing pets that are looking for a happy home!