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Welcoming Our New Executive Director, Ellen!

Ellen believes the way a community treats and cares for its injured and abused animals reflects the community as a whole and is eager to be part of the positive work, change, and care HSMSC provides.  Ellen brings to HSMSC extensive experience with non-profit leadership, organizational development, fundraising, and staff and volunteer development. Ellen moved to Memphis last year from Birmingham, AL where she served as the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama for 14 years and successfully led the organization through tremendous growth and change.  The Humane Society has been making her feel very welcome.  “It has been a pleasure to meet so many of our incredibly dedicated and caring volunteers, donors and supporters these past two months,” she said. Ellen is looking forward to helping the Humane Society grow and take its mission to the next level.  With a focus on planning a path to the future and raising funds to expand the Humane Society’s work, Ellen’s vision is to help more vulnerable animals in the community than ever before… while providing “top notch care... Read More

The Paws Report: Melody in Animal Planet Puppy Bowl XV

Don't miss Melody's interview during Puppy Bowl XV Pre-Game Show and her Pup Close and Personal episode filmed at Graceland!... Read More

HSMSC Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (HSMSC) is pleased to announce Ellen Zahariadis... Read More

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