Culturally, when someone says “Humane Society” or mentions an animal rescue organization, the image conjured in a person's mind is of emaciated animals undergoing a lifesaving transformation – one that ends with their health restored and in the arms of a loving family. That story is an accurate depiction of the work we do at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. While the animal is at the center of this story, there is also a family in the background of the shot. Every rescue story features a person or group of people whose lives are made undeniably better because they have the opportunity to love and cherish an animal, and to receive unconditional love from the animal in return. People often forget about this important part of our mission and work – to enrich the human experience through animal companionship. If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know what it’s like to come home to a toothy grin and a tail wag, or to be seated on the couch and discover that a feline friend has deemed your lap... Read More
See some of the recent work we've done here at the Humane Society.