Three things you may not know about the Humane Society

Three things you may not know about the Humane Society

If you are looking to rescue an animal in the Memphis area or want to support an animal rescue organization, it can be hard to choose where to invest your resources! There are so many great options in our area, and every shelter is different. For several reasons, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is a great place to start.

So what makes the Humane Society unique? Keep reading to learn three things you may not know about the Humane Society.

The Humane Society has an on-site veterinarian!

One of the things we’re most excited about at the Humane Society is that we have an on-site veterinarian. This is especially important for animals that come into the shelter in need of urgent medical care. Dr. Mary Manspeaker’s daily presence in the center allows us to perform functions that are vital to our mission – like offering low-cost veterinary care for under-resourced community members and taking in animals that might not otherwise survive due to medical circumstances.

Dr. Manspeaker plays a vital role in our mission of supporting injured, neglected and abused animals. Because of her work, you know that any animal you adopt from the Humane Society has been well cared for by a talented vet clinic team.

The Humane Society does not euthanize animals for time or space.

The animal homelessness crisis is severe, and there are simply not enough shelters or homes to accommodate all of the animals in need. Many shelters are forced to euthanize animals that have been in the shelter for too long to make room for new animal intake. The Humane Society is different – we never euthanize for time or space.

The Humane Society’s goal is to rehabilitate animals and help them find their forever homes. We believe that every animal has the perfect family waiting for them, and that it sometimes takes longer to find that family for animals with unique circumstances. We never euthanize an animal because they have been in our shelter for a long time.

The Humane Society is completely privately funded.

The Humane Society is run completely on charitable donations from the community. We do not receive any city, county, state or federal funding; and, we are not affiliated with the national Humane Society. All of the resources and care that the Humane Society provides is made possible by charitable individuals or granting organizations. Without the help of the community, we couldn’t support our mission to serve injured, neglected and abused animals.

Every donation, big or small, helps the Humane Society save the lives of animals in the Memphis community. Want to know more about how your donation could change lives? Click here to learn how your gift causes real impact in the lives of animals in need.

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