Director's Message


January 2016


Dear Friends,

Happy 2016!  We cannot thank you enough for your support - 2015 was a record year for NHA. Thanks to everyone's commitment, NHA reached an all-time high of placing 4020 animals into forever homes. I hope that you can share in the joyous feeling of knowing that together we impacted the lives of so many homeless animals in our community.

But we didn't stop there “ in 2015 we expanded our community outreach, humane education and spay/neuter programs to help those that have few resources to help animals. Controlling pet overpopulation is a priority and our veterinary team performed a record 8,701 procedures providing assistance to more than 4,000 low income families who otherwise could not afford these surgeries for their pets. Our new ROVER (a state of the art mobile surgical clinic which is profiled in this Newsletter)  will enable us to continue to reach new communities in and surrounding Nashville and Davidson County with our spay/neuter program in the coming year.

We were honored this year to be selected as "Best-Nonprofit, "Best Place to Adopt a Pet and "Best Fundraising Event by the Nashville Scene and as a donor I hope that our recent Four Star rating from Charity Navigator reassures you that we are committed to being good stewards of your funding support.

Sam Walton once said "We're all working together, that's the secret to success.  The accomplishments of 2015 were only achieved by everyone, staff, volunteers, our community and our supporters, all working together.

Together we will accomplish even more in 2016!  Thank you for your support!

Warmest Regards,

Joy Beach, Executive Director