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Making Adoption Magic

Since 1946, Nashville Humane Association has dedicated our efforts to aiding sick, homeless and at-risk shelter pets in Nashville, throughout Middle Tennessee, and across the globe.

Voted “Nashville’s Favorite Place to Adopt” year-over-year, we pride ourselves on our 99% save rate and making thousands of new families each year, all while focusing our mission on assisting pets and pet-people throughout our community.

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Lifesaving Statistics

Nashville Humane has been saving lives in Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and across the globe for more than 75 years.

Total Adoptions
Annual Save Rate

With an annual save rate of 99% for more than four years running, we are a safe-haven for ailing, homeless, and at-risk pets throughout our community.

Total Medical Procedures
Pets Transported into NHA

Thanks to our transport program we’re able to assist urban and rural shelters not only in our backyard but all across the country!

Be Humane Store

When you shop at NHA’s Be Humane online store you’re getting sweet gear and helping shelter pets! Every dollar over cost goes straight to helping animals in need.

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Let’s Connect!

📣 Help bring hope to homeless pets and share this news far and wide! Nashville Humane is participating in the @bissellpets “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event beginning tomorrow, December 1, and running thru Sunday, December 11. Adoption fees for animals 6 months of age and older will be reduced to just $25! ⁠
All our shelter pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. It's a wonderful time to open your heart and home to a new furry family member. Stop by during adoption hours and meet all the amazing dogs and cats we have here at NHA: Tues - Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Ya'll rock! Thanks to you and your generous gifts, we've already burst past our $40,000 goal for this year's Giving Tuesday .... and we're still going! As of the time of this video, we had just reached $50k and these little pups wanted to party. As of the time of this post, we've just passed $60k. And while all of our puppies are nicely tucked in for the evening, we still wanted to celebrate and let you know how much you rock.

There's still a few hours left, and we're still going strong. If you have it in your heart to give, please do so.  We'll be back tomorrow with a big thank you and a grand total amount. Until then... enjoy these little ones snacking and celebrating!
Supporting our community that supports us is the cornerstone of the work we do here at Nashville Humane. Beginning in late summer, we launched our low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics. We were able to hold four clinics and serve more than 382 families in our community. During those clinics were administered more than 1,000 microchips and vaccines! By all accounts, it was a great success! 

In 2023, we're now looking to grow these community clinics to a monthly service we provide out in our community. These clinics are just a small, but vital, part of our Community Resource programming. And that's what your #givingtuesday support is going to help.

If you have it in your ability to give, please do. We have matched funds and are hoping to raise a total of $40,000 to support our life-saving efforts.
Before you shop those Cyber Monday deals on Amazon, don't forget to add Nashville Humane as your choice for charitable donations! 🐶 Once selected, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to NHA to help us save at-risk and homeless animals. It's a quick and easy way to give back. 🥰 Link in bio for more info!
Mark your calendars and save the date to join us this Tuesday for #givingtuesday —one of two days all year that we set aside to raise to raise funds online to support our life-saving mission.

This year we're focusing our attention on our Community Resource Center and Low-Cost Microchip and Vaccine clinics. We believe sometimes the best "medicine" is preventative medicine. Many pets end up in local shelters like NHA and MACC because pet-families need more support. Whether that's our Temporary Care program, vouchers for training or behavior assistance, or community events like our weekly Food Bank, or monthly Low-Cost Microchip and Vaccine clinics. These resources help keep pets out of shelters and in their homes where they belong.

We began our Community Resource Center in late 2019 as a pilot program. And in the subsequent 2.5 years, it has been an unbelievable success! And as an entirely gift-based not-for-profit all of it has been done thanks to your generous support. We're not a government-funded agency, we don't have an over-arching national organization. We're your local shelter, and when you make a gift on Tuesday you'll know exactly where it's going, and who it's helping.

As an added bonus, thanks to our friends at Eberling Foundation, we have $20,000 in matched funds. That means every dollar you give, is actually two. But we have to hit that mark to get value in the matched funds. We've set a goal of $40,000 for Giving Tuesday, and while that won't fund a year's worth of Community Resources, it will definitely go a LONG way toward helping pets and pet-families here in Nashville & Middle Tennessee.

So, before things get too crazy with the holiday season. Before family and work parties and shopping and all the other distractions of the coming season pull you in a million directions, make a gift to support YOUR Community Resource Center.
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