Nashville Humane Association is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. The Nashville Humane Association we know now was incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County and has spent the past three-quarters century fighting to help homeless, at-risk and adoptable pets here in Nashville, throughout middle Tennessee, and across the globe.