FAQ - Nashville Humane
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Find the answer to your question here, among our frequently asked questions.

If you don’t find yours, don’t worry!  Just give us a call at (615) 352-1010.

What should I do if I have knowledge of an animal that is being abused or neglected?

If you are a Davidson County resident, call Metro Animal Care and Control at 615-862-7928 or fill out their form online. Other county contacts are as follows:

Does NHA offer low-cost spay and neuter services?

Our spay and neuter clinic is currently closed with no set date for reopen. Please view our Pet Medical Help page for resources relating to low-cost spay and neuter and more!

Does NHA have a waiting list for people looking for a certain breed of animal?


No, the volume of requests is such that we encourage people to call 615-352-1010 to see what is currently available or check out our adoption pages for regular updates to our available animal lists:


Does NHA euthanize animals?


The Nashville Humane Association is a low-kill shelter. This means we do euthanize animals, but only if it is necessary due to illness or dangerous or aggressive behavior problems.  That said, in 2020 we had a 99% save rate, which was amazing, but may not be reasonable to expect as a year over year outcome. We are always working for the best goal possible, but we are realistic and pragmatic at the same time.