Your gifts save lives.

As an entirely gift-based not-for-profit, Nashville Humane Association relies solely on your generous gifts to perform the life-saving work and care we give every day. With no national organization or government-funding (outside of grants), Nashville Humane is a local, community-driven, animal-focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Your support of Nashville Humane directly impacts thousands of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens each year, right here in Nashville, throughout Middle Tennessee, and across the globe! While in our care, each pet receives expert medical attention, daily enrichment, opportunities for play and socialization, and most importantly, as much love as a small little group of about 35 full and part time staff members plus hundreds of fosters and volunteers can muster!

With the vast majority of our operational funding coming directly from donors, it’s your support that proves essential for the vital care, programs and services that we provide to thousands of pets every year. And because of that support, we’re able to save around 4,000 lives every year and are proud to share our 99% annual save rate.

As a not-for-profit organization, all gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Nashville Humane is highly rated on both Charity Navigator and GuideStar and we use a highly-secure giving platform ( so you can give with confidence.

  • Tax ID: 62-0672999
  • Legal Name: Nashville Humane Association
  • Mailing Address: 213 Oceola Avenue Nashville, TN 37209

There are many ways to support our mission.


Make a gift to support our mission to save homeless, adoptable and at-risk pets.

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Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are special ways to honor or memorialize a loved one or someone special to you.

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Wish List

Supplies from our Wishlist go straight toward helping the shelter and shelter pets. You can order online (Amazon) for delivery or drop-off yourself.

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Top Tails

The greatest friends to shelter pets are members of our Top Tails Donor Society. Their supports provides a foundation for our live-saving work.

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Corporate Giving

By becoming a business partner of Nashville Humane, you’re showing our community that you care about supporting pets and local non-profits.

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Planned Giving

Whether it’s through your will, bequests, or planned estate gifts, there are numerous ways to leave a legacy that shows your love for shelter pets.

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Designated Funds

When giving to Nashville Humane, you can elect to give your contribution to our general operations or designate your gift to a specific fund.

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Host an Event or Fundraiser

The best friends are friends who share with other friends! By hosting an event, fundraiser or peer giving campaign you’re sharing your love for NHA.

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Naming Opportunities

NHA offers year-long naming opportunities that allow individuals, groups or businesses to sponsor our life-saving programs.

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Shop to Support

You love to shop online. We love to shop online. Through programs like Amazon Smile & Kroger Plus you can do your shopping online and shelter pets reap the rewards!

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NHA Store

Everybody knows that NHA merch is the best merch around, and it has the added bonus of being a donation that goes straight toward helping pets in need!

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Donor Impact

As an entirely gift-based charitable organization, we go to great lengths to be thoughtful stewards of your gifts and maximize each dollar we receive.

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