Hardeman County Humane Society

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 Who We Are...

The Hardeman County Humane Society is a private non-profit charitable organization dedicated to:

  • Construction and operation of full-service shelter facilities for the care of abused, abandoned, and neglected companion animals in Hardeman County, Tennessee.

  • Once these facilities are built and operational, we will begin taking in and adopting out companion animals to good forever homes.

  • To create lasting and comprehensive change in human behavior toward animals through education regarding humane & respectful treatment of all animals.   Educational programs are provided to schools regarding the proper care of pets.

  • Provide public education about the problem of animal overpopulation.

  • Promote the principles of responsible pet ownership, including the spaying & neutering of all companion animals. 

  • Provide low cost spay and neuter programs.

  • Encourage adopting from shelters and rescue organizations as the preferred alternative to purchasing pets from backyard breeders, pet stores or puppy mills.


Owner Surrender...  While HCHS has made the difficult decision not to take in animals until our shelter is operational, we would be happy to help you re-home an animal in need by offering a courtesy post here on Petfinder.  If you are willing to continue caring for your pet until a suitable new home can be found, Please Email Us.  We'd be happy to help.

Are You My New Family?

Our Featured Adoptable Dogs


If you'd like to adopt any of the pets
 featured on our website,
please complete our

It's the first step toward bringing
home your new family member!

Meet Ruby

RUBY - what a great family dog!Ruby Star is a really lovely senior with a heart of gold. Her dam was a purebred German Shepherd, and her sire unknown. Because of her beautiful fluffy Golden Retriever like hair and coloring, we suspect her daddy may be a Golden Retriever. (Birth Date 7-8-02) True to her German Shepherd heritage, Ruby Star tends to attach herself to one person and has a tendency to be protective of that person. She is especially fond of females, so she would make a great companion and best friend for a single lady. She is currently fostered with a man and is becoming attached to him as well.

Ruby Star has great house manners and gets along well with dogs of all sizes but is not suited for a home with cats. She is a bit hand shy so we recommend that she not go to a home with young children.  If you have some love to give....Ruby would love to return that love ten times over.  She needs a home where she'll be welcome indoors as part of the family, though a fenced yard is also required.

For more information please contact
Cooper's foster momma Carol at SaveOurShepherds@gmail.com  

If you are interested in adopting Cooper, please 
click here to complete our adoption application.

Our School Program

Teaching children to treasure animalsHardeman County Humane Society's School program has been a huge success again this year. Currently in it's fourth year at Whiteville Elementary School and third year at Grand Junction Elementary School. Volunteers teach first grade students the five things to have a happy-healthy pet: clean food, clean water, shelter, medical and LOVE.HCHS volunteers in schools!

Our program also discusses how to avoid getting bitten by an unknown animal and the importance or spay/neuter programs to curb the problem of pet overpopulation. We have been asked back every year and more schools have indicated they'd love to participate.


Congratulations to our Quilt Winner! Rose Marie LaRue of Adamsville, TN won the beautiful custom made one-of-a-kind quilt donated by Pickin' Up The Pieces Quilt Guild of Memphis. Thank up to the Guild and everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

Rose Marie LaRue love her Pickin' Up The Pieces quilt!

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Assistance

While we are busy raising funds for our building fund, the primary goal of the Hardeman County Humane Society is to educate the public & to promote spay and neuter of companion animals at an early age. This routine procedure prevents the birth of unwanted litters, thus helping to reduce the euthanasia of healthy animals.

We have on-going low cost spay/neuter services available. Since we began this service, we have been able to provide low-cost spay/neuter services to nearly 1100 pets in Hardeman County

Spay/Neuter Assistance Application Forms are available at 

The Humane Society Thrift Store
109 East Main Street
Whiteville, TN 

Store hours:
Wed - Sat     9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Did You Know?

A female cat can produce 3 litters of kittens in just ONE YEAR!

One cat and her kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens over 7 years.

One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in 7 years.

Don't Delay - Sapy or Neuter Today!

Our Future Shelter

The Hardeman County Humane Society has been fortunate to obtain a long-term lease from the City of Whiteville for a 5.72 acre shelter site in the Whiteville Business Park. Our fund-raising drive will continue until we can begin construction of a full-service shelter to ensure comfort & assistance to all pets in need in Hardeman County.  

Coming soon... 
Hardeman County Humane Society's Buy a Brick Program!

Our Future Animal Shelter

How You Can Help

Stop Puppy Mills - Do Not Breed Or Buy While Shelter Animals DieWe receive NO federal, state or municipal funding. We are a 501c3 not for profit funded entirely through memberships, donations, bequests and grants.

The Hardeman County Humane Society is completely self-sufficient; using no money from the local or state governments. It has several revenue producing projects, including the Thrift Store, an annual Golf Tournament, as well as periodic Car Washes and Bake Sales  The primary sources of income are donations from supportive, interested individuals and local businesses.

Annual Memberships available are: $15 for Individuals and $25 per Couple and $250 for Life Membership. Corporate memberships are also available.  Applications for membership in the Hardeman County Humane Society are available at the Thrift Store, or by mail, and include a subscription to our Paw Prints Newsletter.

Our Thrift Store

As part of our fund-raising effort toward the establishment of our shelter, we have purchased a 7,000 square foot commercial storefront in Whiteville and are now operating a successful  thrift store using donated merchandise. If you are in the Whiteville, TN area, please stop by the Humane Society Thrift Store at 109 East Main St. We love to meet new friends.  

The Humane Society Thrift Store
109 East Main Street
Whiteville, TN 

Store hours:
Wed - Sat     9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Donations of property and any items we might sell in the thrift store are gratefully accepted during regular store hours.  

Volunteers are also needed.  Please Email Us if you'd like to volunteer in any capacity.

Support our brand new Farmer's Market open every Saturday next to the Thrift Store in Whiteville!

Another major source of income includes our Recycling Programs. Aluminum Cans, Cell Phones and Printer Cartridges are collected to benefit The Hardeman County Humane Society at the newspaper offices of the Bulletin Times at 410 West Market Street in downtown Bolivar.  Please consider adding your support!  We need you and Hardeman County's animals need you.

Monetary Donations

If you can assist us in reaching our goal of building a full-service shelter, please send a contribution to: 

Hardeman County Humane Society
PO Box 97
Whiteville, TN 38075
Phone: 731-254-9777

Email: phyllyd2000@yahoo.com

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