The 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 form inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. This non-profit organization was incorporated in 1946 to protect the well being of animals in Davidson County. The Nashville Humane Association is committed to: promoting humane treatment of animals, finding good homes for stray or abandoned dogs and cats, educating the public about their responsibility to help control the pet population, and providing treatment and care to ensure the well being of animals in our community. This mission is carried out through the following services and activities:
Pet Adoptions, Resource Center, Humane Education, Volunteer Opportunities, Foster Care, Pet Therapy, Lost and Found Pets, and Community Spay & Neuter Programs.