Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

6717 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN  37919

Phone: (865) 573-9675

Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Our Vision is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in East Tennessee by 2025.Our Mission is to provide Solutions to end euthanasia of adoptable animals: Adopt, Spay, Keep.
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. HSTV is solely funded by private donations and grants. HSTV does not serve any government contracts nor receive any funding through tax revenues. HSTV works with, yet is not affiliated with, other animal welfare organizations including Young-Williams Animal Center and other municipal shelters.
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley was founded in 1885, nine years after ASPCA was charted in New York City. We originally operated as The Knox County Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals. In 1996, the name was changed to Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley to represent the organization’s large service area. In 2001, HSTV changed its mission statement declaring itself a no-kill facility.

Defining No-Kill: HSTV is a no-kill organization as defined by NoKillNation, Maddie’s Fund and Best Friends’ Animal Society. These groups collectively define no-kill as: Saving both healthy and treatable dogs and cats, with euthanasia reserved only for unhealthy and untreatable animals.
Unhealthy and untreatable animals are defined as:
an animal having a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health or safety risk, and is not likely to become healthy or treatable even if given the care provided by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community.
an animal suffering from a disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the animal’s health or is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future, and is not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community.
Defining Adoptable Animals:
animals eight weeks of age or older.
have manifested no sign of a behavioral or temperamental defect that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet.
have manifested no sign of disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future.

Our Vision is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in East Tennessee by 2025.

The Humane Society of Tennessee Valley was founded 128 years ago as the first animal shelter in Knox County. Its former name, until 2001, was the Knox County Humane Society. In 2001, the shelter changed its name and mission statement; declaring itself a “no-kill facility”.

HSTV operates an Adoption Center and a Spay/Neuter Clinic all in one facility!

Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed on Mondays

Call 865-579-6738 or see our website for Clinic Hours

Our Vision is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in East Tennessee by 2025. The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley provides Solutions for ending euthanasia of adoptable animals:
Adopt, Spay, Keep.

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Business Information


Founded: 1885

Categories: Animal Shelter, Non-Profit Organization

Hours

Tue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Past Events

Home for the Holidays Presented by Grayson Subaru

Home for the Holidays Presented by Grayson Subaru
11:00 am - 12/21/2017

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Grayson Subaru is kicking off its 3rd annual "Home for the Holidays" adoption special. Teaming up with local shelters: Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Young...

Dirty Dogs Done Dirt Cheap

Dirty Dogs Done Dirt Cheap
10:00 am - 08/19/2017

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Having a pet can be costly but HSTV has a solution for you. It's that time of year again! 5th Annual Dirty Dogs Done Dirt Cheap is happening at HSTV on August 19th...

Bark in the Park 2017

Bark in the Park 2017
03:00 pm - 06/17/2017

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Kick off the summer with all things” DOG” at HSTV’s biggest annual community event, Bark in the Park. Participate in activities for people and pooches; visit...

Kong-A Party

Kong-A Party
12:00 pm - 05/20/2017

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

We're having a Kong-A Party! Join us Saturday, May 20th from Noon-3:00 pm at HSTV - 6717 Kingston Pike, Knoxville Dogs need enrichment toys and we use them daily!...

2nd Annual Kitten Shower

2nd Annual Kitten Shower
01:00 pm - 04/08/2017

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

We are holding our 2nd Annual Kitten Shower! Help kitties meow! Last year, HSTV held it's first ever kitten shower! It was a success but sadly there are too many...

Pets 101

Pets 101
09:00 am - 06/25/2016

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Join us for this FREE class and you will learn about:: General Pet Healthcare Behavior issues & obedience training Animal Welfare Animal Laws in the City of Knoxville...

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park
03:00 pm - 06/11/2016

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

The 22nd Annual Bark in the Park will be on Saturday June 11th from 3pm-8pm at World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn. There will be a $5 donation at the gate that includes...

Kitten Shower

Kitten Shower
02:00 pm - 05/28/2016

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We're Expecting! Welcome Kittens in need with a donation. Donation list: KMR kitten formula Fleece blankets and towels Laundry detergent and dish soap Metal or...

Paws on the Table

Paws on the Table
10:00 am - 04/19/2016

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Join us on Tuesday, April 19 for our 1st Annual Paws on the Table, an event benefiting homeless animals in our community. Sponsored by Knoxville Mercury. When you...

Spay it Forward for World Spay Day

Spay it Forward for World Spay Day
10:00 am - 02/18/2016

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

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Grayson Subaru Home for the Holidays

Grayson Subaru Home for the Holidays
11:00 am - 12/21/2015

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Grayson Subaru sponsors ‘Home for the Holidays’ adoption special at Young-Williams Animal Center, Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Animal welfare agencies...

Open House

Open House
01:00 pm - 11/29/2015

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

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A New Day for Gray: A Senior Pet Adoption Event

A New Day for Gray: A Senior Pet Adoption Event
11:00 am - 11/20/2015

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Senior pets end up homeless for many reasons. Sometimes guardians pass away, families are split up, finances get tight. Then a pet losses his family and home. This...

Holiday Online Auction

Holiday Online Auction
10:00 am - 11/16/2015

At Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Holiday Online Auction will be held on our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/419138631629266/ Join the group now for the chance to preview items before they are...

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