Humane Society of Dickson County

aka Dickson Humane Society   |   Dickson, TN   |  www.humanesocietyofdickson.com

Mission

The mission of the Humane Society of Dickson County is;To give voice and shelter to unwanted, abandoned and abused animals in our community and find them forever homes. To teach the importance of spaying and neutering and educate the public in responsible pet ownership.

Ruling year info

1990

Board President

Mr/Mrs Carrie Parker Peery

Main address

311 Tennsco Dr

Dickson, TN 37055 USA

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EIN

62-1330414

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Dickson County, and a few surrounding Counties with no Animal Control, have a terrible problem with stray, lost, and abandoned dogs and cats. The Humane Society of Dickson County is working to take these animals in, treat any illness/injury, make sure they have all their vaccines, are spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped. Then we will find them a home! We are working to educate our community on spaying and neutering their dogs and cats, and properly caring for them. We are growing every year - in 2019 we found homes for over 1200 dogs and cats. We expect to increase that number significantly in 2020.

Our programs

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Animal Shelter & Adoptions

The Humane Society of Dickson County animal shelter has a limited intake policy. The shelter will hold approximately 180 cats and dogs.There are more homeless and abandoned animals needing homes in Dickson County than there are places to care for them. When the shelter reaches capacity, the staff has to place animals on a waiting list. This is not easy on staff or the individuals wanting to find immediate homes for the animal(s) in their care, but this is a reality for animals in Dickson County. When there is space staff accepts dogs and cats from Dickson County and cares for them until they are adopted. We don't ask for a fee as many people may not be able to afford it, but we do ask for a donation.  The pet has to be healthy, friendly, and social. Feral animals will be turned away and directed to animal control. Anyone can adopt an animal from the shelter. The adoption fee for dogs is $175 and cats are $50.00, they all come vetted, spayed /neutered (or appointment has been made with a veterinarian partner) and dogs are micro-chipped.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tennessee is among 22 states trying to reduce dog and cat overpopulation through the sale of "Animal Friendly" license plates. When drivers purchase the special "Animal Friendly" license plates for their cars, Tennessee sets aside a portion of the proceeds for spay/neuter funds. We are a receipent of this grant anad use it to help stop pet overpopulation in Dickson County. Studies show that low income families are two times more likely to have an unaltered pet. To qualify for the free/low-cost spay/neuter program, adopting parties need to show proof of some form of government assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HSDC staff and volunteers visit local schools, civic groups and other community organizations to teach adults and children about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.  We also have partnered with the Red Cross to foster animals of people in crisis, such as a house burning down, until they can re-claim their animals.  We have also partnered with the YMCA, which opens as a warming station during cold weather, so that people's pets can be safe and warm as well and they don't have to leave them out in the cold.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pet therapy provides a source of hope and pleasure for people of all ages facing difficult times in convalescent homes, hospitals, mental health centers, abused children's homes and juvenile detention centers. HSDC volunteers bring canine and feline warmth to people who aren't able to experience the joys of pet ownership.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) To continue to find homes for the abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats in our Community.

2) To establish a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral and stray cats in our Community.

3) To open a low cost spay/neuter clinic for our Community.

1) We continually reach out to our Community and beyond, showcasing our wonderful available dogs and cats.

2) and 3) We now have a Veterinarian on staff spaying/neutering and treating our animals. Our second step is to begin the Trap Neuter Release Program, and finally to open services to the public.

We have a Facebook and Instagram presence with close to 20,000 followers. We post our animals on several different sites nationwide.

We are also working with several 501c3 rescues to transfer dogs and cats to them when possible, opening up space for new

In the span of 4 years, we've gone from a small rural shelter with limited means, and low number of adoptions, to a beautiful new facility.

We have gone from 20 adoptions per month to 150 per month!

We visit Schools and Nursing homes for educational purposes and to bring comfort to the elderly.

We have partnered with the American Red Cross to house people's animals when they are in crisis, holding them until they get on their feet.

We have Partnered with the YMCA which opens as a warming station for the homeless in cold weather, holding their pets in a warm safe environment so they don't have to choose between their pet and safety.

We are working to partner with a Veteran's Organization to make sure Veteran's have the dog or cat they need for emotional support.

Any time we can help someone, human or animal, we will!

Financials

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Humane Society of Dickson County

Board of directors
as of 9/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Carrie Parker-Peery

Parker Peery Realtors

Term: 2016 - 2019

Amanda Russell

First Insurance Partners

Jeff Bledsoe

Dickson County Sherriff's Department

Bobby Deal

Retired

Rachel Bradley

Tabitha Jenette

Chris Bushe

Susan Shepherd

Carrie Peery

Malissa Parker

Bill Morgan

Retired

Lisa Perkins

Lynne Glaus

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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