Decatur County Humane Association
PLEASE Don't Delay . . . NEUTER or SPAY!



CLICK HERE For Our Happy Tails (ADOPTED Pets)


Who We Are:


- Location / Size:
West Tennessee / 345 square miles
- Population: 11,339 (85th of Tennessee's 95 counties)
- Population Density: 35.1 people per square mile - Tennessee: 138 - United States: 79.6
- Surrounding Area: North: I-40 East: The Tennessee River South: Hardin County West Henderson County
- Approximate Distance to Large Cities: Nashville  90 miles Memphis 125 miles 
- More information: Business is Booming in Decatur County
- County TN

DECATUR COUNTY HUMANE ASSOCIATION (a not-for-profit 50l-(c)-(3) organization)

- A Dozen Active Volunteers
- LIMITED FOSTERS - PLEASE foster if you can (even a few months is helpful)! Leash training (and crate training if possible) is a MUST to get pets adopted!
- No Shelter
- No County Animal Control (so there's no place for unwanted pets, thus, causing misery, cruelty and death!) 
We are a small, all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) that rescues dogs in Tennessee and transports them to the Northeast as we find good adopters. We do this because there are SO MANYunwanted animals due to the lack of stringent Spay/Neuter Laws in Tennessee.

Our organization believes that spaying and neutering is the most effective and humane way of controlling our pet overpopulation because there are not enough homes for all of the unwanted litters. We offer a low cost Spay/Neuter services to our residents to assist in controlling the animal population.

Our goal is to save the precious lives through adoption and spay/neuter.


Dear Decatur County Humane Association

We at are pleased to present you with a Dog Rescue Award for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work at the Decatur County Humane Association certainly qualifies as one of them.

Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for dogs in need. We wish you the best in continuing your highly valued service.

Thanks again for all you do
Best Regards

Senior Editor

- MANY homeless pets are dropped off as is mentioned in the heartbreaking poem above!

- Fighting Pet Overpopulation (low cost spay/neuter program for dogs/cats of county residents who qualify) that's dependent upon availability of grant funds.
~E-mail for a spay/neuter application or pick one up at Decatur County Animal Clinic, Animal Care Clinic or Smoochers Pet Salon.
- Rescuing puppies and their mothers (if space is available) so they can be quickly adopted or transported to the northeast to loving FOREVER homes 
- Rescuing other canines, if space is available, but 95% of the time, we DO NOT HAVE THE SPACE since there are so few foster homes.
- Providing some assistance to felines (food and some medical care) when funds are available.

FACEBOOK: Decatur County (TN) Humane Association

FACEBOOK: Northeast Adoption Happy Tails Album

FOR UPDATES: See our YAHOO MESSAGE BOARD (lost/found pets, events, free ad posting, etc.) You can read the messages even if you are not a member. To post an ad, you will need to join the message board, but that's FREE, QUICK and EASY!

Adopting A Friend:

All of these pets have been spayed/neutered, are current on their shots, de-wormed, tested for heartworm, ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease, started on heartworm preventive (depending on age) and the adopter will receive a copy of their health record.

To have a dog transported to the northeast so you can pick them up at your preferred stop, please contact the Adoption Coordinator ( for fees since additional vetting is required for transport. We use P.E.T.S. Transport and they make SATURDAY stops in 8 cities: Hagerstown, MD - Allentown, PA - Pluckemin, NJ - Nanuet, NY - Glastonbury, CT - Plainfield, CT - Windham, NH - Hampton, NH

To Adopt
1.) Please request an Adoption Application from, complete it and return it.
2.) Usually, in less than 24 hours, we will have reviewed your application and notified you whether or not you have been approved for adoption. If you have been approved, we will send additional information.

3.) For additional information, please contact us: (fastest) or leave a message (731-852-3001).



Secure Link
Mail To

Decatur County Humane Assoc.
P.O. Box 514
Parsons, TN 38363

VOLUNTEERS (We are a tiny group and we DESPERATELY need some help!)

- Foster Homes: Even a few months of one-on-one time and basic training can increase a canine's chances of being adopted SIGNIFICANTLY!
- Socialization of Animals: We need weekly walkers to help us walk and leash-train for the same reason as is mentioned above!
- Cleaning Kennels
- Feeding Animals
- Fund-Raising Projects and Ideas
- More

ITEMS AND SUPPLIES (used in good condition or new)

- A rodent-proof storage building
for our pet food
- Poured concrete (or pavers) for our kennels
- Leashes and collars
- Dog beds
- Bedding
- Bowls
- Towels
- Indestructible dog toys, etc.


- "Best Choice" UPCs: Decaturville/Johnson's Food Warehouse . . . Parsons/Food Giant (Both have our UPC collection box. Please ASK if you don't see it!)
- Collection of Cartridges: Ink, Laser Jet and Copier
- Collection of: Cell Phones, PDAs and iPods
- Decaturville Main Street Festival: Third Saturday in October. ALL entrance fees for the “Strut your Mutt” dog show will go to our SPAY/NEUTER fund!
- Dixie Delights Consignment Shop/Decaturville
- Rummage Sales (Spring and Fall):
- Peavine Festival: Third weekend in September (in conjunction with the Annual TN Week for the Animals)
- Smoochers Peavine Puppy Prance: ALL entrance fees will go to our SPAY/NEUTER fund!

- Spring Home & Garden Show


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