Waverly Animal Shelter

108 Young Rd
Waverly, Tn 37185


        "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." -Martin Buber

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 We are employed by the City of Waverly Animal Control. We respond to calls of animals in danger, roaming strays, lost and found animals, abandoned and owner surrendered pets. We partner with The Humphreys County Humane Society and our local veterinary offices, to offer these unwanted animals a second chance at life. We work together, to help abused, abandoned, homeless, lost and unwanted animals get the medical attention, food, shelter, water, love and attention they so much deserve. Together with the help of our community and volunteers we are dedicated to finding as many homes as possible for these animals.  Humphreys County Humane Society also offers programs to help offset the costs of spaying and neutering your pet for those, who otherwise, may not be able to afford the full cost. Pet overpopulation is a serious problem, please do your part, be a responsible pet owner, spay and neuter, together we can fight pet overpopulation and save lives. Thank you for choosing to adopt.

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Events & Pet Safety

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Missing Pets??
Report missing pets immediately. Do not wait a few days to see if they come back on their own. Call your local vets, Humane Society and Animal Control, post photos online of your missing pet, include description with a name and a 24 hour contact number you can be reached at. The most important thing you can do is GET THE WORD OUT

Summer Safety

Please if you must keep your pets outside, make sure they have SHADE and plenty of FRESH WATER. Dogs do not sweat and can easily die from HEATSTROKE. If you can provide them with a small pool of water to cool down in, please do so also. You love them, keep them safe: NEVER leave your dog in a hot car, leave them home where they are safe and cool.

Suspect Animal Cruelty??

If you suspect cruelty to an Animal(s), PLEASE do the following:Write Down:

  • WHO is suspected?
  • WHAT happened?
  • WHERE did it happen
  • WHEN did it happen?

Then, PLEASE contact the Anti Cruelty  Team (ACT) of Waverly by calling:931-296-7319 or Tonya George (the Captain of ACT)at 931-264-0957.

Call the Police if the Animal is in danger of bodily harm or death.

For Animals who have no choice, please
stand up & use YOUR VOICE.
(Your report can remain anonymous)



We are always in need of short and long term foster   homes for the Humane Society. Many animals that come to us have been mistreated, starved and abused, some have never known a gentle touch or what it is like to be loved, many have lived a life of nothing but pain and fear. Others have lived a good life, in a good home, for many years, only to be thrown out - abandoned by the only family they have ever known....just because. We need your help, to help them. We need foster families to take these animals into their homes to help show them, not all humans are bad, show them love and kindness, teach them how to trust again, somewhere a family is waiting to love them forever, all they need is a little time. We also need families to foster animals who are waiting for transport, that are very stressed in the shelter environment, nursing young and just to make room for the many other homeless pets. All food and medical is covered by the Humane Society for foster pets. Please help us save as many lives as we can. If you have room in your home and heart to help one of these animals get the second chance at life they so deserve, please call us at 931-296-7319,  email: shltr@bellsouth.net. Humphreys County Humane Society 931-296-7733 email:  hchumanesociety2012@gmail .com 


Humphrey's County Humane Society

 Humphreys County Humane Society is a non profit animal welfare group made up entirely of volunteers. Waverly Animal Shelter and HCHS work together hand in hand to save as many lives as we can. HCHS funds all of our adoptions from our shelter, they pay for all spays, neuters and vaccinations, as well as all medical bills for animals rescued from abuse, neglect or brought into the shelter sick and injured, without them we would not be able to handle adoptions, we would not be able to provide medical care and we would become a pound, not a shelter. HCHS applies for grants to help our shelter and our community with programs such a SNAP. HCHS also investigate reports of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect including seeking justice for these animals. Humane Society volunteers work tirelessly for the rights of animals and are always seeking new members. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the Public Works building (Old MLEC building) at 6:30. Everyone is welcome to attend and if you wish to become a member memberships fees are only $15.00 per year, however you do not need to be a member to be a volunteer. We are always in need of donations, sponsors, shelter volunteers, foster families and people to help with Petsmart Adoption Days. Everything we do, every penny we raise goes to the well being of our animals. For more information on becoming a Humane Society member, shelter volunteer, fostering a homeless pet or to sponsor a pet adoption please call 931-296-7319, 931-296-7733 For more information about Humphreys County Humane Society please visit http://humphreyscountyhumane.org 



The Humphreys County Humane Society along with our local vet offices work together to offer a low cost spay/neuter program. The program is income based and applications can be obtained at Waverly Animal Shelter during regular business hours.

Mon & Friday 8-4:30 Closed 12-1 for lunch; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8-1


Come Visit Us!!

  • From I-40 take exit 143, turn onto hwy 13 NORTH(this will be going towards McDonalds)
  • Drive approximately 15.5 miles North on Hwy 13
  • Turn left onto Matthews Hollow Road (Almost directly across from the hospital)
  • Go to the top of the hill, approx 1/10 of a mile
  • Turn left onto Young Rd, follow it back, you will see a chain link fence and the shelter entrance on your right
 Adoption Fees
  • Cats $55.00
  • Kittens $55.00
  • Dogs $75.00
  • Puppies $65.00

Adoption fee covers Spay/Neuter 1st shots & deworming. Heartworm test is also included for dogs 6 months of age and over.

Shelter Hours
  • Monday 8-12 & 1-4:30
  • Tuesday 8-1
  • Wednesday 8-1
  • Thursday 8-1
  • Friday 8-12 & 1-4:30

After hour and weekend adoptions by appointment only for serious adopters

Wish List 
  • Purina Cat/Kitten chow
  • Purina Dog/Puppy Chow
  • Kitty Litter, any kind
  • Bleach
  • Pine-sol any scent
  • Washable cat beds
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Cat/dog toys
  • Plastic buckets
  • Coffee cans for food
  • Used towels and blankets
  • Collars and leashes
  • Dog and cat treats

Volunteers are always welcome. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday.
We are always in need of :

  • Dog walkers
  • Kitty Cuddlers 
  • Help with Feeding
  • Help with Cleaning
  • Socializing animals
  • Picture takers
  • Transporters
  • Dog Bathers
Contact Us

Waverly Animal Shelter
108 Young Road

Waverly, TN 37185
Phone: 931-296-7319


Click here for a list of pets at this shelter 


Look deep into the eyes of any animal, and then for a moment, trade places, their life becomes as precious as yours and you become as vulnerable as them. Now smile if you believe all animals deserve our respect and our protection, for in a way, they are us, and we are them.”