Hickman Humane Society, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) founded in 1996 by a small group of volunteers. We are a shelterless society existing in a rural county which has no animal control, no shelter and no local ordinances to control the vast numbers of roaming strays & animal drop off problem. We exist with virtually no community support and actually no support from the county government. Our funding is entirely dependent upon donations.
Shine and Ebony are beautiful 5 year old black Lab mixes around 70 pounds. Shine has a cute shaggy look around his ears and his chin! He is friendly and with his foster family, a bit shy of strangers, but that could be overcame quickly. Poor Shine and his brother Ebony have been in a foster home their entire lives and are so attached to each other if adopt they HAVE to be together. It is sad but black dogs are often overlooked. The brothers like to hide from everyone else and just snuggle up and play together. They are very smart guys, they don't potty in their kennel! Both dogs do walk on leash and are good with other dogs. If you are looking for two big outside protectors this is the pair for you. The boys MUST have a fenced yard so they can not run off. It would help if you had a 10x 10 too. That is where they like to sleep and go to feel safe. They get really nervous if one gets taken out of the pen and the other is left behind. Ebony likes to be inside the barn with his brother when it rains. They love to play with other dogs, chew bones, and toys. Both also love water and attention. Please find it in your heart to give these great boys a chance at a great new life with your family. They are up date on vaccines and have been altered. The Adoption fee has been lowered to $75.00 for both in hopes of finding his forever home! To learn more about Ebony and Shine or our other special pets call Hickman Humane Society 1-866-304-3352 !
About Hickman Humane Society
At this time, we have a small group of foster care homes which is our only method of providing care for the small numbers of animals we are able to take in. Animals are adopted through websites such as Petfinders, Adopt a Pet, and Rescue Me. Also with the partnering of Critter Cavalry and Great Dogs - northeastern rescue organizations and by Pet of the Month ads in the local Hickman County Times newspaper, and Pet Patrol announcements on our local radio station, KIX 96. We also hold local adoptathons and most Saturday's we can be found at PetCo in Brentwood, Tn or at Tractor Supply Company in Fairview,Tn.
Our group has a very successful low cost spay/neuter program which has been available to county residents since 2001. Thanks to this program and the participating veterinarians who generously support it many county pet owners have been provided with assistance in having their pets spayed and neutered .
We have been a recipient of the State Animal Friendly Spay/Neuter Grant for 5 years now and will continue to seek funding through the state to further provide assistance to area residents.
Nevertheless, we are continually in need of donations to keep our organization viable. Our foster care program is continuously in need of funds for medical care, food and supplies. All of the animals we take in are age appropriate spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, IDEXX tested and placed on heartworm preventive before they are adopted out. Any medical needs are taken care of, so adoptive families can be assured the animal they choose is healthy and well cared for.
Any donations may be sent to P.O. Box 183 Centerville, Tn 37033. All donations are tax deductible. Donations of food, supplies, etc. may be made by calling the Hickman Humane Society answering service toll free at 1-866-304-3352 to make suitable arrangements.
All dogs are age appropriately spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, IDEXX tested for Heartworm, Lyme disease and Ehrlichia. They are placed on a heartworm preventive when taken into our foster care program. Cats are rabies vaccinated, dewormed and spayed or neutered. Feline adoptions are $75.00. All puppies and kittens not old enough to be altered can be adopted, however we do charge the state required spay/neuter deposit of $75.00 in addition to our normal adoption fee. This deposit is held and is refundable when the animal is altered within a specified time frame, and proof of being altered is sent to Hickman Humane. Our adoption Coordinators are committed to matching the right pet to the right family so all will have many happy years together.
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We hope at some time in the future to have a shelter ...however at this time we operate solely with volunteers that generously provide their hearts,time, and homes to foster and care for these animals. Animals can be shown to prospective adopters by calling our telephone answering service at 1-866-304-3352. An adoption coordinator will be happy to set up an appointment for anyone wishing to see an animal. Please visit the link below to help our special needs animals with the purchase of a Thundershirt. Petfinders and Thundershirt have partnered to help make it easier for you to donate a shirt to one of our babies in need. They have reduced the price to only $27.00. Please help us help the animals others have forgotten. All donations are tax deductible.
Come Visit Us!
Hickman Humane Society
PO Box 183
Centerville, TN 37033
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You can also see our pets on Adopt-a-pet.com
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