Director's Message

Dear Animal Advocates,

Happy New Year to Everyone!  I am happy and proud to say 2013 was a terrific year for the animals in our care.  Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much.”  That was certainly the case for Nashville Humane Association in 2013.

2013 was a record year for finding homes for the homeless.  With the commitment of staff, volunteers, our community and supporters, I am pleased to announce that we found homes for 3,312 animals.    Moreover, through our community food bank, we distributed more than 13,000 pounds of dry food and more than 4,500 cans of wet food to those in need.

Controlling pet overpopulation is of paramount importance and we strive to approach the problem proactively through our spay/neuter programs.  In 2013, we spayed and neutered more than 8,100 animals in the community providing assistance to more than 3,500 families.

In 2013 we celebrated 10 years in our current building as well as celebrated ROVER’s 10th birthday.  I remember the excitement we felt when we moved in and the realization that we could do so much more for the animals in our care.  It was amazing to see the vision of some become the reality for others.

While we are proud of what we accomplished in 2013, it is important to give credit where credit is due:  none of our success would be possible without the support of our community.  We extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters.  You are the reason we are able to do the work we do.

2013 has now come to a close.  As productive as it was, 2014 brings new challenges, new opportunities, renewed excitement and commitment to all the animals in our community.  I hope you will join me on this exciting journey.  With your ongoing support and generosity I have no doubt that together we can make 2014 another outstanding year.

On behalf of all the animals that are counting on us, thank you for your commitment, your support and your generosity.


Warmest Regards,

Joy Beach, Executive Director