Happy Tales Humane

Happy Tales Humane

a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals in Middle Tennessee

Happy Tales Humane was founded in 1996 to provide the area with an animal shelter that does not use euthanasia to make room for additional animals. HTH operated as a ‘virtual shelter’, housing all animals in dedicated foster homes, until 2000 when a shelter for the cats was opened in The Factory at Franklin.

All of the dogs in HTH’s adoption program are still kept in foster homes, though the goal is to one day open a shelter where both cats and dogs can be housed on-site. HTH is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter with our own Board of Directors. All of our funding is through tax-deductible donations.

Our Mission
Happy Tales Humane is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals in Middle Tennessee by rescuing, caring for, and finding adoptive homes for unwanted pets; by taking action to prevent pet overpopulation; by fostering a respect for all life; by encouraging volunteerism; and by educating the community about responsible pet guardianship.

Board of Directors

  • Paul Nowak, Board Chair and Treasurer
  • Tina Tackett, Secretary
  • Mike Bergert
  • Bennie Copeland
  • Patti Brown James
  • John Mark McDougal
  • Emily Ghearing
  • Michelle Weidner
  • Laura Palmer

Emeritus Members

  • Judge Al Nations
  • Vicky Stout

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