Nashville Humane Association (NHA) is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation, and promoting the humane treatment of animals. Incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, and is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. While NHA is recognized nationally for our outstanding staff and programs, we are not a government agency or part of a national humane organization. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.