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June 8

MCHS Garage Sale

8am - 1pm

Knoxville Skate Pit

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June 8

MCHS Garage Sale

Our garage sale is scheduled for June 8 at the Skate Pit.  We will be accepting donations at the Knoxville Skate Pit June 2 from 1 - 3 and June 4 and June 6 from 4 - 7.  The sale will be June 8 from 8 - 1.  Please bring us your donations!  We cannot accept clothing or electronics.  Thank you!!

8am - 1pm

Knoxville Skate Pit

June 1

Run for the Dogs 5K

8am - 11am


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June 1

Run for the Dogs 5K

The Marion County Humane Society dogs are at it again — get ready for the second annual Run for the Dogs 5K!

Race registration opens at 8:00 AM, and the race starts at 8:30 AM. Registration is $25 per person or $30 the day of the event. Pre-register before May 10 to guarantee a race finisher medal.

Be sure to register to save your spot:

Please limit one dog only per runner, and only bring dogs that are friendly with other dogs. Please ensure that any dogs attending the race are up to date on their vaccinations, and wear their rabies tag to the race.

All donations and proceeds will go toward helping the cats and dogs at the Marion County Humane Society.

8am - 11am


About Us


Our services

Our mission is to humanely care for homeless pets, return them to their current owners, or adopt them to new loving homes. In addition we will educate the public about responsible leg ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

Our Hours

Our hours:

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday - Closed

**You can also call us to set up an appointment if you want to adopt after hours**

real testimonials

I used to volunteer here in high school before I graduated out of melcher-dallas. every time I go there they're always super nice, sometimes it takes a minute or two for them to talk to you because they're a little bit busy but all in all an amazing experience and I recommend if you'd like to get a pet you should go here! If you just have a little bit of free time and you just don't want to sit at home and watch TV go volunteer over there walk the dogs it's honestly amazing!

I adopted a kitten, the most beautiful kitten I've ever seen. as I got there they were just getting ready to leave, they stayed and let me adopt Frosty. This was probably one of the best things I've done for myself. She loves me so much and she is so therapeutic for me.

I adopted a dog lab named super from here I cherish Cindy and the staff forever for having super be able to live the country life back home here in Michigan, also this was when the dog was 5 years old and he is 11 now. Happy Super all the time here he always is in my garden when I work and loves his truck rides and visiting everyone.a jumping in the pool📷

This shelter is sooo nice and helpful! Id tell anyone to go here!! 

They helped us find the right fit for out family and I'm so happy they thought we would be a great match!!!

Had a great experience adopting my cat Miss Betty! Highly recommend.

I met some wonderful women who run & volunteer for this rescue and was able to get a tour. They were all so kind and talked about the pets as if they were their own. Proud to be a supporter.

Great facility with great people. We adopted our "Jack" and they were so helpful and easy to work with. Great place!

Animal Reclaims

If  you and your pet have been separated, we will give them food, water, shelter, and love and do our best to reunite you.  The Humane Society charges $25.00 for the first day and $10 for each additional day.  If you have not reclaimed your pet within 7 days, however, the animal becomes ours and we will find a loving home to adopt him or her.


There may be charges from your local police department to pet owners.

If you find a stray animal, please call your local non-emergency police dispatch phone number and they will advise you on their process.

Change in City Fine Policy for Animals at Large

Beginning February 1, 2019, there will be a change in payment of fines from the city for animals at large.  Please note, these fines are not new, only the manner of collection has changed in order to reclaim your animal.  The fines for any animal that has been picked up by the Knoxville Police Department are $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense and further offenses.  In addition, Marion County Humane Society charges $25.00 for the first day of impound and $10.00 for each additional day.  You have 7 days to reclaim your animal or it becomes the property of MCHS and will be put up for adoption. 

In order to reclaim your animal after February 1, city fines will need to be paid before your animal can be reclaimed, including unpaid fines for the past 2 years.   Fines can either be paid at the Knoxville Police Department or they can be paid at Marion County Humane Society.  If payment arrangements need to be made, you will need to contact the Police Department.  Marion County Humane Society has no authority to arrange payments. 

Collecting fines in this manner will save tax payers money.  Knoxville Police Department pays a fee for every animal taken to the shelter.  Knoxville Police Department then cites the animal’s owner in order to recoup the cost.  If fines are not paid on reclaimed animals, the City of Knoxville has to cover the cost without reimbursement from the animal’s owner. 

Thank you for understanding. 

When does a stray cat become yours?

The policy for the City of Knoxville is that a stray cat belongs to you if you give it food and water for 1 day.  Please call the non-emergency dispatch number to pick up the cat and bring it to MCHS rather than feeding it.  Thank you!

About Us

How We're Helping


The Marion County Humane Society is an animal shelter located in Knoxville that serves the entire Marion County area. The purpose of the MCHS is to give shelter to stray, lost or abandoned dogs and cats until either their owners are found or they are adopted to new homes. Since being founded in 1986 the MCHS has always required their adoptees to be altered to help the pet overpopulation. Part of the goal of the MCHS is to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We have seen a huge decline in the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens in the area. community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

Get Involved


Are you passionate helping animals? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you  from Marion County Humane Society!!


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