Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals

2132 Amnicola Hwy Chattanooga, TN 37406

Phone : 423-698-4612

Fax : 423-622-8145

Chasin’ Tail

chasintail3Mission: Chasin’ Tail is a scenic motorcycle ride and show to benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga (HES).

Pet overpopulation is a national epidemic. Our mission is to educate the public concerning proper care & treatment of all companion animals & to utilize available resources to effectively reduce the number of those animals found homeless in our community.

chasintail2Our programs & services are designed to serve the animals in our care & to give them a second chance. Our purpose is to help lost, abandoned or abused animals & our goal is to never again have to euthanize an animal because there is not enough room for them in our shelter.

chasintail1Each year almost 5,000 animals are delivered to our facility. Our hopes are to convince our community to spay & neuter their animals, adopt animals from local animal shelters or rescue groups and to be responsible owners. Only responsible human guardianship & a heightened public awareness of the need for prevention through spaying & neutering will bring about the changes in pet over population.

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