Updated: 10 May, 2023
Governing documents, past years' 990s and budgets are   
available at https://givingmatters.civicore.com 
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and/or financial assistance can be obtained by contacting:

​​Macon County S/N Assist
Overton County - SNIP-OC
PAWS of Dale Hollow
Smith County Humane
White County Humane Soc.
Mjr MikeShipley S/N Clinic
Paul's Clinic

Elsewhere in Tenn visit spaytennessee.org
Bissell Pet Foundation
Petfinder: A new pet is waiting for you at Petfinder
Date:  5/10/2023
Cookeville, TN - The Humane Society of Putnam County has sent invitations to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Upper Cumberland who offer spay/neuter assistance to Upper Cumberland residents to apply for a matching grant to assist them in their missions.  Grant cycles will continue while funding is available.  Individuals seeking financial assistance should contact organizations in their areas that offer spay/neuter assistance.  

Date:  4/10/2023
Cookeville, TN - The Humane Society of Putnam County has received word from the Attorney General that the transfer of assets to Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue has been approved.  To contact this new organization, please call 931-854-5055 or email majormikeshipleyclinic@gmail.com.  The next meeting of the HSPC board of directors will take place on May 1st at 4pm.  For more information, click the contact us button to the right.  

Date:  02/14/2023
Cookeville, TN - The Humane Society of Putnam County has agreed to transfer assets and supplies used in the operation of the former Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay Neuter Clinic to Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue with the intention of them re-opening a spay/neuter clinic located at the same location of 180 Miller Road, Cookeville.  The appropriate paperwork has been submitted to the State of Tennessee Attorney General and a decision is expected no later than March 31,2023.  

Cookeville, TN. – The Humane Society of Putnam County is seeking a current 501c(3) organization or governmental agency to assume operation of the Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay Neuter Clinic. Interested groups should send a business plan, IRS determination letter, and past five years of financial records (newer groups can send fewer years) to humanesocietyofputnamcounty@yahoo.com. Time is of the essence so please respond soon. If you intend to apply but need time to complete, please inform us of your intent.

Cookeville, TN. – The Humane Society of Putnam County board of directors have made the difficult decision to temporarily cease operating the Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay Neuter Clinic. At this time, we are initiating a thorough review of finances, staffing and management in order to ensure a sustainable business model for the future.
We recognize the value of this asset to the community and look forward to sharing news of our progress toward re-opening.  We are always seeking new members to join our board of directors, and invite any interested parties throughout the Upper Cumberland to send a letter of inquiry to humanesocietyofputnamcounty@yahoo.com.  

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Total Surgeries from August 2007 through December 2022 is 63,173 
with approximately 60% from Putnam County, 30% from Jackson, Overton and White counties, 9% from surrounding counties and 1% from outside the U.C. region.
Our Spay/Neuter Clinic has permanently closed, but assets have been transferred to Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue.  They can be contacted at 931-854-5055 or majormikeshipleyclinic@gmail.com 

HSPC offers grant funding by invitation only to 501(c)(3) organizations whose mission is to provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance to residents of the Upper Cumberland. We are NOT an animal shelter.  If you find a stray, contact your local sheriffs department.