Who We Are

The Tupelo Lee Humane Society was founded in 1979 in an effort to provide lifesaving adoption services for animals in the city shelter. Over 40 years later, TLHS is still providing adoption options to our community and has expanded our lifesaving programs in an effort to make a larger impact on animal welfare in Lee County and surrounding areas. The Tupelo Lee Humane Society’s mission is to promote humane treatment, prevent cruelty, provide education, and end pet overpopulation.

TLHS moved into our new facility located on Cliff Gookin Blvd in October of 2018. Our new facility was designed to fit our operational needs so that we could continue to develop our programs and save even more lives. With animal welfare changing exponentially in our country, the new facility gave us the opportunity to adapt our programs with our ever changing culture.

The Tupelo Lee Humane Society currently operates with several lifesaving programs that include community spay and neuter, local adoptions, transport of animals to northern rescue partners, foster promotion, and volunteer/community service availability. Program advancement and expansion allows our community to engage with our organization in more depth and helps to promote our vision and goals.

Shelby Benson

Animal Care Technician

Terrie Brown


Melvin Burks


Chloe Dillard

Intake Coordinator

Kaily Edwards

Veterinary technician

Kerry Frazier

Sr. veterinary technician

Sierra Gresham

Animal care technician

Pam Griffin

Spay clinic receptionist

Dylan Hester

animal care technician

Cassidy Hodge

administrative assistant

Adriana Hopkins

outreach coordinator

Wesley Lancaster

Sr. Animal Care Technician

John Miller

Director of operations

Montana Moody

foster coordinator

Devon Owensby

animal care technician

Mandie Patrick

Placement DIrector

Brad Richardson

Animal care technician

Olivia Tucker

Animal Care techncian

Dena Stanford

Executive Director

Madilyn Wood

Veterinary Technician


Photography Credit: tupelo lee humane society

Our Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic is now open & taking appointments.


$60 – Canine Neuter
$100 – Canine Spay
$40 – Feline Neuter
$60 – Feline Spay
*All of the prices include pain medication.

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Happy woman cuddling her cat

Additional Charges

$10 for Rabies shot -if 3 months old or older and has not already had one
$25 if your pet is in heat or pregnant at the time of surgery
*If your pet has already had its rabies shot please bring proof on the day of your appointment.

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Eric Soderstrom

Dena Stanford

Hollie Watson

Women hugging dog in the summer park.

Other Services

$25 – Microchip
$20 – Heartworm Test
$25 – FelV/FIV/Heartworm Test Combo
$15 – E-Collar

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*We cannot perform surgery on pets that have: smushed faces (Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Shar-Pei, Pekinese, Pug, Shih-Tzu, etc…), over 8 years old, &/or weighs over 80 lbs.

Our Mission

  • Promote humane treatment
  • Prevent cruelty
  • Provide education
  • Eliminate pet over-population

Our Values

  • Adopt animals into permanent, responsible homes
  • Promote spay and neuter practices
  • Assist law enforcement in cases of abuse, cruelty, or neglect
  • Raise awareness in the community about animal welfare
  • Serve our community as a resource for education
  • Encourage our community to make a difference by volunteering
  • Partner with rescues to distribute the surplus of animals from this area
  • Be an advocate for the safety, health, and well being of all animals