Tennessee Shelter

Tennessee Shelter


Find Your Right Horse

Your Adoption Specialist | Kristen Breakfield
Horses are my passion and my life. I train horses at Horse Plus Humane Society’s Tennessee Shelter and my goal is to help you find the right horse. I will give you a full disclosure on any horse you are interested in. You will have access to a 1 hour complimentary lesson with me and your new horse at the time of adoption. I will also be available if you have questions about your adopted horse in the future. – Kristen Breakfield 931-306-6623 | kristen.b@horsehumane.org

All adopters must be approved before adopting. Fill out the Adoption Application, click here.

Tennessee Shelter Adoptable Animals

Contact Shelter


By Appointment

Adoption Specialist:

Kristen Breakfield

Email: kristen.b@horsehumane.org

Phone: 1-888-HPHS-077 ext. 702

Shelter Address:

600 Charles McClearen Rd

Hohenwald, TN 38462

 Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 485

Hohenwald, TN 38462


Surrender fees: $0- Donations  Appreciated

Adoption fees: $0.00-$500.00

     Transporting fees: $1 a mile- Round Trip

Shelter Blog

Kentucky 1-Day Open Door Shelter 21 Horses Surrendered!

The 1-Day Open Door Shelter in Kentucky this last weekend was a great event!  21 horses were surrendered, horses whose owners could no longer keep them.  One person brought 3 feral stallions, he said he had been trying to find homes for them for 5 years.  He was the first to arrive and was so grateful for this event.  ABC 36 came out during the event to cover it, and they did a great job.  To watch the news video clip, click here.
There were a variety of horses surrendered.  There were young horses, and elderly horses in their 30’s.  There was even a poor little miniature mare that was suffering from a horrible cancerous tumor.  The veterinarians evaluated all of the horses and 9 of the horses needed the Last Act of Kindness.  We are thankful for this program, without this option, their owners were unable to provide the Last Act of Kindness for them.  The others, including the 3 feral stallions, were placed with adoption partners.   Those partners are: Kentucky Humane Society, Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Heart of Phoenix, and 2 horses came to our shelter here in TN.

We posted a lot of photos on our Facebook page so you can see the event and get a feel for how it went.  If you don’t have a Facebook account, you should still be able to see the pictures.  To see photos from this event, click here.

We would like to thank the Right Horse Initiative for making this 1-Day Open Door Shelter possible through a generous grant.  We are nearing the end of the grant but will help as many horses through the 1-Day Open Door Shelter program as we can until the funds are gone.

New Horses, Adoptions, KY 1-Day Shelter & More

It has been a very busy couple of weeks here. Last week we assisted the Franklin County Police Department with a seizure of multiple horses. The horses were in a big field in sad condition. We were happy that we were there to help even though it was a sad sight. Here is some more information about this case – click here.

We are happy to say that we have ownership of the horses and they are up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of the horses please email kristen.b@horsehumane.org.

May 3rd was another busy day as we had many horses come in. We had one horse that was in critical condition and others that came from the Kentucky Humane Society. We also had some college students come from Florida to volunteer for the day. To watch the video about that day – click here.

The ASPCA is doing a Help a Horse Day competition with a $20,000 grant to the winner. We are excited to say that we have had 18 Help a Horse Day Adoption so far, which makes this the 50th adoption so far this year! This competition is going on until June 30th.

Our Commit to Adopt announcement has been a great success! The Commit to Adopt of $150 can be used for any horse that you are looking for. If we do not have the horse that you are looking for the Commit to Adopt is good for 12 months. To watch our video and to learn more – click here.

On Saturday night one of our EPAP Partners went to an auction and saw two sweet little ponies. We did a fundraiser and thanks to your support we were able to save three ponies. This is one of the little guys and his name is now Little Bit and he is so sweet.

For several years now we’ve been eyeing a beautiful 10 acre+ pasture that borders the shelter’s property on one side. We are very excited to tell you that we have secured a month-to-month lease on this property.  Jason spent a lot of time making sure that it was safe for the horses. It even has a pond they can play in and cool off when the weather is hot. We moved some of the horses from our offsite quarantine facility to this beautiful pasture for the remainder of their quarantine since it does not come in contact with any of our existing horse pens. The horses were so happy being turned loose in this little bit of heaven on earth, thank you for your support that makes all this possible! Watch the video, click here.

This Sunday our team will be in Winchester, Kentucky holding a 1-Day Open Door Shelter for horses whose owners can no longer care for them. At this event horse owners will be able to surrender horses free of charge. We have nearly 30 horses pre-registered to be surrendered at this event. Once the horses are surrendered, they will receive veterinarian care and training evaluations. Adoptable horses will be placed with 501(c)3 non-profits in Kentucky and West Virginia, and there’s a possibility we may also bring horses to our shelter here in Tennessee as well. To see the event’s Facebook page, click here.

Thank you all for your support, it is greatly appreciated and keeps our organization operating and never turning a horse away!