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We work in Tennessee to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Contact Us  Resources for animals in Tennessee See Tennessee News on Facebook


Meet Our Tennessee State Director

Tennessee State Director, Eric Swafford, previously served as the Director of Rural Development and Outreach for HSUS. Prior to working for HSUS, he served three terms in the Tennessee General Assembly as a state representative. Eric is a 6th generation beef cattle farmer from Pikeville and ran his own cattle consulting and marketing business for over 10 years.
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