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Celina Batlle

Founder & President of the SPCA of Tennessee,

Celina Batlle Founder & President of The SPCA of Tennessee

Alerne Arrieta

SPCA Vice President Director.

Arlene Arrieta SPCA of Tennessee Vice- President 

Jaime Nguyen


Jaime Nguyen SPCA of Tennessee Secretary and Legal 

Dr. Anne Stanland


Dr. Anne Stanland SPCA Director

Pat Jons


Pat Jons Director

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"My Story"

The Inspiration to Building a Dream - "Home For Every Soul"

 My story began when I was only 10 days old and I almost died. I was taking to San Francisco, CA, and my life change because beside God giving me life, Dr. Edwin Boldrey an amazing Neuro- Surgeon gave me the chance to still be here. it was God who decided my future to make me strong to be who I am as well as my amazing parents, Victoria and Mauricio Batlle. I learned to play guitar and sing what an amazing gift that has giving me so much peace in my heart and soul. I have 3 amazing sisters and a brother my best friend. I love my 3nieces and 2 nephews as well. They are such a blessing in my life.

 Since I was a little girl I love animals. I was just 4-5 years old when I got my first dog. It was a Cocker Spaniel named "Toifel". He was my shadow my best friend and he died at the age of 13 years old. Our house in El Salvador was always full with animals specially German Shepherds,  my dad love the breed as well as I do still, they are so smart, protective and loving.

 I was 15 years old when I composed my first song, I knew between Animals and Music my world will be brighter and from that moment my life change. Animals had been always my passion they bring the best of me and I feel alive. I know my purpose to be here is to be able to help them as much as they have heIp me through all these years. I truly believe that our destiny  is has been written in the book of life and we are in God's hands until he decides where we will meet him again in heaven. We moved to Miami when I just graduated from High School and in Miami I learned English at different schools and then I went to the University of Miami to study Music Marketing. I used to I've in CT and travel all over with the Music Industry but I knew there was a calling for me beside music.

 I moved to Nashville, Tennessee 20 years ago from Miami, Florida with my 2 dogs, Princess and Maggie, Miniature Pinschers, I was married at the time. Then Travis, the Dachshund came along, sick and so malnourished  and the story begins. I started helping Animal Rescues working in transports, picking them up from shelters, taking them to the vet, doing home visits, and just getting more involved in the animal welfare. It was so rewarding seeing those cute faces finding their forever homes. I starting getting to know more about puppy mills- Animals suffering for being overbreed and people just selling them without proper Veterinary Care. A friend told me one day " We all have a past, We all have a story to tell... I am pretty sure these animals suffering with neglect have a story to tell as well. I love Basset Hounds and the main Founder of the New England Basset Rescue asked me for help. Karen Fortier was amazing to work for, and she taught me so much that I will never forget her determination and love for the Bassets in need. She was one of the BEST people I met in rescue.

I started watching The ASPCA programs and reading about difficult cases of cruelty, and it was so overwhelming seeing the suffering of these animals being starved to death, beating by their owners or just being left behind for no reason at all. I realize what I needed to do. I contacted the ASPCA in New York to started a chapter in the state. I file a non-profit status to do it the right way for people to understand the need of help the animals in Tennessee and southern states. The SPCA of Tennessee was founded Dec 2005 and we got our status on 2006. 

We don't receive any monetary funding  from the ASPCA- every SPCA is usually a shelter with animal control. My mission is to built am Animal Sanctuary  where animals can run free and, have special training, being checked and care as soon as they arrive to us and give everyone the chance that they deserve. I have great Board of Directors, and we all are volunteers with full time jobs. 

We all love what we do and we hope that with donations, our hard work that we do together will make our Dream will come true. I have gone through so many dogs in my home that they have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I miss them dearly. At this time I have 13 loving dogs that keep me busy and I promise is never  have a boring moment at home. However there is a dog that won my heart forever. I rescued him from the streets, and every time I was going to find him a home I cried and I begged my ex-husband  to keep him and he finally said YES and I named him Bebe Snowman, He was my soulmate my true best friend that one day I will see him again. It was the true bounding that I never experience and I know he is watching me from Heaven- I miss you Bebe so much- Celina Batlle



Jacob and Me- The horse I saved 14 years ago from going to a slaughter house.

Jacob and Me- The horse I saved 14 years ago from going to a slather place.

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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"Events Coming Up"

Elle Photo Contest


Do yo have a funny picture of you dog or cat that you will like to share and enter in our contest to win a prize? STAY TUNED!

Cat Fest coming to Nashville


The SPCA of Tennessee had been consider as a partner for this amazing event.


Share Your Pet Stories


 Share your great stories about your pets and let's start  2020 to help others understand  how the animals can change our life.

Always Best Friends


Could Dogs and Cats could be best BEST FRIENDS?

Professional Pictures Event!


Would you love to have a professional picture taking with your loving pet ?

Therapeutic Massage For Your Pets


We will be giving therapeutic massages to your pets for a donation of $10.00

"Help Our Cause Spread Love"

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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About Us

Our Future Goal


The SPCA of Tennessee have saved and find homes to over 11,000 homeless animals. There is nothing like seeing"Happy Endings", and wagging tails when they are being loved for their first time. We can always asked ourselves…. how can we all make a difference in the state, and giving the animals a second chance? –Working together is the KEY of a successful ending. 

As a Founder and President of the SPCA of Tennessee for 13 years, I will like to invite everyone to  join our cause and to make Tennessee a better place for animals, and to be proud of their overcome. 

We need SUPPORTERS AND DONATIONS to continue our work in the state; to be able to be SUCCESSFUL - All it takes is people like "YOU" with commitment, determination to make our dream come true. 

We need volunteers and fosters to help us continue getting  the work that we do, until we can built a place for them - There are 95 counties in the state of Tennessee and some of those counties don’t have "Animal Control" and the Sheriff Department won’t do anything to help those animals in need. 

Animals don’t have a voice, we are  their voice, we are their only hope to be able to save their lives.

We want to create a partnership with  the social community, to help homeless people, as well as low income families to have a spay and neuter clinic, to lower the overpopulation in the state. Veterinary care can be very costly and some families don't have the money to care for them. They are animals that they get the help that they need by donating to their care; however they are many others  that they don’t have that  chance because of neglect, abused and careless owners. Dogs, Horses, Cats are being neglected and left without food and shelter in the hot and cold weather. Dogs are being chained and  get scrap from the table instead of dog food. Cats are being multiple because the females keep having kittens, Horses are being left in a  muddy fields, without any grass or hay to eat. So much to do in the state  but with YOUR help we can make Tennessee a better place for animals.

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"We give a second chance to the ones who need us the most...The voiceless ones...Help us help them"

Donna Taggart-Jealous Of The Angels

Always God Needs Angels Next to Him. Always Hold the ones that you love so tight..You never what a Hug could mean to them at that moment....And Always tell them How much you love them.

Donna Taggart-Mom

Mom is Big meaning where you need a shoulder to fall on and to feel safe. Animals come to us because they see us like their mom as well. However Love your Mom and cherish every moment with her,

About Us


Mission Statement

Saving lives if what we do, there will be always injured, helpless, homeless animals needing us along the way. We are here to give them a second chance. With your help we can make Tennessee a better place for animals. We should treat animals as humans wish to be treated. We believe in kindness and compassion for all living creatures, to improved their lives with a positive experience of caring and love. Our main goal is to develop, promote and create programs with new ideas how to help animals and to do what we say we do by building partnerships across the country to improve our resources in the state. We believe by working together we can save more lives    


Make a Difference


Did you know that many wonderful dogs and cats are overlooked at shelters across the nation every day simply because of the color of their fur? Black is the most common color of dog that you’ll find at any shelter. Most shelters find that black dogs, especially large ones, are often the most difficult ones to place.

As an adopter, you can make difference in the life of shelter dog. Join others in experiencing the joys of having a black dog in your life and adopt one today!

We all want to save more lives each year. And the number of animals we can save depends on the number of people who open their hearts and homes to foster them. Young kittens and puppies need foster care until they are old enough to be spayed and neutered. Adult pets who are injured, undergoing heartworm treatment, or have recently given birth need foster care until they are well enough to find their forever homes. You can give these special pets a second chance by fostering.

One of our goals is to keep pets in their home and to educate adopters making their transition process as simple as possible. We hope the following sections of our website will aid you in the care of your pet.

Pet Care: Not all pets have the same needs, nor do they all come pre-trained. Please consider this, and do the appropriate research to help you in the care and training of your pet through all stages of their life.

Pet Safety: Each season brings a new safety hazard to your pets. However, you can be prepared and keep your pet safe from harm.

Pet Friendly Housing: Before making a move, learn how you can find a home that will permit you to keep your pet(s).


Our Goal

 A place to run and be free, a place that they will never be alone, a place where will always be loved. Back in December 25th of 2005 there was a dream that I was always wanted to achieve to be able to help animals in the state of Tennessee. There are so many dogs  and cats being overlooked at the shelter and I wanted to be able to give them a second chance. 

I believe with proper patience and determination these animals can be rehabilitated finding forever homes. I decided to found the SPCA of Tennessee to improve the lives of so many animals that need us. I believe in faith, determination and hope. I hope that years   to come, will bring a brighter future for the SPCA of TN. I have never lost faith because I believe in miracles and my biggest one is to be able to built a place for them.  


Contact Us

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P.O. Box 1014 Brentwood, TN 37024-1014 US

(615) 354-3531

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Give to Receive

 Our mission involves hope and healing to be able to connect and encounter a beautiful journey, servicing and helping others to lead their life with love and understanding to be inspired to reach their path to a successful future.


Together we can Built a Foundation

No matter the time of day or night as long as you are rooted you will grow stronger with your faith. Any donation will give the animals a chance to live a better life and to the ones struggling with their personal issues the blessing and peace in their hearts. Everything is possible with Faith and God in our Hearts. 


Connect and Encounter

The SPCA of Tennessee-will be buildt on faith and support for people who believe in helping others, to believe in themselves, and grow stronger in their faith. For every dollar that you donate the SPCA of Tennessee will match your donation to help built a place where the ones who are suffering in their heart will find peace and love helping the animals in need. There is a part of a Christian song by Cody Carnes, Run to the Father that I personally love "My heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend. We all go to physical and emotional trauma throughout our lives but nothing is impossible when you have God in your heart- Believe and feel his presence because he is part of every step that you take.


"Those Eyes Can Tell You a Story"

Additional Information

Tennessee has come a long way for animal cruelty and helping more animals in need but we still have a long way to go in some counties in the state. Your Donation help us continue helping get every animal a second chance. Help us continue donating to our cause.