Welcome to the best page on the website!!  This is where you will read and see why the passion is real here at the Frances Hensley Animal Shelter! Connecting the furbabies to the right family is the ultimate goal in our mission! 

Everyone loves a Happy Tail and here are some fantastic ones to share!

Please enjoy and always remember to submit your happy tail story. Remember to add a photo to share with our fellow happy tail fan club!

Happy Tails Stories

I came to the shelter as a volunteer last August and fell in love with all the babies down there but there was this one crazy dog that stole my heart: Lex (AKA Wild Man Lex). He was the first I walked each Wednesday due to him being so hyper. He loved tennis balls and to run around as much as the leash would allow. I helped with the shelters Adoption Event at TSC last September where Lex was trying to find his forever home. He was so patient as people walked by and was always eager for attention and love. Lex has gotten that love and attention everyday because I adopted him and took him home with me. Lex grew up in the shelter and had never seen a TV, had a yard, or played with other dogs. His world changed and so did ours. He is a member of our family, one of the best dogs we have ever had and couldn't be happier.

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Frances Halbrook Hensley

Animal Shelter

78 Mig Dr

Lexington, Tennessee 38351

P 731.249.9443  F 731.249.9428


Open to the Public

Tuesday - Friday

11 am to 5 pm


11 am to 3 pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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