Anderson County Animal Shelter

Find Anderson County Tennessee animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Anderson County Animal Control 101 South Main Street Clinton TN 37716 865-457-2414


Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue PO Box 4922 Oak Ridge TN 37831 865-269-3021

Network Offering Animals Help 201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge TN 37830 423-483-1417

Oak Ridge Animal Shelter 395 Belgrade Road Oak Ridge TN 37830 865-425-3423

Oak Ridge Humane Society 969 Oak Ridge Tpke PMB 366 Oak Ridge TN 37830 865-482-1133

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.