Find Blount 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.
Blount County Animal Control 223 Currie Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-980-6244
Blount County Animal Rescue Effort PO Box 832 Louisville TN 37777 865-982-7900
Blount County Humane Society 1005 East Broadway Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-382-7652
Blount County SPCA 1116 East Broadway Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-805-7104
Maryville Animal Control 426 Home Avenue Maryville TN 37801 865-984-3010
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.