The mission of Animal Control is to promote and enforce the humane treatment of our animal population as well as a dedication to rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the pet population through a cooperative effort with the community.
Accomplishing this will require providing:
- Quick and courteous responses to service requests
- Promoting animal placements by increasing animal adoptions
- Establishing working relationships with animal rescue organizations
- Providing education to the members of the community on rabies eradication, animal care and disease prevention, and animal population control
Each staff member shares the responsibility, and accountability, for achieving these objectives. Employees are responsible for understanding the relationship of their duties on the job and the dedication of the division in respect to the objectives listed above. The success of the division is directly related to the commitment that each member is willing to extend to their community.
About Our Shelter
We are a very small dog only shelter in rural middle TN. We currently do not accept owner surrenders, only take in stray dogs and try to reunite them with their family. On the occasions that their family can’t be found, or if the family is not interested in claiming their pet, we do all we can to find adoptive homes for them or place them with approved rescues.
Aside from running a local shelter, we try very hard to reach out to our community and help put low income families in touch with low cost vaccination and spay / neuter clinics to help improve the life of their four legged family members. As with all rural shelters in economically depressed areas, our adoption numbers aren’t very high so we strive to work with as many rescues as we can and we are always looking for more wonderful volunteers to help out the fur kids!
Come Meet our Pets
We are open Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call to verify someone is at the shelter as we may be out on a call. We're open Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday and will schedule appointments for adoptions or rescue only.