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Monroe County
Friends of Animals:
Volunteer Support
to the Shelter

Proud to be the FIRST
Pets for Patriots Shelter
in Tennessee!

Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc

We would like to see more cats using our spay/neuter vouchers. Vouchers can be used for Barn cats, House cats and Outdoor cats you love that can be placed in a take to the vet.

A pet owner can receive multiple vouchers.

Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc. (SNAP) will issue about 100 free spay/neuter vouchers to low income Monroe County Residents on Saturday, May 9th      (click here for more)

See S.N.A.P. Information

For more info, go to SNAP Web Site: For information on how to qualify, contact Mike or Susan Cleverdon at 423-884-6801.

Prevention is wiser than destruction.
Please neuter your pets.

Please support our shelter.



Click on Belle's picture to complete an application to adopt/foster.
(See for additional information.)


(Photos Credit: Dorothy Baxter)

Belle is ready and raring to go to her new home. She's our beautiful 2 year old black German Shepherd who was born missing a rear back foot. She is adapting nicely to her new temporary prosthesis and will be fitted with a permanent device once we are sure that we've got just the right fit for her. All costs regarding the prosthesis have been covered, so there will be no financial burden. She is currently in her phase two foster home where she is practicing her socialization and manners skills but needs to find another home to continue her journey.


Due to a change in her foster family's life circumstances, she needs to be placed in another home by the end of the week. She was originally removed from the shelter because she was seriously unable to cope in that environment so returning her to that type of situation is not a solution, even on a temporary basis.

Belle is a one-man or woman dog and becomes quite attached and loyal to her foster family, so we are hoping to place her in a permanent home as quickly as possible. She is a special needs dog and will continue to require extra help, but is adapting to her prosthesis and she is still amazed that she can actually walk without having to drag her rear leg for the first time in her life.

We are currently in the process of evaluating her ability to live in a multi-dog household. She is discerningly loving and her foster family has found her very easy to train and is happiest when she has a job to do. Belle is very willing to please and takes food rewards from your hand with a soft and gentle mouth. She has actually written a diary of her experiences in her current foster home and her foster family is happy to provide more information and to answer any questions you might have.

Finding a forever home for Belle at this point would be ideal, but whether temporary or forever, Belle needs a place to live IMMEDIATELY. She is not the dog for a first-time owner but given leadership and positive reinforcement, she will have an opportunity to continue to develop and shine. If you think that you could be a hero for Belle, she needs you NOW. Please call The Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015 to be directed to Belle's contact number. After hours, please email

Check out our web site at and like us on Facebook at TN Monroe County Animal Shelter. Call (423-442-1015) or visit the shelter at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2 (new Saturday hours.) The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.



We celebrate all the volunteers who work with the Monroe County Animal Shelter and the Monroe County Friends of Animals. They are a big reason so many animal's lives are being saved in Monroe County. Smokey and Miss Kitty represent us as good will ambassadors and live in their costumed characters through snow, sleet, freezing cold and blasting summer heat and humidity. A special thanks to Paul and Tina Wenner for their dedication.


IMPORTANT NOTE: At the present time there is NO full time Animal Control Officer in Monroe County. Please call the Sheriff’s office at 423-442-3911 to report cases of stray animals, animal endangerment or abuse/neglect. Please do not call the shelter.


NOTE: All animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.

Please spay or neuter your own pets
help us keep our county's pet population under control.

Do your part to keep Monroe County beautiful and visitor friendly.
Use the number below to report instances of stray or abused animals:
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Please note that this is not the direct number to Animal Control, but the Sheriff's Dispatch which takes a report and then relays information to Animal Control.

For information about lost or found pets and adoption, contact:
Monroe County Animal Shelter
170 Kefauver Lane, Madisonville, TN 37354

Map to Shelter
located behind Wal-Mart | Hours: Tues - Fri 10 to 5; Sat 10 to 2.
Closed Sun/Mon.

To become a member of MCFA, make a donation,
volunteer either in the shelter or in another venue, contact:
Monroe County Friend of Animals
P.O. Box 106, Vonore, TN 37885
phone: 423.442.1015

(Updated: Wednesday, 05/13/2015)