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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, August 8th      (click here for more info)

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.


(Photos Credit: Dorothy Baxter and/or Carrie Dean)

Molly is a sweet little 10 month old Chihuahua mix in need of a special home. Her previous owner was admitted to a nursing care facility but there was no friend or family member able to take care of little Molly. She's very sweet, but extremely scared and nervous in her shelter surroundings. She will require an adult-only home. Molly has been trained to use piddle pads in the house and would need to be taught how to transfer that skill to the outdoors. This is a young little dog who has a full, happy life to look forward to with a loving new owner. If you would like to meet Molly, stop by the Monroe County Animal Shelter (address below) or call 423-442-1015 for more information.


Our shelter intake and euthanasia numbers continue to fall. One of the major reasons for this good news is due to SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets). SNAP offers free vouchers to qualifying families for a spay or neuter procedure at participating local veterinarians. The next voucher session will be held Saturday, August 8, at the Sweetwater City Hall 10-11am. Vouchers are available to qualified Monroe County residents. If live in another county, you can visit to find options for your location. PPAW in Greenback also offers low cost neutering at their clinic for anyone who does not meet the income or county qualifications. Take advantage of these no or low cost opportunities available to EVERYONE.

For safety and health reasons, the shelter has recently changed the type of cat provided in our litter boxes. We are now requiring clumping cat litter, which is more costly than the previous type. Your donations of clumping litter (any brand) will help tremendously to keep costs down so that we may better care for the animals. Paper towels are also in high demand on a daily basis.

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



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: Animal Control is administered through the Sheriff's office. 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: 07/16/2015)