Every week Monroe County Animal Shelter features an animal from our shelter that is looking for a forever home. It takes lots of work to get those babies ready for adoption, and lots of great people to do the work.
Our volunteers at the shelter do many jobs, from bathing to walking, to just providing love and comfort. Once an animal comes into the shelter and has been evaluated, it needs to be bathed and cuddled and that’s always a fun job!
For folks who don’t want to work directly with the animals, we have lots of cleaning, stocking and maintenance jobs.
Our thrift store is also run by great volunteers, and is another good opportunity for those who would rather not work directly with animals but want to contribute to their welfare. The store is located at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville.
We are always looking for great fosters. We work with several rescue organizations and we work hard to place our animals into foster homes prior to going to rescue. Placing animals into foster homes prior to relocating them to rescue increases their chances of adoption. It helps to socialize them and introduce them to a home environment. Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. The shelter provides everything the foster needs to care for the animals during their stay, from food to dishes, toys, etc. All the animals are vetted before leaving the shelter as well.
We also have our Second Chance Pals (SCP) program. This program provides foster care for our older animals or those with health issues. These animals may stay in foster for an unlimited time, as they stay until they are adopted. These animals are also available for adoption by the folks who foster them.
We participate in PetSmart adoption events each month and always need volunteers to help us show our animals and talk to potential adopters.
One of our other big needs is folks who like to drive! We need drivers for our relocations to our rescue partners. We work with some wonderful rescue agencies who so graciously take our animals into their locations and adopt them from there. Our responsibility is to get these babies safely to their destination, and the more willing drivers we have, the more lives we can save!
We are located behind Walmart in Madisonville, at 170 Kefauver Lane. Call 423-442-1015 for more information. Please contact us if you love animals and would like to learn more about becoming a foster or volunteering with us in any way. We would love to have you join our team!
NOTE: All animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.
Please spay or neuter your own pets and help us keep our county's pet population under control.