Animal Shelter

Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter

Shannon Posada,


(423) 547-6359

135 Sycamore Shoals Dr
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 12:00 to 4:30 pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

**NOTICE** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic all adoptions at the animal shelter are by appointment only.

Closed all holidays


If you need to meet or speak with an Animal Control Officer regarding an animal issue or wish to report suspected animal neglect or cruelty, please contact 911.


Shelter News:

We are excited to offer a Community/Feral Cat program to our Carter County Community. This program will allow the community an opportunity to have the community/feral cats spayed or neutered, ear tipped, and a rabies vaccine at absolutely no charge! That’s correct No Charge! This program is being offered through the ASPCA of Asheville, NC. The ear tip is to identify the cat has been spayed or neutered! This program can help tremendously with the cat population in our area. This program is for Carter County residents only! Please be patient as we received permission from the Carter County Commission on August 17, 2020, for this program and are currently working to schedule spay & neuter appointments. Please call the shelter for more information and to be placed on a list for sprays and neuters. If we are unable to get to the phone please leave a message and our staff will contact you. In order to participate in this program, the person bringing in the cat must sign this release form: Spay-Neuter Transportation Release
Please share this exciting news with our Carter County Community!
As always, we appreciate your love and support!


To keep up with Shelter news and see adoptable pets, please check us out on Facebook by clicking HERE.


Top Five Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

  • You’ll Save a Life
  • You’ll Get a Healthy Pet
  • You’ll Save Money
  • You’ll Feel Better
  • You Won’t Be Supporting Puppy Mills





Carter County Government extends their thanks and appreciation to the Estate of Glenda Taylor DeLawder for their loving gift of the Suncatcher Catios and for Custom Cages’ owner Adam Keller and Ted Judy – Public Relations & Social Media Manager for producing this wonderful video.