Animal Shelter

Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter

Shannon Posada,

(423) 547-6359

135 Sycamore Shoals Dr
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday - closed

Closed all Carter County Holidays

Animal Control and Reporting Animal Issues

Non-Emergency Calls:

If you have a non-emergency call, please call the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter during regular business hours between 10:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. If you get our answering machine, please leave a message for assistance and the calls will be returned the next business day. The messages are checked several times daily during operating hours. Please know that we have one Animal Control Officer that is covering the entire Carter County area. Please be patient as he responds to each call as they are prioritized. Please do not call 911 for non-emergency situations. 

Emergency Calls:

If you have an emergency that a law enforcement officer is needed, please call 911. An emergency is an injured animal, aggressive animal that is a threat to people or other animals, animals that are severely neglected and animals that have been or are being abused.



To see cats and dogs available for adoption in the shelter, please look at our Petfinder page at ECCAS Adoptable Dogs and Cats

To keep up with Shelter news, learn about special adoption events, and to see adoptable pets, please check our ECCAS Facebook Page.

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