Benton County Animal Shelter
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As of July 1st, 2010, WE HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW FACILITY!! Thank you Benton County for seeing that we were in need of a facility to house and care for the animals of our county. Our new address is 915 Divider Natchez Trace in Camden. Still working on a few loose ends. When all is complete, we will host an Open House for all to see.
Who We Are
Benton County Animal Shelter has been under new management since January 12, 2008. In our first year, we wrote policies and procedures as well as hired new staff and began training. In 2010, we built a brand new facility and managed to reduce the population of stray animals in Benton county as well as drastically reduced the incidence of dog bites. In January of 2011, the shelter will again be under new management as the shelter board will be rotating out. Stay tuned for new and excited changes at Benton County Animal Shelter.....
Adopting a friend
For adoption fee scale, please notify the shelter at 731-584-3152. The fee includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccines of anyone 12weeks of age or older, one parvo vaccine, and strongid dewormer. Applications are required. For application please email the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION RESCUE GROUPS!!!! Benton County Animal Shelter is dedicated to doing what it takes to save animals lives. It is important to register with our shelter board and become an "approved rescue" to pull from this facility. Please contact the shelter with your 501c3 status, adoption application, contract, vet reference contact information, and references from other facilities you pull from. We'll be glad to assist you. If you are not approved, you can still pay the adoption fee and let us do the vetting, then you are welcome to find homes for them on your own.
Pull fee's for approved rescue organizations are waived. However, no vetting will be done. All vetting will be the responsibility of the approved rescue organization.
LOCAL ADOPTIONS: The primary procedure is to come meet the pet of interests and fill out the application. Or you can fill out the application and wait for approval. Once approved and the adoption fee is paid, the pet will be taken to the local vet for spay/neuter, vaccines, etc. When the pet is ready to be picked up, the vet will call you. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to pick up that pet when it is ready.
OUT OF TOWN ADOPTIONS: You'll need to complete the online application and await approval. Once approved, you are encouraged to get to know that pet as well as you can through the shelter staff. You can submit payment and the pet will then be vetted. The vet will call you when it's ready to be picked up. This can eliminate two trips out of town during this adoption process.
OUT OF STATE ADOPTIONS: If you are able to make at least one trip, the adoption process can pretty well be handled long distance. However, it is important to keep in mind the shelter staff does not have access to make long distance phone calls. However, you can email them or call them. If you are not able to make the trip at all, adoptions will be subject to transport availability. This can not be guaranteed, but we will put forth an effort.
Come Visit Us!
The shelter is open for surrenders and adoptions Monday through Saturday from 10am-2pm. The shelter is closed Sundays. The Animal Control Officer is available Monday-Saturday from 8am-5pm. All emergency after hour calls are generated through law enforcement.
Benton County Animal Shelter
915 Divider Natchez Trace
Camden, TN 38320
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