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Rhea County Animal Shelter


The idea of an animal shelter is not a new one in Rhea County. For years, concerned citizens held out hope, organized and formed groups such as the Rhea County Humane Society, Save-A-Pet and others in an attempt to solve the problem of stray animals. I shared this vision with other concerned citizens and was determined to find a solution. The Sheriff's Department answers approximately 85 animal related calls per month, and I knew something had to be done. Through hard work and donations from many individuals and businesses along with Rhea County Sheriff's Department employees, we have completed this facility and have received state certification and accepting animals.

We understand that it has been a long process and much work has to be done to ensure the safety of all our citizens as well as the welfare of all stray animals in Rhea County. The frustration that many local citizens have felt when they called for a stray animal to be picked up and no facility was available is now over. While some view stray animals as a nuisance, others see that there is a potential health hazard for Rhea County Citizens who might be attacked by a diseased animal. Also, the vision of unhealthy animals roaming the neighborhoods in an attempt to find food is also now over. We will be working with the local animal hospitals on an aggressive spay and neuter program aimed at providing those services at reduced rates for citizens who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

The Rhea County Animal Shelter was made possible in large part by the donations of concern citzens, businesses and civic organizations. More than $45,000 was raised to support this cause. We also want to thank Tommy Snyder and the Rhea County Highway Department who donated many hours and equipment to improve the land.

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Location and Contact Information


Animal Control Officer

Thomas Wilson


Part-Time Office Assistant

Virginia Beers

Head Volunteers

John and Janice Osborne

 

Volunteers

Virginia Beers
Helen Miko
Katie Miko
Beth Pendleton
Stephanie Gagnon
Tina Feuston-Jackson

Address and Phone

9118 Back Valley Road
Evensville, TN  37332
Phone (423)775-2029

Hours of Operation

M-F 8:00-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday


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Animal Rescue Groups and Volunteers

The Rhea County Sheriff's Dept. and Sheriff Mike Neal would like to thank Rhea County for the continuing support of the shelter through volunteer work and monetary donations. 

We would also like to thank the following Animal Rescue Groups:

  • Almost Home
  • Shaggy Dog Rescue
  • All American Daschund
  • Above All Animal Rescue
  • Dixie Animal Alliance
    Ashley Eisenback, DVM

If you would  like to make a donation to the Rhea County Animal Shelter please make check payable to Rhea County Animal Shelter (memo: Donation) and mail to the following address:

Mailing Address

Attn: Rhea County Animal Shelter
Rhea County Sheriff's Dept
444 2nd Ave,
Dayton, TN 37321

 


Click Here to see Animals Available for Adoption at the Rhea County Animal Shelter

Photo Gallery - Location and Contact Information - Available for Adoption - Rhea County Sheriff's Dept. Website