Our Adoptable Pet list is a sample of the many wonderful pets available at the shelter. Call 423-623-1010 or E-mail: newportas@charter.net your name, address, and phone, along with the type of pet you are interested in.

Our Featured Pets Of The Week

Our Featured Pet Of The Week appears in the Sunday edition of the Newport Plain Talk and on this web site.

Do you have room in your heart for Sonny?
Call Newport Animal Shelter 423-623-1010.
Click on Sonny for more information and additional photos.

Do you have room in your heart for Susie?
Call Newport Animal Shelter 423-623-1010.
Click on Susie for more information and additional photos.

DIRECTIONS: Come Visit Newport Animal Shelter!

Newport Animal Shelter is located in East Tennessee, Interstate 40 to exit 435, east of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Come visit us at 420 Humane Way, Newport, TN 37821.

We are closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and all holidays.
Open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11-4 and Saturday 11-2.

Directions from I-40 exit 435, on exit ramp (from Knoxville go left) (from Asheville go right), onto US Hwy 321, Cosby Hwy, turn left at third traffic light onto Hedrick Drive between Mobil Pit Stop and Newport Federal Bank across from CVS. (Hedrick Drive circles Cocke County High School.) Turn left on Bailey Street. Turn left on Humane Way. Watch for blue and white Newport Animal Shelter signs starting at the Mobil Pit Stop.

Directions from US 25/70, Old Knoxville Hwy, W Broadway, turn on Hedrick Drive between Cedarwood Veterinarian Clinic and Betty's Drive In, (Hedrick Drive circles Cocke County High School). Turn right on Bailey Street. Turn left on Humane Way. Watch for blue and white Newport Animal Shelter signs starting at the Cedarwood Veterinarian Clinic.

CONTACT: Newport Animal Shelter

Newport Animal Shelter
420 Humane Way
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-623-1010
Fax: 423-625-8449
Email: newportas@charter.net
Web Page Address: www.newportanimalshelter.petfinder.com
Animal Control Emergencies Only: 423-623-8777
Open To The Public: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 11-4, Sat: 11-2

HOW TO ADOPT YOUR BEST FRIEND

ADOPTION FEES (Cash or checks only. We do not accept credit cards):
Dogs and puppies: $80
Cats and kittens: $35

ALL ADOPTED ANIMALS MUST BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED.

Adoption fees for dogs include: A physical examination, spay or neuter surgery, a microchip for identification, tatoo for spay/neuter verification, annual rabies shot, bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine, first round of shots for distemper and parvo, a heartworm test and deworming.

Please Click Here to view photos and descriptions of our Adoptable Animals.

Once you locate a companion, the following will occur. We require you to visit the shelter, meet the pet that your are interested in, be interviewed, fill out the adoption contract, and pay the adoption fees with cash, money order or check. We will schedule the pet for vetting and notify you of the surgery date. You will be called when your new best friend is ready to go home.

You will be asked a few questions about your history dealing with animals, your source of income to provide for the pet, and be required to thoroughly read and complete our contract. All applications will be considered, however, we reserve the right to refuse any adoption.

We adopt dogs and cats, puppies and kittens to out of state residents and will gladly work with you to ensure your chosen buddy is the perfect fit for your family. A veterinary referral is required so please be sure to have your vet's name and phone number ready.

RESCUE GROUPS

If you are with a Rescue Group, please send us the following items:
Proof of your 501c (3) status if applicable.
Your veterinarian's name and phone number.
Your adoption policies and contract.
You will be required to:
Complete our adoption contract.
Pay our adoption fee with cash or check.
All pets must be spayed/neutered and current on rabies.
You may request additional veterinarian procedures at your expense.
We will continue to search for a permanent home for the pet until the date of the surgery.
If the pet is adopted into a permanent home, your funds will be returned.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

VOLUNTEERS work side by side with the staff on a daily basis. These people are true animal lovers and the staff appreciates them deeply. You are welcome to volunteer in the following areas: Assist with cleaning, pet, walk, groom, or just spend time playing with the animals. Your time with an animal will improve their chance of adoption. Volunteers under 16 must be with a parent at all times. Volunteers over 16 must be capable of working unsupervised. Release must be signed by parent. Volunteers can schedule their work hours - you help decide what duties and hours you are comfortable with. Call Lisa at 423-623-1010 to get started.

The "FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER" welcome new members with ideas, time, and energy. They meet the second Thursday of each Month at Newport city hall at 6:00PM. Our local volunteer, 501c(3), fundraising organization works closely with the shelter to help raise money, educate the public, and provide volunteers to the shelter. The Friends of the Animal Shelter also raise money for their low income public outreach spay and neuter Prevent A Litter Program. Applications are available at the shelter. To donate to the Prevent A Litter Program mail checks to: Friends of the Animal Shelter, P O Box 42, Newport, TN 37822.

OUR SHELTER NEEDS: Pet supplies such as puppy canned food, blankets for bedding, flea drops for cats and dogs, a pet scale to weigh large dogs, Kuranda Pet Beds, live animal traps, wire pet crates, stainless steel pet bowls, cat toys, adjustable dog collars, dog leashes, newspapers to line kennels, litter box supplies, bleach, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, paper towels, air fresheners, and gel hand sanitizer.

DONATE MONEY: to help with Medical Treatment or the Outdoor Dog Exercise Runs. To Donate to the Shelter mail donation to: Newport Animal Shelter, 420 Humane Way, Newport, TN 37821.

Shelter Care Insurance donates $25 to our shelter for each new policy purchased using the banner links on our pet description page. Newly adopted pets receive insurance free for a limited time from Shelter Care and Petfinder.

See the links to Kuranda Pet Beds and Petco Pet Supplies to send us gifts from these stores.

Donate a Bed Kuranda Dog Beds would allow our dogs to sleep comfortably. Their beds are durable and easy to clean. Please click on the dog to visit the KURANDA web page and donate a bed to the Newport Animal Shelter.

Lost Pets

Everyday someone reports a missing pet to the shelter. Everyday several pets are brought to the shelter. The problem is matching the pets to the owners. Help us get your lost pets back home by having your pet microchipped. Microchips contain a number which can be traced to you. They are the size of a grain of rice and are injected under the pet's skin. Shelters have scanners that look for microchips. Lost pets often loose their collars, but microchips don't fall off.

Purchase a $15 microchip from the shelter. Buy a collar and an ID tag with your name, addrsss, and phone number. Visit your veterinarian to get your pet spayed or neutered, microchip injected, vaccinated, then put the rabies tag on the collar. Last but not least, put the collar with the tags on the pet.

When your pet is missing go straight to the animal shelter. Next go to the newspaper and radio stations to place lost pet ads. If everyone followed these simple steps, we would be able to decrease the number of animals that are euthanized at our shelter. Our number one objective is getting your lost pet back into your loving arms, but we can not do that if your pet comes to the shelter without any type of identification.

News

Thank you for visiting the Newport Animal Shelter's web site. We are working very hard to find loving, caring, permanent homes for as many animals as possible.

Our Adoptable Pet list is a sample of the many wonderful pets available at the shelter. Call 423-623-1010 or E-mail: newportanimal@hotmail.com your name, address, and phone, along with the type of pet you are interested in.

ALL ADOPTED ANIMALS MUST BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED.

We need Donations for our Isolation Room.

Who We Are

We are the Newport Animal Shelter funded by City of Newport taxpayers. We function as an Animal Control Facility for Newport and Cocke County, receiving animals from both Newport and Cocke County Animal Control Officers. Our dedicated caring staff includes our animal control director Lisa Layman, animal control officer Chip Rollins, along with administrative assistant Kelli McDaniel, medical director Dr. Carol Hood, volunteer vet Dr. Gil Conklin, vet techs Christine Hayes, and kennel aides Steven Payne, Brenda Underhill, Nelson and Wanda Perez, and Angie Daniels. All employees clean throughout the day, care for the animals, and assist visitors. Our employees are all animal lovers who care for the shelter pets just like you do for your family pets. We also have several wonderful volunteers that help with various duties at the shelter.

The "Friends of the Animal Shelter", our local volunteer, 501c(3), fundraising organization, works closely with the shelter to help raise money, educate the public, and provide volunteers to the shelter. The "Friends of the Animal Shelter" meets the second Thursday of each month at City Hall at 6:00PM.

The Newport Animal Shelter accepts calls from citizens that live in the county and forwards them to the County Animal Control Officer, Scottie Shelton. The Cocke County Animal Control Officer does not work for the Newport Animal Shelter. He is an employee of the Cocke County Mayor and the Cocke County Legislative Board, "CLB". Please contact them if you need additional information about County Animal Control.

What We Do

We are an animal control facility and a shelter. We enforce local and state codes, as well as issue citations. We educate the public about responsible pet ownership, pet over population, and safety issues for animals and humans.

There are thousands of homeless cats and dogs in our county, most of these eventually end up at our shelter. Our facility was originally built to house approximately 65 healthy animals and 15 in isolation; however, we always have at least double that. We quarantine bite case animals for rabies observation. We humanely euthanize dangerous, sick, injured, or unwanted animals. We accept stray, dangerous, and owner surrendered animals from Newport and Cocke County at no charge.

Some of our shelter animals are adopted by animal rescue groups. A few are sent to training facilities to become police dogs, rescue dogs, or seeing eye dogs. We make every effort to reunite lost animals with their owners. Many of our animals are adopted into permanent homes by loving families.

Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, shots for rabies, distemper, parvo, bordetella, heartworm test, deworming and physical exam.

Please Click Here to view photos and descriptions of our Adoptable Animals.

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CONTACT: Newport Animal Shelter

Newport Animal Shelter
420 Humane Way
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-623-1010
Fax: 423-625-8449
Email: newportas@charter.net
Web Page Address: www.newportanimalshelter.petfinder.com
Animal Control Emergencies Only: For Newport city: 423-623-8777 For county residents: 423-237-4472
Open To The Public: M,T,T,F: 11-4, Sat: 11-2

Click here to see our Happy Tails! (Our Recently Adopted Animals)

Click Here to See Newport Animal Shelter's Adoptable Pets