How much does it cost to adopt a pet?
• Adult Cats $75
• Senior Cats $50 • Kittens $75
• Senior Dogs $100 • Adult Dogs $150
• Puppies $200.
Adoption fees are subject to change. When you adopt from Friends of Campbell County, TN Animals/Campbell County Animal Shelter (FCCA/CCAS), your pet has received the following services thanks to donor support: a preliminary exam, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, flea & tick treatment, intestinal parasite deworming, spay/neuter surgery, feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus testing (cats) and heartworm testing (dogs).
Q. Are all of the pets vaccinated and spayed or neutered? A. Yes, all FCCA pets are up to date on vaccines at the time of adoption, including Rabies. Depending on the age of your new pet or how long he has been at CCAS, he may need booster vaccines soon after adoption. All FCCA dogs six months or older have been tested for heartworms. All dogs should be immediately started on heartworm prevention. All FCCA cats have been tested for feline Leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus. All FCCA pets go home with a vaccine/medical record.
Q. How do I adopt? What is the process? A. When you find the right pet for you, you will be asked to complete a brief adoption application. After your application has been reviewed and approved, your pet will be approved to go home upon signing your adoption contract and paying the adoption fee.Adoption Rules/Requirements Cat adoptions are $55 per cat /$75 per kitten and includes spay or neuter, FelV/FIV testing, deworming and age appropriate vaccinations, including rabies. Dog adoptions are $150 per dog/ $200 per puppy and includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, deworming and heartworm testing, if applicable. A vet reference and/or home visit are required. Personal references may be required also. A fenced yard or any other containment of your new pet on your personal property is required. Campbell County has a leash law for ALL dogs.
Spay and Neuter
Every day there are approximately 70,000 puppies and kittens born in the United States. There are not enough homes for all of these babies! Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your pet safe, healthy and ensure that they never contribute to the unwanted pet population. Still, having surgery performed on your pet can be scary. Knowing the FACTS can help you make the best decision for your pet. Here are some frequently asked questions:
Q. How old does my pet have to be in order to be spayed or neutered?
A. This varies, depending on the veterinarian performing the surgery. Specific information will be provided when you call to make the appointment. Males should be at least old enough for their testicles to have “dropped”, or be visible, but ideally your pet should be altered before the age of six (6) months.
Q. Are there health benefits to having my male pet neutered? A. Yes, definitely! Having your male neutered at an early age will decrease the probability of prostate disease and/or cancer in adulthood, as well as help prevent the “annoying” behavior exhibited by many unaltered males.
Q. Isn’t it safer to wait until my pet is a little older to have the surgery, because of the anesthesia? A. No, in fact, like humans, young animals bounce back from surgery much more quickly than adults. Also, many unaltered pets actually get pregnant before they are 6 months of age, while they are themselves still growing. This is dangerous for your pet, and increases the chances of issues with their health, or that of the babies.
Q. My pet is male, so I don’t really have to worry about unwanted babies do I? A. Yes, you do. It takes two to tango! Males younger than 6 months can detect a female in heat for miles, and will often do whatever is necessary to find a mate, even at a young age. Sadly, close to 80% of the dogs hit and killed, are unaltered males. Q. How long will my pet have to stay after surgery? A. In most instances, your pet will go home the same day. The staff will make sure that your pet is awake and alert, before letting them leave. You will be provided with after-care instructions when you pick your pet up. Unless you are told otherwise, absorbable sutures (female) or sometimes surgical glue (males) is used, so that no follow-up appointment is necessary.
NSWERLOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC COMING SOON! In the meantime, contact our shelter for more information, or follow this link to be referred to Spay Campbell County, a non-profit spay/neuter organization. Not in our area? If you are a Tennessee resident and are looking for spay/neuter services in your area, please call this toll-free help line for more information- (866) 907-7729 (SPAY) or click on the link below. CAIT
We are always looking for great volunteers who believe in our mission. Volunteers can work with animals, assist in day-to-day operations, participate in transports or help with off-site adoption events.
Valid Driver’s License$10 T-shirt fee Donate 2 hours monthly to stay active Access to Transportation Junior Volunteers
We welcome volunteers ages 14-18 without a driver’s license if joined by a parent/guardian.The parent/guardian must also complete a volunteer application and purchase a volunteer T-shirt
FCCA welcomes groups of volunteers who would like to volunteer their time or participate in a specific project or event.If you are interested in volunteering with a group, please contact our shelter manager.
Court Ordered Community Service
On a very limited basis, we do accept court ordered community service volunteers. All individuals must present documentation verifying the type of offense.All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record in sexual offense, theft, violent crimes or animal cruelty. Court ordered volunteers are required to pay a $75 (non-refundable) fee to cover their T-shirt and background check. FCCA reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteers for offenses not listed above. Questions? Please contact our shelter manager at the shelter.
PUBLIC SHELTER HOURS TUESDAY-SATURDAY 12pm-5:30pm CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.SHELTER CALLS Which include calls about adoptions, drop off surrenders or strays, lost and found, reclaims, etc. 423-566-8018. If we do not answer please leave your name and number, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Surrendering your pet
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FCCA Board Member
FCCA Founding Member
Animal Control Officer
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State and County Animal Laws
The Friends of the Campbell County, TN Animals (FCCA) non-profit organization was formed in October 2012, for the purpose of improving the lives of companion animals throughout Campbell County. At that time, the municipal animal shelter had a very high euthanasia rate; approximately 97%. One of the main goals of FCCA was to positively affect this percentage in a variety of ways: 1) by working to facilitate low-cost spay/neuter services, fewer unwanted animals would be present in the county, 2) through the use of a community food bank, assistance to low-income families would help keep animals in their homes, and 3) by working to establish strong bonds with animal rescue organizations, animals housed at the shelter might have greater opportunities to find committed and loving homes. Due in large part to the effectiveness and popularity of the FCCA within the community, in July 2015, Campbell County officially relinquished the management and daily operation of the animal shelter to the organization. Additionally, in November 2017, the FCCA voluntarily accepted the responsibility of animal control within the county.From the time of the organization’s inception, the members of FCCA have worked tirelessly toward meeting the objectives outlined in our Mission Statement. Originally, a goal of 100 spay/neuter surgeries per month, was established. This number was to include owner-paid services, as well surgeries scheduled through the financial assistance programs Rock “n” Roll Spay/Neuter and the mobile PAL clinic. Due to the enormous success of the low-cost spay/neuter programs, there has been an evolution of the original goal. The FCCA is currently working toward the implementation of a permanent low-cost clinic to be located at the animal shelter.
In addition to successfully addressing the need for animal population control, the FCCA has formed strong working relationships with numerous reputable rescue organizations, which has helped facilitate the reduction in the shelter euthanasia rate to a historically low level. Currently, the shelter intake is approximately 250 animals per month, of which 65% are successfully placed with partner rescues for adoption into permanent homes. This excludes animals that are adopted directly from the shelter by local families, and/or through sponsored FCCA adoption events.
Our current facility, the Campbell County Animal Shelter, is equipped with 20 adult canine runs as well as an additional 12 puppy kennels. For felines, we have 29 adult/kitten kennels and a recently added enclosed, outdoor “catio”. The shelter staff is comprised of three full-time, as well as two part-time, paid positions. All FCCA personnel, including the shelter Director, are unpaid volunteers. We rely on county reserves, membership dues, fundraising efforts, grants and donations to fund all of our operations. The FCCA is continuously striving to expand our services, as well as our membership base.
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Policies and General Procedures
1)We are striving to be a no-kill organization as defined by this national standard: Saving 90% or more of the homeless dogs and cats that are taken in; with euthanasia reserved only for unhealthy and untreatable animals. The term “Unhealthy & Untreatable” means and includes dogs and cats who, at or subsequent to the time they are taken into possession, a)have a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health or safety risk or otherwise makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community; or b)are suffering from a disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the animal’s health or is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community. 2)Adoptable animals are defined as dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age, who are healthy or treatable. Healthy means dogs and cats not having 1(a) or 1(b) above. Treatable means dogs and cats who are rehabilitatable or manageable.We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We are a private, non-profit organization funded by government payments, donations, fundraising events, adoptions, and requested grants. We do receive annual support from county government; however, we are not owned or operated by the county government. 3)All contributions are considered available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor. All contributions are to be used to support the programs of the organization. Budget and spending decisions are the responsibility of the Board. 4)Lost, found, stray, abandoned and abused animals from within the county boundaries are the responsibility of this facility. 5)Returns: As space allows, we will take back any animal that was adopted through FCCA and attempt to re-home. If our shelter population exceeds 25% returned animals, pending return requests will go on a waiting list. 6)Animals come through our intake process and are placed for adoption or transport to a rescue. Every animal is spayed or neutered before being sent home, unless surgery poses a certain threat to the animal’s life. 7)We house animals in a humane environment as recommended by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. 8) Medical policy: We will complete any treatment protocol or medication regimen for illnesses of adopted animals which were previously diagnosed while in the care of FCCA. 9) Hospice care: We will provide the initial medication for an adopted animal with a terminal condition. The adopter will be responsible for continued medication and treatment for the remainder of the animal’s life. 10) All adoptions require an application and a contract. The adoption application can be modified from time to time by FCCA Managers or Directors. The adoption contract can only be modified with a Board vote. 11) Adoption fees are set by and can be modified from time to time by the Director or by Board vote. 12)Adoption policies are set by and can be modified by the Director or Board vote. 13)We spay or neuter every animal prior to adoption, unless surgery poses a certain threat to the animal’s life. 14)We offer low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the general public. We require deposits for multiple animals, previous cancellations and grant supported surgeries. 15)Spay/Neuter policies: We will alter any animal weighing over 2.5 pounds and under 100 pounds at our on-site facility at the discretion of the operating veterinarian. We will spay pregnant females and terminate pregnancies on occasion, unless surgery poses a certain threat to the animal’s life. 16)Our main facility is located at 749 Towe String Road, Jacksboro, Tennessee 37757. 17)The organization is debt free as of October 2012. Acquisition of debt requires a ¾ positive vote of the Board of Directors. 18)We are an equal opportunity employer. 19)Media: All media inquiries go to Director or FCCA President. 20)Partnerships: We will enter into business partnerships from time to time with local and national organizations. None of these relationships will be construed as exclusive or a permanent partnerships or endorsement of any organization partnered with. 21)We observe an anti-nepotism policy. 22)All new Board members receive copies of: FCCA By-Laws, Statement of Mission, and a Policies and General Procedures. New Board members are given an orientation and financial overview by the Director. 23)All Board members sign a conflict of interest policy statement and all potential conflicts are disclosed on a yearly basis. 24)All Board members and employees sign a confidentiality agreement.
Our Board Members are volunteers holding full-time jobs in their prospective fields.
Secretary/TreasurerFCCA Founding Member
In case of emergency please contact following organizations
Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic
UT Vet. Hospital Emergency Clinic
Animal Emergency and Specialty Center
Fountain City Animal Hospital
Animal Poison Center
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Campbell County 423-566-8018
City of LaFollette 423-562-4961
Town of Jacksboro 423-562-9312
UT Ag Office 423-562-9474