Friends of Campbell County TN Animals (FCCA) is a 501c3 animal welfare and rescue group that operates the Campbell County Animal Shelter.

Friends Of Campbell County TN Animals

To preserve animal life through sheltering animals in a humane environment, promoting pet adoptions, fostering rescue efforts and inspiring advocacy. We urge responsibility and the importance of spay/neuter of cats and dogs, and provide affordable spay/neuter opportunities to reduce pet overpopulation, thus striving to make Campbell County a low kill community.

How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

Adoption Fees • 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. Do I need to wait until my pet has at least one litter before I have her spayed? A. Absolutely not; in fact it is much healthier for your pet if you don’t. Females who are spayed prior to their first “heat” cycle, are many times less likely to develop mammary tumors or breast cancer as adults.
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.

LOW 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.

We Require

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


Group Volunteers

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. 

FCCA Fosters

FCCA fosters provide temporary housing for animals in need. The animals in need could be puppies, dogs, kittens or cats. This is an important part of getting the animals healthy and socialized so they can be adopted into permanent homes. What it takes… Fostering requires responsibility and a lot of time. Fosters spend time every day cleaning, feeding and socializing their animals. FCCA provides most supplies and all medical care. FCCA retains legal guardianship of fostered animals. How can I help? Fill out an online application. ONLINE APPLICATION You can also inquire by email: [email protected]
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.

I Am Here Waiting For You, Hurry Up!

Reclaiming your cat or dog

Any dog or cat that is brought to the shelter as a stray or picked up by Animal Control will have a reclaim fee of $45 for the first day, every additional day of stay is $15 per day. You need to bring proof of a current rabies vaccine or you must purchase a pre-paid rabies vaccine from any vet office of your choice and bring that receipt to the shelter the day you pick up your pet. Not included in the fee are any vaccines, wormer or testing that was done on your pet. Any donation to cover the shelter’s expense would be greatly appreciated. You will be given the medical record for your pet to take home. Dogs and cats are held a minimum of 3 business days on “stray hold”, this in accordance with the state law. After 3 business days, the animal becomes property of the shelter and can be put up for adoption or sent to rescue. If we know the owner, the animal is held for 5 business days, in accordance to the state law. After 5 business days, the animal becomes property of the shelter and can be put up for adoption or sent to rescue. It is imperative that you do not delay checking the shelter for a lost animal. It is up to the owner to come to the shelter and look at the animals and see if your pet is there. Nobody knows your pet like you do! If your animal has been a guest at the shelter for a second time, all the above fees are doubled. There is a leash law in place for all dogs within Campbell County. It is YOUR responsibility as a pet owner to properly contain your animals within your property lines.  

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Our Team

Anything is possible with a team like this!

Patricia Siwinski

Shelter Director

FCCA Board  Member

FCCA Founding Member

Brenda Watkins

Shelter Manager

Kandi Longmire

Kennel Attendant

Sierra Housley

Kennel Attendant

Scott Gunter

Animal Control Officer

John Kleuver

Kennel Attendant

Future Team Member

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Animal control programs pick up and impound or return to their owners domestic animals who have strayed from their homes. The animal control officer is also charged with enforcing leash laws, animal sanitation ordinances and handling complaints regarding domestic animals who have bitten someone or are otherwise making a nuisance of themselves. The Campbell County animal control officer is unable to handle wildlife. If you need animals picked up or have issues with roaming animals or abuse/neglect please call 423-566-1892 or 423-566-8018 within the County. This office answers routine calls Monday through Saturday from noon to 5:30 pm. Routine calls will be logged and handled as soon as possible during regular business hours. For true animal emergencies, dial 911. If you live within the city limits of Lafollette, call 423-563-0686. If you live within the town of Jacksboro, call the City Office and ask for animal control. 423-562-9312. LEARN MORE

State and County Animal Laws

Campbell Co. Animal Control Law

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State of Tennessee Animal Law

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Our History

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.

Our Bylaws

This page is under construction.

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.

Board Members

Our Board Members are volunteers holding full-time jobs in their prospective fields.

Michelle Lyons-Orman


Debra Miller

Vice President

Patricia Siwinski


  FCCA Founding Member

Terry Basista

Board Member

Michelle White Board Member
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749 Towe String Road, Jacksboro TN, 37757 Mailing Address: P.O Box 221, Jacksboro TN 37757 Call Us:   423.566.8018 – Shelter 423-566.1892 – Animal Control


Emergency Contacts

In case of emergency please contact following organizations

Animal Clinics

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

Animal Control

Campbell County 423-566-8018

City of LaFollette 423-562-4961

Town of Jacksboro 423-562-9312

UT Ag Office 423-562-9474