Loudon County Animal Shelter
250 Jamie Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
Business Hours: 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-1pm Sat
Director: Gordon Harless
Staff: Miracle Nichols, Shasta Raby, April Kennedy, Kelly Hoffman, Kellyn Green, Tabitha Watts
Phone: 458-5593 Fax: 458-9315
Services Provided: Adoptions; owner surrenders; stray animal pick up. (Emergency injured or biting pick up after hours and on week-ends through the Loudon County Sheriff's office.)
Dealing with Nuisance Animals
Dogs are prohibited from running at large by section 44-8-408 of the Tennessee Code Annotated. Violations of these sections are Class "C" Misdemeanors and are punishable by up to a $50.00 fine. In addition many counties and municipalities have their own ordinances regarding animals at large. In Loudon County, Lenoir City, and Loudon City, for example, it is a violation for dogs to run at large, but currently there is no ordinance on Cats, they are considered "Free range animals". Loudon County has a warning process in which violators receive up to 3 warnings that they are in violation and have 3 days to correct the problem. If the violation is not corrected within 3 days the violator is facing possible impoundment of the animal and/or a citation. Persons having problems with animals at large should call Animal Control, 458-5593. Please be advised that it is illegal for a person to shoot or poison an animal simply because it is running at large. The best thing to do first in regard to nuisance animals is simply to try talking to the animal's owner, who may not be aware that his or her animal is causing problems.
Please Remember To Call The Loudon County Animal Shelter If You Have Lost Your Pet!Each and every day we take in several cats and dogs that have gotten turned around and couldn't find their way home, these animals usually do not have identification and cannot talk to tell us where they live or who their master is. It is best to have identification on your pet, but more so to have them microchipped. Here at the Shelter we scan each and every animal that we take in for a microchip, this allows us to reunite lost pets with their families. This is a very
inexpensive procedure that your local veterinarian can provide.
We take in an average of 100 strays every month. We are required by State Law to hold strays for 72 hours, after the 72 hours has expired, they will be placed available for adoption, and as a last resort euthanized. Thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized every day at animal shelters throughout the nation. Over half of these animals have homes but their owners don't think to call us. Please remember to call the shelter immediately if your pet is missing, we will log it into our lost files and you will be notified if we have any animals fitting the description of your pet. Our hours are 9:00am until 4.00pm Monday Through Friday and 9:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday. Our Phone number is 458-5593. You can also leave a message 24 hours a day and it will be received the following business day.
Weekly Animal List
Please call 865-458-5593 from 9:am-4:pm Mon thru Fri, or 9:am - 1:pm Saturday