The Sevier County Humane Society was forced to
evacuate their animal shelter on Gnatty Branch Road during the Gatlinburg
Wildfires. Animals from the shelter were
taken to the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley in Knoxville and Smoky Mountain
Animal Clinic in Seymour.
following the evacuation, Sevier County Fairgrounds Manager Dennis Snider made
the Sevier County Fairgrounds at 754 Old Knoxville Hwy in Sevierville available
to the Humane Society for an Emergency Temporary Animal Shelter.
the help and support of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue of Asheville, NC, UT
Veterinary School and the tremendous out pouring of community support, the
Humane Society was receiving lost, stray and displaced dogs and cats within 12
hours of the disaster.
Emergency Temporary Animal Shelter is open 24 hours, 7 days a week to insure
dogs and cats who became lost during the disaster or who are in need of
safekeeping until their owners who were forced from their homes can make
alternate living arrangements, have a
central location to be turned in or to receive veterinarian first aid.
who have lost a pet during this time should visit the Emergency Shelter at the
Sevier County Fairgrounds to look for their pet and to make a lost report.
hotline phone number is 865-453-7000 and is being monitored and messages
an attempt to reunite affected families with their lost pets, the Sevier County
Humane Society has reached out to multiple media outlets including local
newspapers, The Mountain Press, The Knoxville News Sentinel, The Seymour Herald
Newspaper, The Tennessee Star Journal, and The Smoky Mountain Valley Voice.
Radio Station MIX 105.5, Knoxville’s WBIR and WATE as well as National News
Outlets CNN, The Weather Channel, The Huffington Post, PBS and the Associated
Press have been in contact and provided viewers with information on the
Emergency Animal Shelter for people to go to search for their lost pets or turn
in a found pet.
and TEMA teams deployed to Rocky Top and LeConte Evacuation Centers were
contacted with information to share that lost/found pets are at the Sevier
County Fairgrounds and that is where people should look for their missing
Veterinarian offices, surrounding animal shelters and pet boarding facilities
have Emergency Animal Shelter information for their clients who are searching
for a lost pet or have found a pet.
fliers about lost/found pets have been distributed in Gatlinburg and
Seviercountyhumanesociety Facebook Page has
posted pictures of all lost or stray dogs and cats turned into our Emergency
Shelter as well as pictures sent to us by people looking for their lost pet.
to the Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is undetermined as Humane Society officials
await costs from insurance adjusters and work is completed to make the shelter
a safe environment for the animals, staff and public following smoke and wind
damage the night of the fires.
stray hold for a dog or cat turned into the Humane Society is 3 business
days. However due to the extreme loss of
life and property, the stray hold for pets brought in between Nov. 28 and Dec.
12 was extended to 14 days to give owners more opportunity to search and be
reunited with their lost pets. Lost and
stray pets turned into the Emergency Shelter on or after Dec. 13 will have a 5
day stray hold before making those pets available for adoption.
Location and Hours
UPDATE: We are doing adoptions at the fairgrounds in Sevierville from 10am till 8pm daily on a first come first serve basis.
We are located at 959 Gnatty Branch Road Sevierville, TN (Off "The Spur") between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. (Click for directions)
Fax: (865) 428-0547
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Adoptable cats at Sevierville Petsense & Petsmart
699 Parkway Sevierville, TN
Open Mon-Sat 9am to 9pm and Sun 10am to 7pm
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The mission of the Sevier County Humane Society is to offer refuge and care to homeless pets and to end the suffering and neglect of unwanted puppies and kittens, cats and dogs thru education, spay/neuter and adoption services.
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Founded in 1974, the Sevier County Humane Society is a full service animal shelter and we receive over 3000 lost, abandoned, surrendered, homeless pets a year. (Continue)
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Our adoption fee is $100.00 for dogs($125 for puppies) and $50 for cats ($70 for kittens) which covers the first set of vaccinations, spay or neutering and a microchip. NOTE: Specials are often available!
Providing Shelter and Intervention for Unwanted, Lost and
Adoption Program to Match People with Pets Best Suited to
Alternative Adoption Site Program
Comprehensive Lost & Found Program to Reunite Lost Pets
with Their Owners
Animal Cruelty Investigation and Protection Program
Cooperative Partnering Program with Qualified Breed rescue
Humane Education Program
Community Outreach Program; Assisting People in Meeting the
Needs of Their Pets
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program
Owner requested euthanization to the general public at no
charge (We believe no animal should
suffer due to lack of funds. Donations are appreciated.)
All stray animals picked up in Sevier County come to us.
If you are missing a pet, please come by the shelter and
file a missing per report or email us a picture and information of the missing
pet along with your contact information.
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