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Monroe County
Friends of Animals:
Volunteer Support
to the Shelter

Proud to be the FIRST
Pets for Patriots Shelter
in Tennessee!

Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc

We would like to see more cats using our spay/neuter vouchers. Vouchers can be used for Barn cats, House cats and Outdoor cats you love that can be placed in a take to the vet.

A pet owner can receive multiple vouchers.

Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc. (SNAP) will issue about 100 free spay/neuter vouchers to low income Monroe County Residents on Saturday, August 8th      (click here for more info)

For more info, go to SNAP Web Site: For information on how to qualify, contact Mike or Susan Cleverdon at 423-884-6801.

Prevention is wiser than destruction.
Please neuter your pets.

Please support our shelter.


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I am Sam! Sam I Am! And I am looking for my new forever home. I am a handsome, neutered, sweet, distinguished gentleman of about 13 and I would like to be you favorite companion…do you want to be my favorite human?” Sam may do best as an only pet. Isabella is a beautiful, front de-clawed, long hair Torti (very fuzzy) with ½ tail-Indoor ONLY. She is about 4 years old and a friendly, sweet, independent girl. She does not like to be picked up but she is a lap cat when she wants to be one. She needs a home without young children or dogs. Her favorite pastime is sitting in an enclosed porch watching the birds….can you offer her a new life with you? Come on in and visit these wonderful cats along with Callie, Joey, Miranda, Pepper, Zinger and our 2 Siamese-Van and Zoomer….and many more. All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, 1st kitten or puppy shot, rabies vaccination (if old enough); cats are combo tested, new collar, name tag, and microchipped (with registration).


It's estimated that between 25-40% of cats seen by veterinarians are overweight, with many being obese. A cat that is overweight may not be able to jump to his favorite spots, clean themselves properly and can't play as much as he might like. Obesity is also associated with several medical problems, including a shorter life, increased chance of arthritis, ligament damage, diabetes mellitus, breathing difficulties, liver problems, surgical risk and urinary tract disease.

Cats are notorious for their appreciation of the finer lounging places in life, but despite their reputation for snoozing, they also enjoy the opportunity to stretch their legs and get some exercise on a daily basis. Exercising a cat doesn't take much time or energy. Cat toys are not complicated or expensive…Ping Pong Balls, milk jug caps, water bottle caps….these should not be used though if there are dogs in the house-they can swallow these items.

Although reducing food intake (ask your vet about the safest way to do this) is the number-one way to combat obesity, increasing exercise is also helpful and should be part of every cat's daily routine. Cats naturally sleep a lot, but they also have bursts of activity. They're sprinters, not marathon runners. You don't have to buy your cat a treadmill or take him hiking and swimming. But you still can't ignore his basic need to exert himself a few times a day.

Shelter needs: at the top of the list this week is Clumping/scoopable kitty litter along with the ongoing need for paper towels, laundry detergent, newspapers, bleach, office supplies, brooms, mops, and blankets. Take a shelter break - stop by and visit with our animals - the days are long at the shelter and an extra walk, cuddle or tummy rub makes a big difference in their lives.

Also check out our web site at and like us on Facebook at TN Monroe County Animal Shelter. Call (423-442-1015) or visit the shelter at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Keep checking our Facebook page for adoptable pets and event postings.



We celebrate all the volunteers who work with the Monroe County Animal Shelter and the Monroe County Friends of Animals. They are a big reason so many animal's lives are being saved in Monroe County. Smokey and Miss Kitty represent us as good will ambassadors and live in their costumed characters through snow, sleet, freezing cold and blasting summer heat and humidity. A special thanks to Paul and Tina Wenner for their dedication.


IMPORTANT NOTE: At the present time there is NO full time Animal Control Officer in Monroe County. Please call the Sheriff’s office at 423-442-3911 to report cases of stray animals, animal endangerment or abuse/neglect. Please do not call the shelter.


NOTE: All animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.

Please spay or neuter your own pets
help us keep our county's pet population under control.

Do your part to keep Monroe County beautiful and visitor friendly.
Use the number below to report instances of stray or abused animals:
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Please note that this is not the direct number to Animal Control, but the Sheriff's Dispatch which takes a report and then relays information to Animal Control.

For information about lost or found pets and adoption, contact:
Monroe County Animal Shelter
170 Kefauver Lane, Madisonville, TN 37354

Map to Shelter
located behind Wal-Mart | Hours: Tues - Fri 10 to 5; Sat 10 to 2.
Closed Sun/Mon.

To become a member of MCFA, make a donation,
volunteer either in the shelter or in another venue, contact:
Monroe County Friend of Animals
P.O. Box 106, Vonore, TN 37885
phone: 423.442.1015

(Updated: 07/16/2015)