Adopt a Friend! – The local Animal Shelter for Newport, Tennessee. – To find a local Animal Shelter

Information for Pet Parents: – An informational website which has a pet library and frequently asked questions regarding animals. – Humane Society of the United States Website. – American Humane Society Website. – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Website. This site also includes the website for the Animal Poison Control Center. – Feline heartworm disease myths and misunderstandings. – The mission of the American Heartworm Society is to be the global resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease. – Companion Animal Parasite Council – The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. – American Veterinary Medical Association

National organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need

Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance: The Big Hearts Fund (financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease) Brown Dog Foundation (prescription medications) – Doris Day Foundation for Animals. Canine Cancer Awareness Cats In Crisis The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity IMOM Magic Bullet Fund (cancer-specific) The Mosby Fund The Onyx & Breezy Foundation Paws 4 A Cure Pet Food Stamps The Pet Fund Pets of the Homeless (pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless) Shakespeare Animal Fund Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant”: for senior dogs (age 10 and over; breed taken into consideration when determining what is “senior”)

Specific to Tennessee:


Brown Dog Foundation: Statewide (veterinary care assistance and prescription medications)

Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (List of groups that assist with companion animal issues in Tennssee by county)

Fayette County Animal Rescue: Rossville (pet food and supplies, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Humane Society of Putnam County: Cookeville (spay/neuter assistance)

Nashville Humane Association: Nashville (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Shepherd’s Green Sanctuary (pigs only): Cookeville (contact Shepherd’s Green for list of services)

Young-Williams Animal Center: Knoxville (pet food, spay/neuter, and vaccination assistance)

Local Community Links – The official website for Cocke County Government in Tennessee. – The official website of Newport, TN, County Seat of Cocke County.

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Tuesday7:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday7:00am – 5:00pm

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