Residents can have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered through a local shelter program.
The Sevier County Humane Society is offering Low Cost Spay & Neuter Event appointments for dogs and cats. The next spay and neuter event day is May 21. Additional 2014 appointments will be available on June 2, July 14, August 8, September 8, October 6, November 3, and December 1. Dates subject to change. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this event must call 865-680-5701 or the shelter at 865-453-7000 to leave a message with contact information requesting an appointment for the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Event.
Benefits of spaying or neutering your dog or cat:
- Pets live longer, healthier lives
- Reduces risk of certain cancers and diseases
- Reduces number of unwanted kittens and puppies that end up in shelters
- Less roaming, reducing fights, injuries, infectious diseases and pets killed on roadways
- Reduces undesirable behaviors such as aggression and urine marking
The Sevier County Humane Society is located at 959 Gnatty Branch Rd. in Sevierville, just off “The Spur” between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The organization currently receives about 4500 lost, abandoned, neglected and surrendered pets each year, including large animals such as horses. It recently purchased a 10-acre parcel of land off Newport Highway for a new facility that will allow them to better serve the growing shelter needs of Sevier County. The shelter is in the fundraising stage for this new facility, with a goal of raising one million dollars. People can donate to the building fund in person or by mailing a check to the Sevier County Humane Society, 959 Gnatty Branch Rd., Sevierville, TN 37876, or donate online through the shelter website.