Shorty and Ellie Mae

Monroe County Animal Shelter

To report cases of stray animals, animal endangerment or abuse/neglect, call 911 Dispatch non-emergency at 423-442-4357.

Monroe County Friends of Animals

Animal Shelter's facebook page

Conveniently located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Walmart), the Shelter is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. You can view available pets on

Adopt a Pet, Volunteer, Donate...
All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped (with registration). Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can help the Animal Shelter. On an average week, they have about 50 intakes, 5-10 adoptions, and transfer 50 pets to rescue partners. Volunteers can help by working at the Shelter and/or fostering dogs to prepared them for adoption. Also, the Shelter is constantly in need of donations, including paper towels, laundry detergent, lots of scoopable/clumping cat litter, copy paper, bleach, Q-tips, cotton balls, and original blue Dawn, and cleaning and office supplies - just drop your donations off at the Shelter.