Important Education & Information

Find answers to your most asked questions below

Why you should spay/neuter all of your pets

Everything you should know about microchipping cats

What to do if you find a cat outdoors

Indoor cats vs outdoor cats

Never declaw your cat!

How to care for a neonatal kitten

Cat Resource Websites

Websites that host important information about cats and their care

Alley Cat Allies

Veterinary Partner

Cat Friendly Homes


Cornell Feline Health Center

International Cat Care

Local Rescue Organizations

Below you will find links to local animal rescue organizations and resources in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia area

The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue

Bridge Home rescues homeless, as well as owner released cats and dogs, whose owners can no longer care for them due to difficult circumstances.

Taking Care of God's Creatures

Taking Care of God's Creatures Animal League rescues pets from local animal shelters, and places them in foster homes until a permanent home can be found.

Animal Shelter of Sullivan County

Animal Shelter of Sullivan County, Inc. provides a clean and safe shelter for animals that have been abandoned or surrendered.

Beat the Heat Alliance

Beat the Heat Alliance Inc is dedicated to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats by providing prompt spay/neuter access, assistance and education in northeast Tennessee.

Margaret Mitchell Spay & Neuter Clinic

The Margaret Mitchell Spay & Neuter Clinic provides targeted, high-volume, reduced-cost spay and neuter services in an effort to reduce the dog and cat over population problem.

Operation Johnson Kitty

Operation: Johnson Kitty (OJK) provides Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return for community and feral cats in Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee.

Animal Defense League of Wash Co VA

Animal Defense League of Washington County, VA provides a clean and safe shelter for animals that have been abandoned or surrendered.

Sullivan County Humane Society

Sullivan County Humane Society is dedicated to advancing the humane treatment of animals, through adoption promotion, spay/neuter, and animal welfare education.

East Tennessee Spay & Neuter

East TN Spay & Neuter's sole purpose is to end the use of euthanasia by helping the community, especially low-income families, keep their pets healthy and OUT of the shelter

Sullivan Co Spay/Neuter Impact Program

SNIP is a low cost spay/neuter program, created in partnership with local veterinary clinics, to help address the issue of pet overpopulation in our area.

Petsworks Animal Services

Petworks Animal Services of Kingsport, Tennessee. They are dedicated to providing the best possible care to the region's lost and homeless animals.

Appalachian Tails Rescue

Appalachian Tails Rescue is a small rescue in Elizabethton, TN that provides assistance with spay/neuter, and home placements.


Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S.

Humane Society of Washington Co TN

The Humane Society of Washington County, TN is a foster adoptions program that places animals in foster homes for the temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.