General Information

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Anderson County Animal Care and Control strives to protect the animals in our county. Please report any suspected cases of animal neglect or cruelty by calling us at (865) 457-6244.
If you have a concern about barking dogs, please consider the following guidance and also the ordinances covering the issue.
If you were issued a citation for any county animal related ordinance violation.
Dog bites should be promptly reported to Anderson County Animal Care and Control. The animal must be located, vaccination status verified, and quarantined for a period of 10 days from the date of the bite.
Information about dog parks in our area.
Actions for large animal or livestock issues.
All dogs in Anderson County must be on a leash, behind a fence, or on the dog owner’s property under the owner’s supervision at all times when outside.
Anderson County does not require licensing of animals; however, if you are a resident of a municipality, please check with your municipal government as licensing may be required within the city limits.
Anderson County Animal Care and Control encourages microchip technology as an added measure of protection in case your pet becomes lost.
Information about the difficult decision to relinquish your pet.
Tennessee State laws requires the vaccination of dogs or cats (6) six months of age or older.
ACACC encourages all pet owners to have their animals spayed or neutered.
Homeowners are responsible for the removal of any uninjured nuisance wildlife in your home or on your property; however, ACACC can offer guidance and possible assistance in emergency situations.

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