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Hours of operation:
TUESDAY: 10-4 to intake 12-4 Adoption hours
WEDNESDAY: 10-4 to intake 12-4 Adoption hours
THURSDAY: 10-4 to intake 12-4 Adoption hours
FRIDAY: 10-4 to intake 12-4 Adoption hours
Closed Daily 11:30-12 for Lunch
2023 has brought some new changes to the shelter. Beginning January 1st, 2023, Claiborne Animal Shelter will no longer be accepting out-of-county animals. This was an extremely difficult decision to make on our end. As most of you know, we have always been an open -door type shelter; accepting any and all cats/dogs from mostly anywhere in the country essentially. We have always strived to help those in need. However, the decision had to be made so that we may better serve the county that continues to depend on us.
In 2022, we had to close the shelter down THREE separate times for being full, and each time we had closed, at least 40% of the animals in our kennels were out-of-county animals. We feel that this is unfair to the Claiborne County citizens who rely on us to be able to stay open for them, as almost all other shelters only accept animals from their county as well.
There will, however, be a few exceptions to this new rule: we will continue to accept cats from Lee County, VA as their shelter does not accept them. We will also accept animals from Hancock and Granger County due to the county not having a shelter to use.
STARTING JANUARY 1st, 2023, YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY (such as a Drivers License) IN ORDER TO SURRENDER ANY ANIMAL.
Things to Know
Food Before Surgery
Pets should have nothing to eat or drink after 10:00 p.m. the night before surgery.
If your pet’s rabies vaccination is current, please bring the rabies certificate or tag with your pet. If your pet’s rabies vaccination is not current, this vaccine is required when your pet is spayed or neutered.
Bringing Your Pet to the Clinic
Cat owners: Please bring your cat in a carrier with a small towel or blanket. FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY, CATS MUST BE CONTAINED AT ALL TIMES!
Dog owners: Please leave your dog in your car while you check in and fill out your paperwork. Before bringing your dog into the clinic, be sure he/she has had time to use the bathroom. It will make your pet more comfortable. ALL DOGS MUST BE RESTRAINED ON A LEASH OR IN A PET TAXI! This is to protect your pet.
You will be informed of pick-up time when you make your pets appointment and at check-in on day of surgery. This will ensure that your pet has had ample time to recover from the anesthesia and surgery before returning home.
All fees are due at time of pick up. You may pay by credit card or with cash. We cannot accept checks.