About Us

Since 2008

Surrendered animals are taken in on Tuesday through Friday between 10am to 4pm.

The facilities are closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.  Adoption viewing is available Tuesday through Friday between 12pm to 4pm and Saturday between 10am to 2 pm.

Mission

To serve our community by sheltering animals in a humane environment, promote pet adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neutering and education.

Core

To serve our community by sheltering animals in a humane environment, promote pet adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neutering and education.

History of the Shelter

The Claiborne County Animal Control Board, Inc. 501c3 LLC was founded in 2008.  With donated property, money was raised to build shelter.  Construction of the shelter started in 2009.  In 2010, the shelter was ready to open.  With no funding for operations, the shelter was delayed in opening.  The shelter was named in honor of the county commissioner, "Glenn W. Bowling Animal Center" who founded the project. 

In 2011, Gloria J. McPherson Spay & Neuter Clinic was started at the shelter's site.

Through private donations, in 2012, the shelter was opened and was able to take in animals that had no home. 

In 2013, The Shelter hired a full time Veterinary Technician Shelter Manager. 

In 2017, through generous support, the facility was renamed the Glenn and Ann Shumate Bowling Animal Shelter.

  • TO PRESENT - Take in average 350 animals per month.  Funded entirely by donations.