About Us


We have been able to avoid destroying all healthy and social pets since December 18, 2013. This is not to say that we are a no-kill shelter as we are still unable to save many animals with behavioral issues, contagious illnesses and treatable injuries.

To further that goal, we are working to increase our available foster homes for sick, injured and/or pregnant pets. If you are in the East TN area and interested in fostering treatable animals please email us to be added to the database.

Adopting A Friend

The price ranges from $10 to $55 depending on the animal's sterilization and microchip status and current promotions. We accept cash or check only, no cards. All animals go to the vet to be sterilized prior to going to their new home.

There are no fee adoptions available for veterans through www.vetsadoptpets.org.

We provide microchip services to any pet for $10.

Who We Are

ECCAS is an open-admission, municipal shelter serving Carter County, Tennessee. We only accept animals from Carter County. In addition to adoptions, we work with rescue groups and other shelters nationwide to prevent destruction of our adoptable pets.

We provide animal control services for Carter County according to the city and state laws available.

We provide domestic pet euthanasia services if you unable to afford professional veterinary services. Please call ahead for the specific requirements and appointment availability. We do reserve the right to refuse any euthanasia procedure for either medical or personal ethical reasons.

Come Visit Us

We are open 12-4p weekdays and 11-2p Saturday. Appointments can be made for adoptions outside of business hours by emailing animalshelter@cartercountytn.gov.

We are located at 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643. Most GPS applications do not give correct directions to our site so please feel free to call if you need help. Please do NOT follow any directions for Smalling or Hart roads.

Local Directions

Turn at McDonalds (left from Johnson City, right from Food City)
Go 0.6miles, turn left on 400S/Watauga Hwy
Go 1mile, turn left on Sycamore Shoals Drive.
We are the 1st paved driveway on the left.

Contact Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter


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