Our Featured Pet ...
Thank you for checking back with us on our updated site! We have now officially "cat"apulted into cyber space with our adoptable pets that need loving, forever homes. All of the pets listed on our site are presently living within the Kindness Counts Foster Care Program. They are all current on their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered.
Please help us find permanent homes for these adorable pets who have found themselves homeless through no fault of their own.
Remember to visit our "Happy Tails" while you are here! We certainly look forward to placing our current adoptable pets into this section in the very near future!
Who We Are
Kindness Counts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that promotes true low cost spay/neuter/vaccination services for cats, dogs and other small pets. We are a volunteer organization that has been together since 2003. Our funding is provided exclusively through donations, fundraisers and the generous support of our community.
Our group does not have a membership fee and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Our meeting locations and times are listed in The Mountain Press in the Community Calendar section.
Until further notice, we will be meeting at the IHOP restaurant (International House of Pancakes) located at 1802 Parkway, Sevierville.
Our Mission consists of three Phases:
(1) Provide low cost spay/neuter and basic veterinary services to the public;
(2) Provide housing and veterinary care for pets until they are adopted; and
(3) Provide lifetime care for the "unadoptable".
Feral Cat Friends of Sevier County held its first meeting in 2003. We trapped local feral cat colonies and took them to a compassionate and cooperative veterinary facility (in a neighboring county) to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped and returned. Our group members and other people that have contacted us for help continue to provide these cats with food, water and shelter.
As word spread about our program we started getting stray, tame cats as well as pet cats that people couldn't afford to get spayed or neutered locally. We also started getting requests to help dogs. Since our inception, we have spayed and neutered over 4,000 cats, 200 dogs and 11 rabbits. We have placed over 400 cats and kittens into caring homes through a local pet store. We also have semi-tame and feral cats available for adoption to barn or farm homes.
After our mission grew beyond caring for feral and stray cat colonies, we knew we needed a new name. Therefore, we officially changed our name to Kindness Counts.
We are in the early stages of development of our future home consisting of a spay/neuter clinic, no-kill housing for pets and an expanded adoption program. Additional services will include loaning out traps for people managing feral cat colonies through TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) and continuing our pick-up and delivery service for the elderly or homebound. Construction has begun on our new facilities, however, completion of our plans will depend upon future donations.
Sevier County desperately needs affordable spay/neuter/vaccination services. A local survey of pet owners showed that the number one reason why people have not spayed or neutered their pet is due to the cost. If we can overcome this barrier we can greatly reduce the number of homeless pets. Also, by having our adoptable pets in a cage-free living environment we hope to improve the image of animal sheltering and encourage people to adopt instead of buy. Our plans our ambitious but we're already off to a great start! Come join us in our mission as we show that kindness truly does count!
Adopting a Friend
If you would like to adopt one of our featured pets, please contact us to determine if you and the pet you are interested in would make a good match. At that time we will also discuss with you our adoption procedures, fees, conditions and any specials we may be offering.
Come Visit With Us At Our Meetings!
For additional information or to make a donation, please contact April Stone, President, at (865) 654-2684. All donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to us at the address below.
134 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 654-2684
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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