Washington County Animal Cntrl

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  • 525 Sells Ave

    Johnson City, TN 37604

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  • 423-926-8769

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

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Friday my boxer Butch got loose from his runner and was "chasing" the girl next door (13 yrs old), he only wanted to play and it scared her. Her parents called the pound and they came out. Needless to say becaues a "little" girl was scared he and Dottie both went to
the pound and we were fined and told we could not get them back. That was bad enough but when I went to pay the fine today I asked how they were...the reply was " we had to put Butch down because he was way to aggressive and tryed to attack us". Frankly knowing my dog that is BULL! he was scared himself if anything. It is all because a little girl of 13 ( who is a drama queen) has parents with money who made a huge deal out of something that was out of the norm ... Butch has only been " running loose" 3 times in as many years and NEVER hurt anyone. Butch and Dottie were like my children and I love them dearly. Dottie will be missed but will at least have a new home. Butch was murderd. I am beside myself, not knowing what to feel, anyone who knows me well knows that I am showing great restraint in this post! This seems a case of big+bark=mean....so NOT so.

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Friday my boxer Butch got loose from his runner and was "chasing" the girl next door (13 yrs old), he only wanted to play and it scared her. Her parents called the pound and they came out. Needless to say becaues a "little" girl was scared he and Dottie both went to
the pound and we were fined and told we could not get them back. That was bad enough but when I went to pay the fine today I asked how they were...the reply was " we had to put Butch down because he was way to aggressive and tryed to attack us". Frankly knowing my dog that is BULL! he was scared himself if anything. It is all because a little girl of 13 ( who is a drama queen) has parents with money who made a huge deal out of something that was out of the norm ... Butch has only been " running loose" 3 times in as many years and NEVER hurt anyone. Butch and Dottie were like my children and I love them dearly. Dottie will be missed but will at least have a new home. Butch was murderd. I am beside myself, not knowing what to feel, anyone who knows me well knows that I am showing great restraint in this post! This seems a case of big+bark=mean....so NOT so.

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While it is sad for me to walk in and see all of the animals that will be euthanized in this shelter, I also know that their last days are spent being cared for, loved on, and given food and water. To leave an animal on the street forced to starve to death, be killed by a car or other animal, or even by a careless human is much more inhumane than euthanasia. The fact is that ALL of the blame falls on those who refuse to have their animals spayed and neutered...and the countless number of people walking through the door surrendering their animals. I recently adopted two beautiful orange and white cats from there. I have 3 cats already...I didn't "need" more cats! But the spirit moved and I took not only the momma cat I fell in love with, but her little kitten too! Sadly, though, I spent a total of 2 hours at the shelter over the course of 2 days and saw no less than 30 animals come through the door to be surrendered!!!! THIRTY in two days within a matter of a couple of hours. There were stray kittens caught in a trap by a farmer, stray puppies caught the same way, several owners who drove their nice vehicles to the door and brought in their dog because it was "too big" or "wouldn't housebreak." If people would STOP getting animals thinking they are expendable and that if you don't like it you can just take it back to the "store," then this issue wouldn't be nearly so bad. The truth is...most people don't care! And...until they start to (which will likely be NEVER), places like this HAVE to exist. I commend the sweet staff for the clean cages, the love and care they give the animals, and for giving each and every animal that comes in the door a "chance!" God bless you all!

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★★★★☆

While it is sad for me to walk in and see all of the animals that will be euthanized in this shelter, I also know that their last days are spent being cared for, loved on, and given food and water. To leave an animal on the street forced to starve to death, be killed by a car or other animal, or even by a careless human is much more inhumane than euthanasia. The fact is that ALL of the blame falls on those who refuse to have their animals spayed and neutered...and the countless number of people walking through the door surrendering their animals. I recently adopted two beautiful orange and white cats from there. I have 3 cats already...I didn't "need" more cats! But the spirit moved and I took not only the momma cat I fell in love with, but her little kitten too! Sadly, though, I spent a total of 2 hours at the shelter over the course of 2 days and saw no less than 30 animals come through the door to be surrendered!!!! THIRTY in two days within a matter of a couple of hours. There were stray kittens caught in a trap by a farmer, stray puppies caught the same way, several owners who drove their nice vehicles to the door and brought in their dog because it was "too big" or "wouldn't housebreak." If people would STOP getting animals thinking they are expendable and that if you don't like it you can just take it back to the "store," then this issue wouldn't be nearly so bad. The truth is...most people don't care! And...until they start to (which will likely be NEVER), places like this HAVE to exist. I commend the sweet staff for the clean cages, the love and care they give the animals, and for giving each and every animal that comes in the door a "chance!" God bless you all!

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The project for my statistics class was on the adoption and euthanasia rate at local shelters. After visiting all the local animal shelters, I can honestly say that Johnson City is the nicest facility and also has the highest adoption rate of all the local shelters. During the course of this project, I met and adopted an adorable adult female cat. Even though I do not have alot of money, I took her home anyway and now would not take anything for her. My heart goes out to the people who work with these animals and are forced to euthanize them when their time is up. In a perfect world, no healthy animal should have to die, but the reality is that there simply is not enough funding available to keep them all. The staff at Johnson City Animal Shelter does an outstanding job, with the limited resources that they have available. If you cannot afford to take home one of the pets, you can help by donating food and old blankets and towels to help make the residents there more comfortable.

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The project for my statistics class was on the adoption and euthanasia rate at local shelters. After visiting all the local animal shelters, I can honestly say that Johnson City is the nicest facility and also has the highest adoption rate of all the local shelters. During the course of this project, I met and adopted an adorable adult female cat. Even though I do not have alot of money, I took her home anyway and now would not take anything for her. My heart goes out to the people who work with these animals and are forced to euthanize them when their time is up. In a perfect world, no healthy animal should have to die, but the reality is that there simply is not enough funding available to keep them all. The staff at Johnson City Animal Shelter does an outstanding job, with the limited resources that they have available. If you cannot afford to take home one of the pets, you can help by donating food and old blankets and towels to help make the residents there more comfortable.

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this dog is outside.It is the most goergous dog i have ever seen.It has long hair which is hard to brush so i comment the people at the dog pound for taking such good care of this dog.

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★★★★★

this dog is outside.It is the most goergous dog i have ever seen.It has long hair which is hard to brush so i comment the people at the dog pound for taking such good care of this dog.

Pros: best dog pound ever!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: none

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The Johnson City Animal Shelter has a very caring and concerned staff. They provide clean cages and care deeply for the innocent and healthy animals who they are obliged to kill for the ignorant, self-centered, careless, backward residents of this city and county.

The shelter humanely uses lethal injections instead of highly gruesome methods used by other shelters such as gassing and injections inserted directly into the hearts of wide awake animals. Staffers agonize over the animals they are forced to kill daily. Staffers love the animals to death. What else can they do in a Kill-Shelter with high intake rates? and low budget allocations by the city and county law makers?

The shelter takes in around 9000 dogs and cats annually. Out of these only 47% are adopted. The rest are killed. Many dogs go crazy because of the confinement in cages and have to be euthanized.

The people must realize that by their own actions, they are creating and sustaining these centers. The people must fully bear the burden and the sin of turning other human beings into killers of animals. On judgement day, everyone who is contributing to this malaise will have to answer.

Spay and Neuter is the only real answer and of course increased adoption by good and reliable persons can ease this needless killing.

Call your legislature and petition for mandated spay and neuter programs for a limited time period, a No-Kill, cage less, enhanced shelter and much greater education for the public both in the city and rural areas regarding animal health welfare and protection.

Request local veterinarians to not fleece pet owners or potential pet owners with inflated prices for medications and services.

Visit the shelter and be kind to the staffers and the animals. And if the spirit moves you and you think you can be a compassionate long-term owner of a cat or dog, adopt one.

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★★★★☆

The Johnson City Animal Shelter has a very caring and concerned staff. They provide clean cages and care deeply for the innocent and healthy animals who they are obliged to kill for the ignorant, self-centered, careless, backward residents of this city and county.

The shelter humanely uses lethal injections instead of highly gruesome methods used by other shelters such as gassing and injections inserted directly into the hearts of wide awake animals. Staffers agonize over the animals they are forced to kill daily. Staffers love the animals to death. What else can they do in a Kill-Shelter with high intake rates? and low budget allocations by the city and county law makers?

The shelter takes in around 9000 dogs and cats annually. Out of these only 47% are adopted. The rest are killed. Many dogs go crazy because of the confinement in cages and have to be euthanized.

The people must realize that by their own actions, they are creating and sustaining these centers. The people must fully bear the burden and the sin of turning other human beings into killers of animals. On judgement day, everyone who is contributing to this malaise will have to answer.

Spay and Neuter is the only real answer and of course increased adoption by good and reliable persons can ease this needless killing.

Call your legislature and petition for mandated spay and neuter programs for a limited time period, a No-Kill, cage less, enhanced shelter and much greater education for the public both in the city and rural areas regarding animal health welfare and protection.

Request local veterinarians to not fleece pet owners or potential pet owners with inflated prices for medications and services.

Visit the shelter and be kind to the staffers and the animals. And if the spirit moves you and you think you can be a compassionate long-term owner of a cat or dog, adopt one.

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The Johnson City Animal center is a High-Kill center. Owner- surrenders are killed within a day and animals "rounded up" just because they happen to be poor, owner-less, and homeless are killed within 3 days. What is being practiced here is NOT euthanasia. The definition for euthanasia does not include the killing of perfectly healthy animals or humans.

The female staff is nice and concerned. The male staff/catchers sound ruthless. The room for cats is very small and cages are very small. The cages were clean when I visited them. The cats were begging to be let out and many had just given up.

The center is located at a dead end street, next to high Electro Magnetic Waves emitting power plant and a foot ball field and picnic area right across from it where "free" humans frolic and play "games." No fear of impending death here, for the humans.

All persons of compassion and good will should work towards making this center a NO KILL center at-least. There is ample land around for a larger prison.

Yes, the lucky few, do get adopted. But I was told by a worker, that does not happen much.

Pray for the animals locked up in these death chambers day and night.

This is what the JCAS says on its website:
"This shelter is a joint operation supporting the animal control needs of both Washington County and Johnson City. We are not actually a goverment organization or a humane society. Our main services include stray animal pick-up, warnings to those violating animal control and humane laws, adoption of animals and euthanasia of pets."

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The Johnson City Animal center is a High-Kill center. Owner- surrenders are killed within a day and animals "rounded up" just because they happen to be poor, owner-less, and homeless are killed within 3 days. What is being practiced here is NOT euthanasia. The definition for euthanasia does not include the killing of perfectly healthy animals or humans.

The female staff is nice and concerned. The male staff/catchers sound ruthless. The room for cats is very small and cages are very small. The cages were clean when I visited them. The cats were begging to be let out and many had just given up.

The center is located at a dead end street, next to high Electro Magnetic Waves emitting power plant and a foot ball field and picnic area right across from it where "free" humans frolic and play "games." No fear of impending death here, for the humans.

All persons of compassion and good will should work towards making this center a NO KILL center at-least. There is ample land around for a larger prison.

Yes, the lucky few, do get adopted. But I was told by a worker, that does not happen much.

Pray for the animals locked up in these death chambers day and night.

This is what the JCAS says on its website:
"This shelter is a joint operation supporting the animal control needs of both Washington County and Johnson City. We are not actually a goverment organization or a humane society. Our main services include stray animal pick-up, warnings to those violating animal control and humane laws, adoption of animals and euthanasia of pets."

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I have been to this place several times and I even got my kitten there. I think they are great and do a wonderful job. Things have always been clean and this pets dont seem unset. The facility itself is located on a dead end so there is tons of parking and it is in a nice location.

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I have been to this place several times and I even got my kitten there. I think they are great and do a wonderful job. Things have always been clean and this pets dont seem unset. The facility itself is located on a dead end so there is tons of parking and it is in a nice location.

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