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Anderson County contact information, hours of operation, and general information regarding animal care and control-related topics.


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Every day, the dedicated staff of ACACC is at work.

Anderson County Animal Care & Control officers are in action every day, handling many routine calls, as well as emergency situations with pets and wild animals. They are charged with enforcing the state’s mandated animal ordinances, as well as sharing educational information about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals. Offices for ACACC are located at the Courthouse in Clinton, and the Anderson County Animal Shelter is located at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road in Clinton. The ACACC team also:

  • Investigate animal bites. An animal that bites is quarantined and placed under observation to make sure no threat of rabies exists.
  • Investigate animal cruelty and abuse, complaints of animal noise annoyance, unsanitary conditions, and abandoned animals.
  • Rescue injured or sick animals
  • Control stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large
  • Transport pets to the animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them.


Anderson County Animal Care & Control (ACACC) exists to serve residents of Anderson County. If you live in one of Anderson County’s five municipalities, you should contact your city animal control agency directly. You may reach ACACC officers at:

  • Location:
    Anderson County Courthouse
    100 North Main Street, Suite 127 Clinton, TN 37716
  • Animal Shelter (1480 Blockhouse Valley Road, Clinton) - open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Clinton, TN 37716
  • Phone: (865) 441-2068 (Animal Shelter) or (865) 264-6180 (office)

Business Hours:

You may contact Director Brian Porter at (865) 441-2068 (Animal Shelter) or (865) 264-6180 (office) to schedule Return-To-Owner or Animal-Receiving. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Animal Shelter hours are (open to the public) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pet adoption

ACACC makes every effort to place adoptable pets in homes, or help transfer them to partner rescue organizations.
We are thankful for the support we receive from local and regional rescues pulling our animals, and we are always looking to cultivate additional partnerships to find homes for adoptable pets.


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