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About Us

Who We Are: The Friends of the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal shelter (FECCAS) was created as a non-profit organization (501c3) in 2010. Originally known as the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter Building Fund we raised and donated nearly a quarter of the original cost of building the current shelter.  As FECCAS, we continue to fundraise in aid of our shelter. Our most recent project is the enclosure of outside dog kennels and creation of an additional dog exercise area. We are currently focused on reducing the stray animal population of Carter County with a focus on improving the spay/neuter facilities at the shelter.

Mission: We support the government run Elizabethton–Carter County Animal Shelter and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need.  We create and deliver programs to help:

  • Fund building improvements to the shelter

  • Increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered

  • Provide medical care for injured, abused, and senior animals

  • Reduce feral colony populations

  • Educate and increase community awareness of the need to spay and neuter and to reduce animal cruelty. 

  • Educate and increase community awareness of the importance of using appropriate pet identification such as microchips, dog tags, etc.

Vision: Every pet served by the Elizabethton–Carter County Animal Shelter is supported with the resources needed for a safe, healthy, and happy future.

Board of Directors: 

Chairman: Mike Barnett
Vice-Chair: Suzanne Prince


Treasurer: Scott Sweely

Director of Fundraising: Danny Deal

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