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Our Projects

The Friends of the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter host several projects throughout the year to recognize accomplishments and raise funds.

Three golfers
Three members of FECCAS

2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Elizabethton Golf Course
August 5, 20223

We had a great turnout at the tournament and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

The winners with a low score of 56 were Lucas Birchfield, Cory Walker, Jaxton Holly, and Brandon Holly.

We hope to see everyone back again for next year's tournament!

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain Concert
Postponed: July 29, 2023
Evening Breeze Arena

Due to a heavy storm moving through the area, the concert set for June 29, 2023 had to be postponed.

We will keep you informed of the new date set for this concert.

Carson Peters concert poster
Cat in bubble window backpack

Vaccine Clinic
Animal Shelter
May 20, 2023

Our second low-cost vaccination clinic was also a great success! We had quite a few dogs and cats come by to get their annual vaccinations.  We would like to thank Dr. Ashley Eisenback, DVM for all of her hard work on this event.

We plan to hold another clinic possibly around September, so watch our social media channels for more information.

Vaccine Clinic
Animal Shelter
March 25, 2023

The low-cost vaccination clinic was a great success! We had quite a few dogs and cats come by to get their annual vaccinations.  We would like to thank Dr. Gail Lane and ETSN for helping out with this  clinic. 

We plan to hold another clinic in May so watch our social media channels for more information.

Pet owners in line for vaccine clinic

Happy Tails 5k Race and 1k Walk
Elizabethton Covered Bridge Park
February 12, 2023

We would like to thank everyone who came out for our second annual Happy Tails 5k Race and 1k pet walk.  Thanks to all who braved the cold, wet weather to come support a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Carter County.  Congratulations to Matt Wagner who came in first in the 5k run and everyone else who participated!

Angel Trees for Christmas
Elizabethton locations
December 1 - January 4, 2022

Several Angel Trees are located throughout Elizabethtown. You can select an item from the tree or make a monetary donation. This is a great way to support your local animal shelter. The trees will remain up until January 4th.

Trees are located at:

     Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library

     PetSense Elizabethton

     Riverside Tap House

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Carson Peters Concert
December 10
Bonnie Kate Theater

The Carson Peters Concert on December 10th at the Bonnie Kate Theater was a great success! We had a full-house and everyone had a great time. Thank you to Carson Peters for supporting your local animal shelter!

Barktoberfest 2022 
October 15

This year's annual Barktoberfest was a huge success!

We had good traffic at the FECCAS booth and raised quite a bit of money to help the shelter.

The dog/owner costume contest was especially fun with the winning pair being Sherlock Holmes themed.

This even was hosted by: Riverside Taphouse, FECCAS and Main Street Elizabethton


Evening Breeze Arena Training Challenge raises funds for FECCAS.

On Sunday, September 20, Appalachian Saddle Club and Evening Breeze Arena hosted a Training Challenge to help new riders learn skills. This event raised funds to help with spay/neuter programs in Carter County.

Golf Tournament raises funds for Spay/Neuter

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, FECCAS hosted the first annual golf tournament at the Elizabethton Golf Course. Sixteen teams entered the tournament.

“We had a great turnout today and the weather was perfect for a golf tournament,” said Danny Deal, the Golf Tournament Organizer.  “It is encouraging to see so many people come out to support our spay/neuter projects here in Carter County."

"On a scale of one to ten, I think this was a ten all the way," said Rey Padilla, General Manager of the Elizabethton Golf Course. "I appreciate everyone supporting this event and the animals it will help."

Golf Tournament Player wearing Dogs are my favorite people shirt

Work completed on new grinder pump for kennels

Grinder pump
Finished smooth land
Outdoor dog kennels

Not a pretty project but a very necessary one!!


For years the Shelter has had issues with waste disposal from their outdoor dog building. It is a complex system as it has to not only deal with dog waste but the occasional ball or toy!

The Friends group have consulted with the City Waste Water Department and the Architects who drew up the initial plans and we have come up with a plan to fix the problem. With the help of the city, we rerouted the piping to make the run shorter and more direct, and installed a new grinder pump – which grinds the waste into a liquid state then pumps it out under low pressure into the City waste water disposal system. 

The City donated the piping and connected it up to their main waste water line – so thanks to them. Jonathan and his team were exceptionally helpful and a joy to work with!

FECCAS dedicates new kennel expansion

Three men cutting a celebration ribbon
Man presenting plaque to woman

On July 23, 2022, FECCAS held a ribbon cutting to dedicate the new kennel expansion to the shelter. The organization worked to raise money from area donors to enclose several kennels to provide full heating and cooling to the animals.

Also recognized during the ceremony was the Delawder Estate which provided funds for the shelter van and an expansion to the cat holding area. This area now provides cat patios or "catios" where the cats can safely play in groups on cat-safe trees and other amenities.

The final presentation of the day was a proclamation from Governor Bill Lee recognizing Wanda Marlow and Brenda Persinger for their extraordinary efforts in managing feral cat colonies throughout Carter County.

To further help reduce the pet animal population in the Carter County area, FECCAS announced a pledge to raise funds to build a Spay/Neuter facility on land adjacent to the shelter. 

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