The mission of Cocke County Animal Control is to promote and enforce the humane treatment of our animal population as well as a dedication to rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the pet population through a cooperative effort with the community. This is accomplished through following state mandated guidelines and procedures.Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.Animal Control only goes on after hour calls in the event of an emergency.If you are in need of animal control please call the above listed number.If there is no answer please leave a message.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have an emergency and I did not get an answer on the Animal Control number?Jonas Tankersley2017-06-16T02:18:32+00:00
When calling animal control if you do not get an answer it is important to leave a message.Cocke County has one animal control officer for the entire county.Many times, he is out of the cell phone coverage area in more rural parts of the county.During these times the phone does not always display a missed call.If you haven’t received a return call in what you feel is an adequate amount of time please contact the County Mayor’s Office at 423-623-8791 and someone there will take your call.
If I am concerned about conditions of livestock, do I still call animal control?Jonas Tankersley2017-06-16T02:17:17+00:00
Call the animal control number listed above during normal business hours.The animal control officer will come to the area in question and try to locate the animal.However, if the animal in question is on the property of the owner when animal control arrives then the animal will not be taken in.