Mission Statement

The mission of Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation is to fund the Blount County Animal Center to provide exceptional medical care and adoption outcomes.

Smoky Mountain Animal Care aims to balance the health, public safety and welfare needs of people and animals in Blount County, Tennessee by responsibly and humanely enforcing animal-related laws; providing medical care, nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused and impounded animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; investigating cases where animal care is questionable, and finding new loving homes for homeless animals.

Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation places great emphasis on community involvement in solving the animal control and pet overpopulation problem for the county. SMACF actively seeks out the assistance of volunteers from the general public, service organizations and established animal rescue groups in the community to give of their time to foster animals, assist with animal adoptions, and promote responsible pet ownership through public education.

One of the long term goals of the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation is to create a Humane Region in east Tennessee by working together to form a network of animal welfare agencies with our neighboring counties. In so doing, animals in our region would benefit from the combined effort of many agencies and individuals working on their behalf.


We believe that we will be a part of the humane solution, not contributing to the problem of animal overpopulation. We are dedicated to animal welfare 365 days a year.

We understand that warehousing animals for the sake of saving them from humane euthanasia is not in the animal’s best interests.  At BCAC,  every healthy and behaviorally sound animal finds a home. Each adoptable animal with a treatable condition, receives treatment to restore its health. Every behaviorally sound animal with an untreatable medical condition, receives hospice care.

We believe that spaying and neutering of all pets is the solution to overpopulation. We also believe that education is central to addressing issues such as animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation.

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