East Tennessee Spay & Neuter

   Working for a Better Life For Pets & People

P.O. Box 2171, Elizabethton, TN 37644
423-289-5548     etnspay-neuter@hotmail.com   & on Facebook

 2,194 pets helped so far (as of 3/28/14)
At only 1 litter of 4 each, that's at least 8,776 prevented!

Next up: Easter Bake Sale, 4/19, 10-2pm
Tractor Supply, Elizabethton &
5th Annual Animal Walkathon, 4/26, 11-1pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park

See Events page for more!


3B's Thrift Shop RE-OPENED 3/19
503 1st Ave., Hampton (behind Dollar General)
Bigger store, more hours: Tu-Fri, 10-5, Sat. 10-2
3B's donates 15% of profits to ETSN!!!


You helped us fill the Pot o' Gold for Pets!
Thanks to all who brought your change jars! The event brought in over $1,000 for pets!
Heaviest donation prize: Hazel Chambers


If you work at Walmart, please sign up for
the Volunteering Always Pays program!
See the Help Us page for details.


Get your Bojangles coupon books from us!
$25 value for just $3! Makes a great gift!
Combos, family deals, individual items...
great food, great price, great cause!


Get your NEW State of TN
Spay/Neuter Saves Lives License Plates!
A portion of the $60 fee supports a grant
for spay-neuter vouchers!
Plus, it's a great way to spread the word!
(Purchase from State of TN or your local county.)


Check out the Valentine's Day
pooches smoochin' booth photos at the
Peace Love Paws Photography site!


Donate now via PayPal! Every dollar supports our Better Life for Pets & People Programs: spay-neuter, pet food pantry, wellness care, education, fostering.  We are not affiliated with any shelter or humane society, and receive no public funding. We are a private nonprofit organization operating on donations. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you!


If you shop online at Amazon, Walmart,
Barnes & Noble, etc., please click the links
on our Critter Gear page first!
Costs $0, and helps ETSN!

************HELP US HELP CATS!!!***********
We received a food donation from
the ASPCA & 9Lives Morris' Rescue Watch!
 Click here to watch funny cat videos--
For every video view, 9Lives will donate food to a cat in need - up to one million meals!
See Happy Tales page for more.


We are looking for volunteers interested in running a spay-neuter transport from areas such as Butler, Mountain City, Roan Mountain, and Unicoi! If you are interested, please contact 423-437-3850 or email


Paws of Hope Animal Wellness Center
OPEN Tues-Fri., 8am to 5pm
Call 423-391-0224 for appt.
231 Hwy. 19E, Bluff City (next to Dollar Gen.)

Excellent care at an affordable price!

Paws of Hope is a full-service veterinary clinic offering the highest quality veterinary care. We are unique in that we offer an income-based service to those who qualify.


Appalachian Feral Cat Allies

Judy King and AFCA are joining with ETSN's organization to provide feral cat trap-neuter-release assistance in Carter, Unicoi, Washington, and other area counties.
If you have community cats in need of spay-neuter,
contact AFCA at 423-743-7081.


Buy Rada Cutlery and Shop at online merchants thru our Help Us page & raise money for our programs!


Be a HERO in your community!
Help us keep the pet food pantry open!
Sponsors needed NOW!!!

  • Here's what one pet owner has to say: "My wife and I thank you from the depth of our hearts for giving us dog food each month. The two of us live on only my disability, we are truly poor, but we choose to share our lives with our wonderful dogs. We had the dogs, well, all but one of them, before my disability hit me. So getting rid of a family member was just not an option for us. We would do without food before we gave up any of our "family". Your monthly help has made a HUGE difference in our lives and we just can't thank you enough. God bless." --Steve Evans, Elizabethton

  • Cost of the pet food pantry is about $500 per month. Sponsorships are $500, $250, or $175.
    Contact 423-437-3850 for details.
  • Let's keep these pets with their families and
    OUT of the shelter!

Take a LOOK at the wonderful pets looking for homes at FurSuthernLuv on Petfinder, and see their web page.

We NEED A HOME for Starla ...
And we need FOSTERS to help more pets!
Please consider opening your heart & home!


Starla, 1yr. spayed female, very loving and gentle...she would make a wonderful house companion!


Shop at 3B's Thrift Shop, 503 First Avenue in Hampton (behind Dollar General).
They donate 15% of their profits to ETSN!

Also, check out the Grey Muzzle Foundation video about adopting older pets. See ETSN's Charlie there!

Pets like Maxine NEED YOU....

When she first came to us, Maxine was pregnant and unable to eat regular food because of her damaged jaw. Maxine's got a loving home now, but there are plenty of pets out there that still need care--everything from
ear mites to major surgery--that their owners
just can't afford.
You can help us keep them with their families

Paws of Hope Animal Wellness Center
charges are based on income,
so we NEED your support!

Mike Barnett of Big John's Closeouts donated $1,000, & has challenged others to match it!

Paws of Hope is an income-based full-service vet clinic, located next to Dollar General in Bluff City,
and we already have a long waiting list of pets needing care that their owners can't afford.

Help us keep these pets OUT OF THE SHELTER!!!

We believe that
EVERY animal deserves excellent care
at an affordable price!

Tell your friends & family!!!

Donate at Big John's Closeouts, 3B's Thrift Shop,
at the Purple Bus at Tractor Supply on Saturdays,
or click here: 

See the Paws of Hope page for more info & photos.

To sign up for a spay-neuter voucher
or pet food pantry,

come to Tractor Supply in Elizabethton on
Saturdays from
10:30am to noon.

Low-income pet owners please bring
proof of family income below $25,000/yr.

Spay/Neuter Transport
It takes less than 6 hours per week!

***You can sign up for vouchers or pet food pantry on Saturdays at Tractor Supply in Elizabethton 
Bring proof of income.

See our  Services page for more details.

Help us keep our transport vans on the road--
be a sponsor!


See the Help Us! page for more details....

Your Donation Makes Our Work Possible!  Every dollar we raise is spent locally to help families and their pets have a better life.

$10 = 1 Rabies Shot
$20 = 1/2 male cat surgery 
$30 = 1/2 dog surgery
$40 = 1/2 laser toner cartridge OR 1 male cat surgery
$55 = 1 female cat surgery OR 3 months of website hosting
$60 = 1 dog surgery OR laundry supplies for one month
$70 = 1 dog surgery plus Rabies shot OR 2 months of internet service
$80 = 1 laser toner cartridge OR 2 male cat surgeries
$100 = 1 dog surgery with shots & transport or 1/5 pet food pantry for one month

Sponsor a Pet:  Make a donation to help us reach as many animals as possible. Currently, transport and surgery costs from $55 to $75 per animal, depending on species and gender. Pet food about $500 per month, and many pet owners need financial assistance for veterinary care. To sponsor a spay-neuter, pet food, or the vet care fund, click on the following Donate button, or send a check to P.O. Box 2171, Elizabethton, TN 37644. You can also contact us directly at 423-437-3850
or at etnspay-neuter@hotmail.com

We are not affiliated with the Elizabethton Animal Shelter, the Carter County Humane Society, or any other group, and receive no public funding. We are a private nonprofit organization operating on donations. All donations are tax deductible.

East Tennessee Spay & Neuter
P.O. Box 2171, Elizabethton, TN 37644