SPCA of Bradley County, TN

No-Kill Animal Shelter
1570 Johnson Blvd SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: (423) 790-1915

 

The SPCA of Bradley County celebrated its 3rd anniversary on March 17, 2017. 

Since opening the SPCA of Bradley County has taken in (to date) more than 4,500 animals from our community and we are proud to say that we have maintained the No-Kill status that the shelter was founded upon. This is no easy task being an open intake shelter in the south. Things do not come easier because of the noble notion of being No-Kill. The work is harder, the days are longer, and the failures cut deeper.

We publish these numbers in hopes of sharing our trials and triumphs with the community we serve. These numbers represent lives in our care. We take that responsibility very seriously. Each life matters to us, even when we are too late to save them. They die with the dignity of a name and someone to hold them as they go. Each loss hurts, but each happy tails strengthens our resolve. We are more committed than ever to place the homeless animals in our community, to rescue the abandoned, to heal the wounded, and to love the abused.


The sad fact is there are not enough homes in our community to place these animals, but there are homes with our shelter partners to the North. These communities have more adopters than they have animals. This is why we began our transport efforts and why these efforts have increased to match or even exceed our adoption numbers. Our primary goal ALWAYS is to place our animals in good homes or with appropriate rescues who can do the same. We know that our community appreciates these efforts to remain a No-Kill shelter. These efforts do carry cost as each animal must be vaccinated, dewormed, deflea-ed, heartworm tested, and go through a health exam at the vet's office. On average it costs $35-$40 per animal and this does not include staffing, gas (to and from the vet's office as well as to meet transport usually in Knoxville), and wear/tear on shelter vehicles. It is an awfully small price to pay to keep saving lives instead of ending them.


The SPCA of Bradley County rescues animals from unimaginable cruelty and deplorable conditions. These animals need immediate and life saving veterinary care. This is why we created the Angel Fund. This fund is used solely to give these animals the medical care they need. We operate on a "shoe-string" budget. There are no funds from the operational budget to fulfill this need. This is where our community and followers come in. No matter how small or insignificant it may feel, every dollar counts. Your donation saves lives. It takes all of us.

Being a non-profit animal shelter also means we are heavily dependent upon volunteers. The animals who come to us are often scared and lonely. They need YOU. Make a difference. Be a part of Team SPCA.


The SPCA has also far outgrown it's current facilities. We are constantly repairing, updating, and re-purposing to maximize use of the buildings. Feel free to stop by, take a tour, and ask for current repair projects going on. Perhaps you have a skill (or know someone) that you would be willing to use to help with our repair work. We are currently trying to get a leaky roof, falling insulation, and poor HVAC flow repaired to keep our animals, staff, and volunteers comfortable.

We would also like to take a moment to clarify a misconception regarding donations. We do NOT nor have we ever received funding from the ASPCA or other national affiliates. If you wish to donate directly toward the homeless animals in your community, please donate directly to your local humane societies and animal shelters. Those donations stay in your community to benefit animal welfare in your area.


For information to adopt, donate, volunteer, or foster please contact us at the following:

office@spcaofbradleycountytn.org
1570 Johnson Boulevard SE
Cleveland TN, 37311
423-790-1915


(if mailing donations feel free to specify the area you would like to donate toward: Transport, Angel Fund, Building Repairs, General Donation)

Mailing Address:
SPCA of Bradley County
PO Box 703
Cleveland, TN 37364

By purchasing one or more of these items you will also be helping to save a life of a cat or dog that has come to the shelter sick or injured as 100% of the money will go toward covering their vet bills!! 
Zip up jacket with hood $40 
T-Shirts $18
Calendar $10

Buy a jacket and T-Shirt combo and get a free calendar filled with some of our shelter babies and tells you about us. 
Don't live in the area? No problem - order on line by contacting us at Manager@spcaofbradleycountytn.org

Check out the Adoption Specials below...

Volunteers Needed!
We are always in need of help with the animals, but even more so during the summer.
Please consider coming out to the shelter and helping with the animals. We, and the animals, would greatly appreciate it. You'll get plenty of tail wags, happy faces and doggie kisses!
For more information and to get things started just stop by the shelter located at 1570 Johnson Blvd.
Tuesday through Saturday between 12-5 pm. 
Invite your friends to come out and help too!