Blount County Animal Control announces new hours

New hours were recently announced for the Blount County Animal Shelter.

“After two full weeks in operation, I am very pleased with the functioning of the new Animal Shelter facility,” County Mayor Jerry Cunningham said, in a press release.

“I remain concerned about being so short staffed at the shelter. It has become increasingly apparent to me that we must adjust the hours the shelter is open in order to allow our limited staff time to address housekeeping and other matters within the shelter.”

Accordingly, the shelter will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch each day, the mayor said.

Questions can be directed to the Blount County Mayor’s office at 865-273-5700.

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