Loudon County Friends of Animals is a group of caring dedicated volunteers who are working hard to rescue and place the animals that find their way into the public shelter system. The local animal shelters in East, Tennessee does not have the resources, financial backing, space or manpower, to house all the stray and surrendered animals on an indefinite basis. Therefore, the clock starts ticking for these animals at the moment that they are deemed ready for adoption.
Our primary mission is spay/neuter working at ground zero. For many years our mission was rescue only. After pulling hundreds from local shelters each year to try and lower euthanasia, we never saw any changes in intake. Therefore, we changed our primary mission to spay/neuter for community cats and kittens and trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral cat colonies in order to reduce the number of animals being born which might eventually find their way into the shelter system.
LCFOA will continue to work hard in rescue to insure that as many animals as possible are rescued through either direct adoption, or placement into the foster care system before the clock stops ticking and their time is up. Please help us make a difference!
A group of dedicated volunteers working to rescue the animals that find their way into the shelter system by providing veterinarian care, sterilization and permanent home placement.
LCFOA has expanded their great efforts to saving kitties to not only Loudon County, but we are now pulling many cats and kittens out of the Blount County, Roane County and Rockwood City Shelters and hope to make a huge impact for these shelters in 2017.
2016 Adoption Results
LCFOA is pleased that they were directly involved in saving the lives of over 467 animals in 2016 LCFOA pulled animals from the Loudon County shelter into foster homes plus pays sponsorships for animals at the shelter to help get them adopted. We also took into rescue and found homes for many residents needing help rehoming their pets to keep them from going to the shelter.
LCFOA paid to spay/neuter 200+ animals in Loudon County in 2016 through our free Spay/Neuter program for low income families.
LCFOA started a TNR program in 2016 and we TNR’d (Trap/Neuter/Spay/Return) over 250 cats and we took the kittens from these colonies into foster care and got them good homes.
FREE Spay and Neuter Program
LCFOA has a free Spay/Neuter program for Low Income Families in Loudon County only. Please call Kimmey at 865-408-7475 to set up your appointment.
Please visit the SPAY TENNESSEEwebsite to view a list of all the low cost Spay/Neuter facilities in the state of Tennessee.
Huge Impact on Shelter Statistics
LCFOA started in 2016 taking cats and kittens from the community versus them taken to our local kill shelter. Cats do not do well in shelter cages and many that seem to be semi-feral are nothing less than a precious loving house pet now at the shelter deemed unadoptable. By us taking them directly from the owner, we reduced the intake at our shelter by 348 cats and kittens in 2016 with this program, which reduced the euthanasia from 44% in 2015 to 28% in 2016. LCFOA is very proud we made this happen.
Non Profit EBAY Store for the Animals
We sell all types of stuff donated to LCFOA to be sold on our wonderful new EBAY store. This is how we fund spay/neuter to save the shelter animals. We are also a Top Rated Seller on EBAY.
LCFOA wants to thank all the wonderful organizations and individual donors for making us the success that we are in saving animals and getting help for low income families to get their kitties all spay/neutered too. We operate on a shoe string budget but have saved over 3,000 kittens and cats since we started. That is a lot of kitties spay/neutered and in loving homes that keeps all of us working hard to save more each and every year.
Petsense & Ricki’s Pet Depot
In 2017 LCFOA opened up adoption centers inside the Petsense store in Lenoir City and Ricki’s Pet Depot in Farragut. In just the first quarter, we have adopted out over 100 adult cats at these centers and we are extremely happy. The majority of people want kittens and the poor adults just sit at shelter for a long time or many euthanized, especially seniors who rarely get adopted. LCFOA is quite partial to seniors, momma cats and adult cats and work our hardest to save them from getting euthanized. Every kitty, not just kittens deserve a great home. Lets please remember, kittens will be adults and seniors someday too.